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Court considers whether Canada's carbon tax is legal

30 Sep 20 - After two days of hearing arguments for and against the federal government's carbon tax, the Supreme Court of Canada has adjourned without a decision.

Prospect of snap election reanimates Canada’s carbon tax battle

26 Aug 20 - Canada’s carbon tax is facing a renewed backlash amid talk of a green recovery to covid-19 and the prospect of a snap election in the autumn.

Seattle permanently closes 20 miles of street

21 May 20 - Seattle has made bold moves to put pedestrians and cyclists first by permanently closing up to 20 miles of roadways to nonessential through traffic to encourage people to exercise safely.

Canadian election gives carbon tax a chance

Justin Trudeau

23 Oct 19 - Environment leaders say the federal election result should be a signal from Canadians that climate change should no longer be fodder for partisan bickering.

Can Asia's climate-cooked cities beat the heat?

26 Sep 19 - Extreme heat has affected the Rugby World Cup being held in Japan and the story looks like it will be the same for next year's Olympic Games.

Guards watch Canadian environment minister

Catherine McKenna

13 Sep 19 - Canadian environment minister Catherine McKenna says she has been assigned a security detail because of abuse she has received both online and in person.

Saying climate change is real could bring trouble

21 Aug 19 - Canadian environment charities have been warned that discussing the dangers of climate change during the upcoming federal campaign could get them into trouble.

Trudeau signs off on fuel pipeline - again

21 Jun 19 - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the green light for a second time to a $5.5 billion pipeline expansion that has attracted strong opposition from environmentalists and some indigenous...

Canada imposes carbon tax on four provinces

2 Apr 19 - Canada has imposed a landmark carbon tax on four provinces which had defied Ottawa’s push to combat climate change.

Climate strategy has Trudeau firmly on back foot

12 Oct 18 - When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swept into power in 2015, he pledged to make fighting climate change a top priority for his government.

National park under fire from oil and gas

29 Jun 18 - The world’s second-largest national park is under threat from a destructive combination of climate change, oil and gas development and hydroelectric projects.

The Great Canadian Paris-pipeline paradox

7 Jun 18 - The Canadian government’s decision to purchase Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project shortly after ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change creates an interesting paradox and a...

Canada eyes carbon price to cut emissions

4 May 18 - Canada says that setting a nationwide carbon price could help to cut emissions by 90 million tonnes while maintaining a strong economy.

Trudeau vows to push ahead with pipeline plans

19 Apr 18 - Justin Trudeau has said Canada’s government is prepared to use taxpayer dollars to push forward plans for a controversial pipeline expansion, despite protests and efforts by a provincial government...

One of the dirtiest oil sources wants to go green

29 Mar 18 - One of the most aggressive campaigns to fight global warming is happening in a Canadian province. There’s just one problem: the same place is also home to some of the dirtiest oil in the world.

Ontario permits sell out at first auction

7 Mar 18 - Ontario has participated in its first auction of carbon allowances as part of the Western Climate Initiative, selling 23,743,316 current-vintage allowances at a price of $C18.44 ($NZ19.66).

Canada pledges $1 billion to protect nature

2 Mar 18 - The Canadian Government plans to invest $1.3 billion to preserve the country’s land, oceans and wildlife.

How Trudeau welcomed Trump and oil lobby pipeline help

12 Feb 18 - The Trudeau government treated Donald Trump’s election as “positive news” for Canada’s energy industry and welcomed the help of Canada’s main corporate oil group in lobbying the US administration,...

Angry scientists condemn Trudeau's climate research cut

25 Jan 18 - In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 250 Canadian scientists highlight their concern over the imminent end of a research programme to better understand climate change.


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