Canada Kyoto

On October 19th, Let's Remember Who We Are As Canadians

Michael Rowe | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Rowe

There is nothing intrinsically "Canadian," let alone "conservative," about leveraging insecurity, racism and xenophobia for votes through ethnic scapegoating. That is not a "conservative" strategy; it's a fascist strategy with a long and bloody history, and it has no place in Canada. On October 19th, we have a chance to "take our country back." We have the chance to declare once and for all that who and what we are as Canadians is no longer for sale. We have a chance to steer Canada off its collision course with history, to save it from derailing and crashing beyond our ability to recognize it, let alone repair it.

Politicians: Clean Water, Air and Soil Should Be Your Priority

David Suzuki | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada
David Suzuki

We are, above all else, biological beings, with an absolute need for clean air from the moment of birth to the last death rattle. We are about 60 per cent water by weight, so we need clean water to be healthy. We eat plants and animals for our nourishment, so whatever they're exposed to ends up in our bodies. We need clean soil to give us clean food. These are basic, biological facts and should be the prism through which any decision is made at individual, corporate or government levels. Protection of air, water, soil and the web of life should be the highest social, political and economic priority.

Stop Smearing Canada's Environmental Record

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Like Mr. Mulcair, Dr. Jaccard has gone down to Washington to try to shame Canada into walking away from a prospective source of prosperity and employment for the people of Canada. He does his country no service tossing around overheated rhetoric which only arms Canada's competitors and critics against her best interests.

If We "Go With Canada," the Environment Is Doomed

Cameron Fenton | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Last week the world hit a new milestone. We crossed 400 parts per million CO2 concentration in the Earth's atmosphere, 50ppm above what is considered a safe level. According to Canada's new advertising campaign website Go With Canada, our government is taking steps on environmental protection, climate action and industry monitoring. Reality paints a different picture.

Canada's Withdrawal From Kyoto Upheld By Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Federal Court has upheld the right of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government to withdraw from the Kyoto accord last December.But th...

Ecologists' 'Misinformation' Must Be Stopped

CP | Patrice Bergeron, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Politics

RIO DE JANEIRO - Environment Minister Peter Kent says Canada must stop the spread of "misinformation" on the environment by ecologists with an ideolog...

Why The Gutless Gutting?

Matt Price | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada
Matt Price

So many questions about Canada today. So few answers. What are the Conservatives scared of, indirectly gutting environmental laws via the budget, rat...

Tar Sands Will Be Quick Sand for the Next Generation

Gillian McEachern | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada
Gillian McEachern

A federal government concerned about what's being passed along to the next generation would be a leader in global negotiations for a strong, binding agreement to cut carbon pollution, put in place domestic rules to make polluters pay, and focus on building clean energy infrastructure instead of doubling down on tar sands. Instead, it's doing just the opposite.

PHOTOS: Canada's Top Polluting Provinces

CBC | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

As Canada begins the process of withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol this year, and Quebec launches the country's first cap-and-trade system regulating...

Ex-MP Takes Harper Government To Court For Ditching Kyoto

CP | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A group led by a former Bloc Quebecois MP is taking the Canadian government to court in the hope of overturning Ottawa's decision to withdr...

Former MP Taking Legal Action Against Tories Over Kyoto Breach

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Politics

A former Quebec politician is planning legal action against the Conservative government for pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, calling the move uncons...

Why We're All Confused About Climate Change

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

If the Earth were in distress, say, heating up to dangerous temperatures, the public would band together. We'd all scrutinize the problem to help climate scientists and environment ministers find a solution... wouldn't we? Many people wouldn't. When the issues are really complicated, some would avoid the crisis altogether.

Kyoto Withdrawal Costs Quebec Company A Client

CBC | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada Business

A U.K.-based company is refusing to buy products from Canada following the Conservative government's decision to formally withdraw from the Kyoto acco...

Canada's New Best Friend

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.15.2012 | Canada Politics

MOSCOW - Russia supports Canada's decision to pull out of the Kyoto Protocol, says its foreign ministry, reaffirming Friday that Moscow will not take ...

Shut Out: Opposition MPs on Kyoto Decision

Dennis Bevington | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Dennis Bevington

We were not welcome when minister Kent was announcing that Canada would not be part of a second Kyoto treaty. Unfortunately, Canada's new majority Conservative government feels there is no need for different points of view regardless of how many facts support them.

Durban Deal Much Better Than Kyoto, Canadian Companies Say

CBC | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Business

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers offered some praise for the Durban agreement on climate change, suggesting it's an improvement over th...

Kyoto Withdrawal: There Must Be a Political Price to Be Paid

Elizabeth May | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

Despite Peter Kent's "Kyoto is in the past" mentality, look what was approved in Durban: a second commitment period under Kyoto. Hardly "in the past." What's in the past? Canada's reputation as a country with any integrity.

Canada MIA at Durban

Laurin Liu | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Laurin Liu

During the last stretch of negotiations, delegates spotted the Canadian minister of environment in the main plenary room, shut out of key end-game negotiations. The sight of the minister in the plenary room, while high-level talks were occurring elsewhere, was striking in its symbolic accuracy.

Canada Pulls Out Of Kyoto

CBC | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada is formally withdrawing from the Kyoto accord, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday. The decision to do so will save the gov...

Why Kyoto Wasn't A Failure After All

CBC | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

It would be easy to look at the greenhouse gas-constraining Kyoto Protocol as a failure, particularly after all the desultory wrangling that oversaw i...

Do Not Mourn the Demise of Durban

Cameron Fenton | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The historical culprits for causing climate change have gotten away with murder in Durban, abandoning their responsibility for this crisis and placing the burden upon the shoulders of the world. But this is not the time to mourn Durban. We must organize and create a just, sustainable future.

Durban Agreement: 'We Want To Avoid Another Kyoto-Like Pact At All Costs'

CP | Arthur Max, The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics


Environment Minister Says Durban Platform Is 'Fair And Balanced'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics

DURBAN, South Africa - Canada's environment minister has praised the agreement on climate talks reached in South Africa on Sunday, and said he was cau...

Canada, the Grave Digger of Kyoto

Martin Lukacs | Posted 02.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Martin Lukacs

Few issues have united delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. But if you mentioned the name of "Canada," the response would be unanimous -- a collective groan and lament. Canada dug the grave for the Kyoto Protocol so the United States could put a bullet in its body.

CBC Documentary Comes Back To Haunt Peter Kent

Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Politics

Environment Minster Peter Kent has been voicing the Conservatives' plan to exit the Kyoto Protocol at the Durban climate talks, but he was striking a ...