Leona Aglukkaq

Trouble Could Be Brewing for B.C.'s Endangered Killer Whales

Ecojustice | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

Two years ago, Ecojustice and our clients celebrated a landmark win for protection of B.C.'s iconic killer whales under the Species at Risk Act. And while there have been some recent signs that these populations may be on the long road to recovery, proposed projects like the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and now the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 expansion pose new threats to their survival.

Canada Sets 'Ambitious' Greenhouse Gas Target

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Canada has set a new greenhouse gas emission reduction target as it prepares for international talks later this year, but critics say the g...

Aglukkaq Hands Reins To John Kerry

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The United States assumed leadership of the Arctic Council on Friday and made it clear that the attention of the eight countries th...

Aglukkaq: Best Enviro-Friendly Budget Ever

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No previous federal budget has ever done more for the environment than the one delivered this week by the Conservative government, according ...

Aglukkaq: Letter To Provinces On Emissions Targets Wasn't An Attack

CBC | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics

The federal environment minister says her letter to the provinces last week about their climate change efforts should have come as no surprise, and wa...

Tories Prod Provinces After Missing UN Deadline

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Having missed a March 31 deadline to submit greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets to the United Nations, the Harper government is proddi...

Canada Won't Hit Deadline In Advance Of Major UN Climate Talks

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Harper government on the sidelines as U.S. and Mexico agree to joint task force to tackle climate change.

Tories To Study Dangers Of Microbeads

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government says Environment Canada is studying the dangers posed to wildlife and the environment by the plastic microbeads f...

Canada's Contribution To UN Climate Talks Dependent On Provincial Actions

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's contribution to a major United Nations climate change conference later this year will be heavily dependent on actions by provincial ...

Aglukkaq Says Parks Canada's Budget Has Grown. But Has It Really?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics

A 26 per cent increase? Not quite.

How Long Will Minister Aglukkaq Ignore the Problem of Endangered Species? asks @JohnMcKayLib

John McKay | Posted 04.01.2015 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Recent cuts to Environment Canada's operating budget have left the department a shadow of its former self and unable to enforce what little environmental laws are left. The Harper Government has burned enough environmental legislation to keep the Minister warm for an entire winter in her home in chilly Gjoa Haven. Nero fiddles while Rome burns.

Canadian Weather Forecasts And Warnings Are About To Get Better

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada's environment minister chose a city that has had more than its fair share of extreme weather events to announce $134 million Thursday...

Aglukkaq Announces $7M Arctic Research Fund

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq has announced funding of more than $7 million for research on new and developing fishe...

Nunavut's Food Crisis Prompts Intense Scrutiny

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada Politics

IQALUIT, Nunavut - The line-up for Iqaluit's soup kitchen stretches out the door, down a flight of wooden steps and onto the icy street. Dozens of peo...

Canada To Fall WAY Short Of 2020 Climate Targets

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada remains well short of meeting its international 2020 climate change commitment, Environment Canada reported Monday, even if the econom...

She Admits Reading Newspaper During Question Period Was A 'Bad Idea'

CBC | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Politics

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says it was a bad idea to read the newspaper during question period, appearing insensitive to her constituents w...

Aglukkaq Evades Questions, Pulls Out Newspaper Instead

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq was caught reading a newspaper in question period on Monday after evading questions about exorbitant food prices a...

Zi-Ann Lum

Aglukkaq Reacts To Interview About Rage Over Nunavut Food Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Politics

Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq says she is reviewing legal options over comments a Nunavut politician made about her and the Harper government. ...

TV Host Gets Tough With Tory MP

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics

When the United States and China announced an historic agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions last week, many said Canada would soon face increase...

Huge U.S.-China Climate Deal To Put Pressure On Us

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian policy-makers can expect to come under intense pressure now that the United States and China have reached a ground-breaking agreemen...

Fur Group Lobbied Tories Over RCMP Hat Decision

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A national fur organization says it raised objections with federal cabinet ministers upon learning the RCMP planned to begin outfitting offic...

Tories Overturn RCMP Move To Stop Wearing Fur Hats

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A move by the Mounties to doff their fur hats in favour of more animal-friendly tuques isn't getting any muskrat love from the federal Conser...

Conservatives Announce New New Vehicle Emissions Standards

CBC | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Politics

Canada's government is announcing new regulations to lower greenhouse gas emissions in cars and trucks that will bring the country's auto ...

The Problem With High Turnover in Canada's Dept. of the Environment

John McKay | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Frequent turnover at the head of a Department in the Public Service, sometimes referred to as Canada's Permanent Government, is almost never a good sign. It is often indicative of some serious friction at the highest level which almost inevitably reverberates throughout the department. It is therefore concerning but not surprising that Michael Martin is just the latest Deputy Minister at the Department of the Environment.

The Harper Government™ Is Just Canada's Ministry of Magic

John McKay | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Astute readers of the Harry Potter series and keen political observers may see parallels to the current Harper Government™ as it seems to operate in a parallel universe clinging to its fantasies, denying obvious facts, and not helping Canadians adapt to the profound changes climate disruption will inevitably bring. Minister Aglukkaq is entitled to her fantasies; however she is not entitled to the facts.