Leona Aglukkaq

Tories To Study Dangers Of Microbeads

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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 02.26.2015 | 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 01.30.2015 | 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.

Stephen Harper and the Climate Change Chamber of Secrets

John McKay | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Climate change has emerged as the single most important issue of our time, and it is nothing short of baffling that this government has chosen to bury its head in the sand and hope it goes away. Not only has the Harper government ignored the issue, but it has also gone to great lengths to suppress further research and any meaningful remedial or mitigating action. When Stephen Harper took office in 2006, he promised that we would not recognize Canada when he was done with it. He is on-track to keep that promise. For the sake of my grandchildren and all of us Muggles, I hope that Canadians prove him wrong in 2015.

Fears of Cost Overruns, Flooding of Peace Valley Loom on Eve of Site C Dam Report

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Opponents of the proposed Site C dam are hoping a report from the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency panel, to be released Thursday, will emphasize potential environmental damage from the massive dam and persuade the federal and provincial governments that the project should be scrapped.

Harper's Most Generous Cabinet Minister

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's official gift shop is tucked into the fourth floor of a government building in nearby Gatineau, Que., but you won't see any tourists...

Selling Europe On The Seal Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Business

GENEVA - Canada's northern development minister says it was wrong for the World Trade Organization to uphold a European Union ban on seal products bas...

B.C. Government Support for New Prosperity Mine Sends Confusing Message To First Nations

Adam Olsen | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Adam Olsen

Despite the fact that the Tsilhqot'in and Secwepemc are opposed to the New Prosperity mine, the B.C. Liberal government continues to support the project. This is both profoundly troubling and inconsistent with their commitments to First Nations.

Taseko New Prosperity Mine Rejection Based On Sound Assessment

Andrew Weaver | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andrew Weaver

British Columbia is blessed with a vast array of natural resources; mining has and will continue to have a profound influence on the B.C. economy. But the reason why we have environmental assessments is to ensure that new mine developments meet certain criteria. Cutting red tape means expediting the assessment process, not undermining it.

Tory MP Blasts His Own Government

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Two veteran Conservative MPs are speaking out against their own government after a proposal for a billion-dollar gold and copper mine in B...