The former Baywatch star can't vote, but says she hopes citizens will consider climate change the No. 1 issue when they go to the polls
OTTAWA - When Stephen Harper takes the stage at a leading U.S. think-tank on Thursday to talk about Canada's energy prospects
This week, plenty of critics took the Harper government to task over its decision to withdraw Canada from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Even though the Conservatives' method of backing out of the convention was typically cowardly and arrogant, it's actually encouraging to see Canada asserting itself as a country grown-up and morally self-assured enough to act as a free agent on these kinds of matters. Given the UN's record, if Canada took the initiative for creating a new framework for principled, voluntary international co-operation, it might be doing the whole world a favour.
But Prime Minister Stephen Harper insisted Canada was withdrawing from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
OTTAWA - The Harper government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere
OTTAWA, Ont. — Prime Minister Stephen Harper sharply rebuked Environment Canada bureaucrats last year for overstepping their
Officially, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) has abolished most federal environmental assessment screenings, but the practical effect is less than it appears. The new process looks a lot like the old screening EA, but with less clear rules about procedure, content, timing, public consultation and opportunities for appeal.
A former Conservative MP and member of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy is calling on Prime Minister
In the recent announcement about changes to the environmental assessment process, the Conservatives have dropped any pretense they care about Canada's natural environment, and have reduced the federal government's oversight role to miniscule proportions.
In the Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena, Colombia, Harper warned that environmental reviews should not hold industry back. He should take a hard look at countries like Peru and Ecuador, where hundreds of conflicts have erupted over the environmental effects of extractive projects. The less-developed world may show us the image of our own future.