Town Hall meeting on April 9

We're excited to be hosting a town hall meeting on climate change on Monday, April 9th, at St. Thomas Wesley United Church (808 20th St W). Everyone is welcome and we hope you'll join us to discuss what meaningful climate solutions can look like in the province of Saskatchewan (and the city of Saskatoon!). At... Continue Reading →

Corporate Climate Accountability

It's not often that a whole bunch of climate justice advocates, Indigenous rights activists, environmental lawyers and other experts get together to hang out in the same room for a couple days. So a few members of CJS were excited to participate in the Corporate Climate Justice conference held on unceded Coast Salish Territory in... Continue Reading →

“Management and reduction of greenhouse gases” from Saskatchewan’s electricity – the devil is in the detail

Any serious programme to address climate change has to include an accelerated phase-out of coal.  That is because it’s the most carbon-intensive fuel in common use.  Among the most carbon-intensive coals is the low-grade lignite which SaskPower uses to supply a little over 40% of our electricity – and which is responsible for over 70%... Continue Reading →

Let’s have some real democracy!

“It’s not the government’s role to put its thumb on the scale of any particular project – it undermines the public confidence that the environment is getting the protection that it needs. Governments issue permits, but communities grant permission.” An important statement of democratic values, and well put. The speaker was Justin Trudeau (video here),... Continue Reading →

It’s time to talk about coal

If you’ve been following the news in the past week, you’ve probably noticed a lot of talk about coal. COP23, the latest UN conference on climate change, wrapped up on Friday and throughout the two-week conference the Canadian delegation, led by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, had its attention focused firmly on coal.... Continue Reading →

People’s Climate March in Regina

We haven't posted for a while.  That's not because we haven't been doing anything - it's more because we've been doing too many other things! But this weekend our friends in Regina are organising a climate rally.  And here is a guest post from one of those organisers, Frances Simonson: Saskatchewan will participate in the... Continue Reading →

The premiers’ Pan-Canadian Framework

Discussions among federal and provincial ministers have finally yielded a result.  In an 80-page document, they have set out their agreement on action to address climate change.  At least, most of them have.  The Manitoba government is withholding its support for the framework as a bargaining counter until its concerns about healthcare funding are met.... Continue Reading →

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