Some thoughts from the rally

In conjunction with the Council of Canadians, we held a rally on Monday as part of the National Day of Action against the federal buyout of the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline. Many songs, poems and words were shared amongst the many gathered. Here is the speech prepared by Mark Bigland-Pritchard: $4.5 billion of taxpayers’ money... Continue Reading →

Response from the Premier re: Open letter on TMX

At the end of April we sent a letter to Premier Scott Moe urging the Saskatchewan Party government to reconsider its response to the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline dispute. The letter was signed by 8 other organizations and collectives, 136 Saskatchewan residents and 35 other people from places across the country, from BC to Ontario.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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