A Green New Deal for Saskatchewan?

It would be hard to not notice all the fuss about the Green New Deal, which has offered an inspiring framework for community organizing and pushing the political agenda around the world. Recently the Pact for a Green New Deal was launched in Canada, and this month communities across the country are holding town hall meetings to discuss what... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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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