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 →

Letter to Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna

from concerned citizens of Saskatchewan, convened by Climate Justice Saskatoon c/o 615 Main St, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0J8 climateactionsk@gmail.com 2016:Oct:01 Rt Hon Justin Trudeau and Hon Catherine McKenna House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Mr Trudeau and Ms McKenna We write as citizens of Saskatchewan, concerned that government needs: to take decisive action... Continue Reading →

Brad Wall risking being left behind

This week Premier Brad Wall has embarked on a tour out east to promote the Energy East pipeline, a project which demonstrates his dangerously poor understanding of climate change and of 21st century economics. A new report this month from the CCPA definitively shows that Canada cannot meet its emissions reductions obligations if it builds... Continue Reading →

Release: Public consultation on TPP in Saskatoon

The following is a press release from Climate Justice Saskatoon and the local chapter of the Council of Canadians. More information and media to follow. Locals to stage rally outside Trans-Pacific Partnership hearings in Saskatoon Saskatoon – Climate Justice Saskatoon and the local chapter of the Council of Canadians are organizing a rally to coincide... Continue Reading →

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