Just Transitions Summit recap

A number of CJS organizers just returned from the Just Transitions Summit on Treaty 4 territory in Regina. It was a highly energizing experience. Over 150 folks turned out for the two-day event covering a wide range of topics and starting serious conversations about planning a just transition in Saskatchewan. A major thank you is... Continue Reading →

Talking Just Transitions in Regina

Just Transitions: Building Saskatchewan's Next Economy October 27-28th, Regina We're really excited to be involved with this event coming up in Regina at the end of October. There will be two days of talks and interactive sessions covering various aspects of Saskatchewan's economy and future where we will be starting conversations about how to navigate... 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 →

“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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