Underwhelming Renewable Energy Investments by Trudeau’s Liberals

After nearly 10 years of the Harper government’s “all-in-approach” on fossil fuel development, the election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals was seen as an exciting opportunity and step forward for the green economy in Canada. Expectations ran high as Trudeau emphasized balancing the economy and environment, with signature promises being made such as the phasing outContinue reading “Underwhelming Renewable Energy Investments by Trudeau’s Liberals”

How Can Municipalities Mitigate Climate Change?

When discussing strategies to mitigate climate change, responsibility tends to fall entirely on provincial and federal governments. Municipalities are often excluded from the conversation, which is unfortunate, as they play an important role in developing environmental public policy.  All levels of government must be included in climate mitigation discussions if Canada is to reach theContinue reading “How Can Municipalities Mitigate Climate Change?”

Canada Should Abandon the Trans Mountain Expansion

The Trans Mountain expansion project (TMX) has been at the forefront of contemporary Canadian political debate; dividing the country and escalating disputes between Provinces. The controversy surrounding the project, which was proposed in December 2013, highlights the electorate’s growing emphasis on balancing environmental and economic concerns. Does the TMX achieve this balance? Definitely not. Primarily,Continue reading “Canada Should Abandon the Trans Mountain Expansion”