Canadian Politics

Canada is known for its natural beauty, but recent changes in the Canadian political climate have put its environment at risk.

Follow the latest news about environmental politics and policy in Canada to stay up to date on what’s happening in the country’s political climate.

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Hip-Hopolitical: Video Compares Food Industry to Drug Dealers

Making the web rounds is this video “What Up, Steve?” by Halifax rapper Kyle McKenna, blasting Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a number of shoddy political moves against Canadians. Another...
Keystone XL Pipeline protest

Blockadia Rising: Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade

The video opens to the sound of men howling like wolves, a growing sequence of hoots and cheers, bellows reminiscent of ancient war cries. Then a shot of land,...
shale gas drilling

Canadian government backs shale gas drilling in New Brunswick

The federal Environment Minister, Peter Kent, is reportedly vocalizing his support for shale-gas exploration in New Brunswick, Canada for its significant economic benefits. That said, Kent also admits that having...
Lake Winnipeg

Threatened Lake of the Year Award goes to Lake Winnipeg

The Global Nature Fund (GNF), a private non-profit that supports the protection of environment and nature, has recently awarded Lake Winnipeg the title of “Threatened Lake of the Year...
Ontario coal plant

Ontario to Phase Out Remaining Coal Plants

Ontario is that much closer to completely phasing out coal from its energy mix. Recently, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that the Lambton Generating Station and the Nanticoke Generating Station...
Canada environment and extreme weather

Canada’s Top Ten Weather Stories of 2012

Environment Canada has released its top 10 weather stories of the year. And according to the agency, "go big" seemed to be the theme for Mother Nature in 2012...
e-waste

Survey: Many Canadians not recycling electronics properly

We can be certain that a cache of old electronics will suddenly crop up by the end of this holiday season as millions of Canadians receive new electronic toys...
Sacred Headwaters

BC bans drilling from Sacred Headwaters

After a lengthy campaign spanning 8 long and tiring years, the Tahltan First Nation and their fellow environmental advocacy groups can finally rest in peace. On December18th, the government...
Randle Reef

Canadian government announces funding for Randle Reef clean-up

The Canadian government has pledged funding to clean up contaminated sediment at Randle Reef in the Hamilton Harbour. Environment Canada says it will lead the cleanup project in partnership with...
Natural gas

Canada’s next big energy investment: Natural Gas

In a new report, the Conference Board of Canada predicts that Canada's natural gas sector could bring in as much as $386-billion in investments by 2035 and, in turn, create...

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