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.

Northern Gateway Pipeline

Northern Gateway responds to study on B.C. oil spill cost

Northern Gateway is responding to a high-profile study regarding the cost of a potential oil spill off the B.C. coast. The company says the study, by the UBC Fisheries Centre...
Ban fracking

Regulator: Fracking blowout in Alberta caused by wells that were too close‏

A well blowout that spewed nearly 500 barrels of oil and water onto a central Alberta field last January was caused by a company fracking a well too close...

AbitibiBowater wins case surrounding environmental cleanup cost

Canada's Supreme Court has sided with newsprint maker AbitibiBowater, in a case examining a corporation's responsibility to clean up an environmental mess. The nation's high court ruled that AbitibiBowater is...
Ontario mega quarry

Ontario’s “Mega Quarry” plans dropped

Wednesday marked a great day for local farmers in Ontario, as the plan to built a "mega quarry" in Melancthon Township was dropped. The company behind this controversial project,...
Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Sells Sea Areas to BP for Oil Exploration

Once more, Canadians are feeling the effects of a staunchly pro-fuel administration as BP is awarded Atlantic sea areas in order to locate and excavate offshore oil. In a...
masked rioters at Toronto G20

Canada’s Anti-Mask Bill Affects Rioters, Activists Alike

The Canadian Government has recently passed a bill that will affect all future protests in Canada. The Canadian House of Commons recently passed Bill C-309, officially banning protestors from...

Ontario receives a C+ grade in responsible consumption

It’s not the greatest mark out there by any means. But Ontarians have earned a C+ when it comes to responsible consumption, according to a new index of consumption...

Environmental groups furious over Canadian proposal for East Coast seal cull

This week, a Canadian Senate committee proposed an East Coast seal cull of some 70,000 animals over four years. The proposal has environmental groups furious, with one animal welfare...
Ambassador bridge

Canadian Government wants new Detroit bridge exempt from environmental protection laws

There are reports that the Canadian government is passing legislation that would exempt a new Windsor-Detroit bridge from a slew of environmental laws. This legislation would ultimately shield the...
nuclear waste

Hornepayne, Ontario wants to be Canada’s nuclear waste capital

In Canada, a multi-billion dollar government project is up for grabs. With it comes the promise of long-term jobs and stable, economic gains for a million years. But the...