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26/05/24
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Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
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May 25, 2024

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) issued the following open letter to University of Toronto President Meric Gertler on Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Download the letter here.

Dear President Gertler, 

23/05/24
Author: 
David Climenhaga, Todd Pruner
An image of a military drone illustrates the Department of National Defence website promoting next week’s “Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Sandbox 2024” in Alberta. (Photo: DND).

May 22, 2024

Israeli weapons manufacturers will soon be using Alberta as a testing ground to market their latest weapons

By facilitating this ‘sandbox’ in Alberta, Canada’s DND is directly involving itself in the sale of weapons that have been – and will be – used to kill civilians, writes Todd Pruner

23/05/24
Author: 
Cloe Logan
Agricultural workers are affected by heat, and advocates say stronger regulations are needed to protect them. Photo by Ny Menghor via Unsplash

May 22, 2024

During an August heatwave in British Columbia last year, Ryan was in a mobile kitchen hovering over excruciatingly hot open flames, a deep fryer and a steel grill plate. He remembers the thermometer inside his work area hitting 50 C.

 

21/05/24
Author: 
John Woodside
Though there has been a slight decline in the number of fossil fuel-connected directors on the boards of Canada's Big Five banks in recent years, critics still raise concerns about the industry's influence. Art by Ata Ojani/Canada’s National Observer

May 21, 2024

Canada’s largest banks are deeply entrenched in fossil fuels, having pumped at least $1.2 trillion into the sector since the Paris Agreement was signed in late 2015. But it’s not just their investments and lending that are increasingly under scrutiny –– it’s their leadership, too.

21/05/24
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
parked electric cars - Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz/wikimedia commons

May 15, 2024

Canada faces an investment gap of more than C$600 billion to complete the shift to a zero-carbon road transportation system by 2050, but the effort will more than pay for itself, a new analysis shows.

Much of the new investment will depend on comparatively small public spending on electric vehicle infrastructure that must increase 23-fold by 2050 to enable the rest, the Corporate Knights research department concludes in a presentation delivered at an electric mobility conference earlier this month.

21/05/24
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Reuters - Arathy Somasekhar in Houston, Florence Tan in Singapore; Editing by Marguerita Choy
FILE PHOTO: Westridge Marine Terminal, the terminus of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Burnaby

May 20, 2024

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Crude oil tanker Dubai Angel on Monday moored at the Westridge Marine Terminal in Vancouver, preparing to load the first cargo of crude oil from the recently expanded Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), ship tracking data showed.

Chartered by Canadian oil producer Suncor Energy, the Marshall Islands-flagged vessel was expected to load about 550,000 barrels of Access Western Blend (AWB) for delivery to China, ship tracking data on Kpler showed.

21/05/24
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Compiled by The Energy Mix staff
Suncor refinery - Max and Dee Bernt/Flickr

May 20, 2024

As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels surge at unprecedented rates, a study suggests some countries may ramp up fossil fuel production by 2050, banking on unproven carbon removal plans and risking net-zero failure.

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