Canada

16/01/24
Author: 
Brett Forester
On Sept. 23, 2003, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. At the time, his government was quietly working with Australia on a substitute draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)

Jan. 15, 2024

Canada and Australia crafted government-friendly UNDRIP substitute in 2002-03, documents show

Canada led efforts to weaken the draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations, working secretly with Australia to develop a watered-down substitute in the early 2000s, newly released Australian cabinet records show.

16/01/24
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
From left, Corey Jocko, Shaylynn Sampson and Sleydo’ Molly Wickham stand outside the Smithers courthouse. All three were found guilty of criminal contempt of court today. Photo for The Tyee by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Jan. 12, 2024

But defence will push to stay the verdicts based on alleged RCMP rights violations.

13/01/24
Author: 
Kai Nagata
Okanagan solar

Jan. 9, 2024

Major pipelines over budget, cancelled or facing fierce opposition

Just three days before Christmas, British Columbians received a surprise gift: a pipeline rejection. The BC Utilities Commission denied the application by FortisBC to build a $327 million gas pipeline in the fast-growing south Okanagan.

13/01/24
Author: 
Katrina Miller
The federal government needs to think holistically about how we support fossil fuels through the tax system, direct government funding, and other financial aid. Photo by Shutterstock

Jan. 8, 2024

The UN Climate talks ended with a global commitment to transition away from fossil fuels and Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault celebrated Canada’s leadership role in negotiating the agreement.

13/01/24
Author: 
Margaret McGregor, Linda Thyer, and Tim Takaro
An airburst of artillery-fired white phosphorus over Gaza City. Photo by Mahmud Hams/Al-Haq.

Jan. 9, 2024

Ignoring the ecological impacts of war and militarism impedes our ability to adequately respond to the planetary health crisis

Three months after Israel started bombing Gaza in retaliation against Hamas, Palestine is being converted to rubble with a death toll today of over 22,000 with no end in sight.

10/01/24
Author: 
an Bickis
A copy of a settlement agreement from the Ontario Securities Commission from August 2015 is photographed in Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. File photo by The Associated Press/Jon Elswick

Jan. 9, 2024

Canada's big five banks are potentially misleading investors with their use of terms like sustainable finance, according to a complaint to securities regulators by a climate advocacy group.

10/01/24
Author: 
Seth Klein
A delegate is silhouetted while walking past the ExxonMobil booth during the LNG2023 conference, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 10, 2023. Photo by: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Jan. 10, 2024

One of the biggest climate stories in Canada in 2024 might well prove to be a project that, so far at least, few in the country have heard of — Ksi Lisims LNG.

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