Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped questions raised in the House of Commons on Tuesday about secret instructions delivered in 2016 to public servants working on the federal review of the Trans Mountain expansion project.
Zackary Massingham and Jeff Silvester, of Victoria, B.C.-based political data firm AggregateIQ, appeared before the House of Commons ethics committee April 24 to defend their company’s work for campaigns to leave the European Union.
Environment and Climate Change Canada needs to work with other government departments to determine its priorities and action plan for meeting national biodiversity targets, a new report from the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development argues.
The federal government is fumbling the management of fish farms, while failing to enforce rules and manage risks of infectious diseases, parasites, drugs and pesticides causing damage to wild fish, says a scathing audit released on Tuesday.
Ten people died and 15 others were injured when a van mounted a sidewalk and struck multiple pedestrians along a stretch of one of Toronto's busiest streets, authorities said Monday, calling it "a horrific attack."
This past Saturday, racial profiling involving the Montreal police again made the front-page news when a biracial couple alleged that they were violently mistreated by Montreal police officers for "walking while black". They were on their way to brunch at 10 a.m. when police intercepted them and told them that they were being “too loud”.
"Not me. No connection," Richmond Hill resident Alex Minassian angrily posted on Facebook, as media started to bombard him with messages after mistaking him for Alek Minassian — the alleged suspect who killed 9 in Toronto by ramming a van into pedestrians on Yonge Street. "NBC, ABC, CBC, stop harassing my friends and family."
The woman was one of dozens arrested for crossing a court-imposed exclusion zone around Kinder Morgan's Burnaby pipeline terminal called to appear at the Supreme Court of B.C today. Although many of the nearly two hundred people who crossed the line decided not to appear in court today, others did.
While the North Meadow Lake near Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, may be relatively nondescript, it will be the staging ground this month for an ambitious attempt to safeguard the Arctic’s rapidly diminishing sea ice and stave off the most punishing effects of global warming.
Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says he plans to keep a promise he made to the chief of a First Nation on the front lines of a major west coast pipeline terminal. It was a mutual promise to protect her nation's territory, he said.
An industry ad to amplify pro-pipeline perspectives is just one example of how the online conversation around the troubled Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is, increasingly, being pushed to its edges by actors on both sides of the debate. Casual opinion polls and social media platforms are open battlegrounds as messages spread quickly and debate become increasingly polarized.
By mid century, parts of Canada’s 270-million hectares of boreal forest that purifies water and air, regulates the climate and stores carbon will be at heightened risk of devastating fires like the one seen in Fort McMurray.
HSBC, whose global assets total more than $2 trillion, announced on Friday it would no longer support new coal-fired power plants, offshore oil and gas projects in the Arctic, or oilsands projects, including pipelines.
Canadians are rightly proud that we provide access to universal health care. Yet when it comes to environmental health there is no adequate protection to the detrimental impacts of environmental contamination on health.
As the U.S. government pushes to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development, the entire way of a coastal plain, a people, and the collective memory of a relationship with the land is under critical threat.
National Observer is co-nominated for the special report The Price of Oil, an investigation involving reporters from three newsrooms, journalism schools at the University of Regina, Ryerson University, Concordia University and UBC, the Michener Foundation and the Corporate Mapping Project.
More than two years after the Trudeau government's first infrastructure budget in 2016, it still has yet to show how much money has gone out the door to fund projects that are underway — valued at over $9 billion so far.