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.
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.
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.
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.
Newly disclosed documents show a top secret federal report — kept under wraps for over a decade — criticized Canada's spy agency for shortcomings as its members increasingly travelled overseas to interrogate people in foreign prisons in the name of fighting terrorism.
With trademark rhetorical flourish, Justin Trudeau delivered a message of inclusive economic growth, environmental guardianship, progressive trade and gender parity on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, as he became the first Canadian prime minister to address the French National Assembly.