“Gender and climate are inextricably linked,” said environmentalist and author Katharine Wilkinson on stage at TEDWomen last week, a gathering of women thought leaders and activists in Palm Desert, California.
Ontario and federal environment ministers remain locked in a stalemate on climate action, but characterized their discussions Thursday as useful and constructive. They discussed such areas of agreement as protecting species at risk, plastic pollution and conservation of the Great Lakes.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he won't apologize for steps he took to "clean up the mess" at Hydro One despite a stunning assessment by a Washington state regulator that there was too much political interference to allow a merger with U.S. energy company Avista Corp.
China's embassy in Ottawa is demanding the immediate release of Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer, who was arrested in Vancouver over the weekend and faces possible extradition to the United States.
Wrangling over the agenda doesn't bode well for Friday's, December 7, 2018, first ministers' meeting, which is shaping up as one of the most fractious gatherings of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial leaders in decades.