It is an election year and all of our organizations - the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Urban Public Health Network, the Canadian Public Health Association, and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment – agree that climate change is too important to health to be treated as a wedge issue in in the upcoming federal election.
The recent standoff between members (and allies) of the Unist'ot'en clan (who are part of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation) and workers from the Coastal GasLink Pipeline led to a military-style raid by the RCMP on the Gidimt'en camp and the arrest of unarmed elders, which in turn garnered a great deal of media attention, and public discussion.
What kind of impact would a 10-year ban on bidding on federal contracts have on SNC-Lavalin? A former senior official in the administration of ex-Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson examines the situation.
Prepare yourself for grisly descriptions of how the body breaks down in overwhelming heat, predictions of prehistoric plagues springing back to life beneath melting permafrost, and the possibility of an economic collapse several times worse than the Great Depression.
Some voters had a lot of hope for the federal Liberals back in 2015. First of all, Justin Trudeau was not Stephen Harper. He also had a pile of platform promises that appealed to many Canadians. Confronting climate change was one of the big ones.
Among the reforms Ontario Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford has touted was shelving the Pay Transparency Act, brought in by Kathleen Wynne's former Liberal government and approved in the legislature. An NDP legislator examines the implications.