Oil producers confirmed it would be a "great cost challenge" to ensure the safe tanker transport of toxic diluted bitumen through marine waterways. They also confirmed they were willing to pay that cost.
What is clear is that the technique is unproven, and by conditionally approving industry plans that include it, Alberta officials are signaling they still have no idea how they’re going to clean up the waste of the oilpatch.
Many thousands of Quebecers have mobilized to demand decisive measures to fight climate change as Premier François Legault’s new government and opposition legislators prepare to convene for the first time since the Oct. 1 election.
In Toronto, Doug Ford's government was calling on Ottawa to focus on jobs. In Ottawa, representatives from a large trade association were asking why Toronto was killing a popular job-supporting program.