36 Articles

The forestry industry is spending big to hype its green cred. The truth is not that simple

For weeks, slick earthy green and pastel orange ads touting the climate benefits of Canada's logging have flooded millions of  Facebook and Instagram feeds. The ads are one plank of a campaign by Canada's largest forestry lobby group — the Forest Products Association of Canada — to fight growing concerns about its impact on climate change and wildfires.

BC Greens table anti-greenwashing bill

The proposed law would prevent businesses from advertising misleading statements about greenhouse gas emissions associated with their practices. It would also target claims about the effectiveness of their climate efforts and require them to back their sustainability claims on a public website.

Sometimes what it takes is a ‘blue-collar truck driver’ from the Prairies to fight disinfo online

Monologues about the federal carbon tax abound on social media, but few are quite like Saskatchewan's Karl Hren's. Posted to TikTok on Monday, the clip shows the self-described "uneducated, white, blue-collar, oilpatch-working truck driver" clad in coveralls and nestled in the cab of his Kenworth truck ranting about the carbon tax.