Lack of adequate conservation measures by provinces and territories is to blame for Canada failing to meet its international conservation target, according to a new report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).
Ontario Premier Doug Ford has consistently shown his contempt for the rule of law, starting with his first piece of legislation in 2018, writes Dianne Saxe, deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario.
Ford’s energy minister was also shuffled in a massive changeup. Ford also brought back Rod Phillips, a former finance and environment minister who previously resigned from caucus taking a tropical vacation amid COVID-19.
A landmark piece of Liberal legislation aimed at harmonizing Canada's laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has passed third reading in the Senate, paving the way for the bill to be enshrined into law before a possible federal election.
Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark said he wasn’t sure how many of the controversial land zoning orders the province plans to issue before the next election. "It's really just greenwash for the government's extraordinary misuse of MZOs to drive sprawl," said Phil Pothen of Environmental Defence.
By normalizing the use of an extraordinary power like the notwithstanding clause, Ontario's Doug Ford government is setting the stage for future suspensions of charter rights by provincial legislatures, writes columnist Max Fawcett.
City councillors in Stratford, Ont., should not have voted behind closed doors to seek a controversial land zoning order from the province, an independent investigator found. The order fast-tracked a since-cancelled proposal for a controversial glass factory.
The proposed highway project north of Toronto would run through the Holland Marsh, a portion of the protected Greenbelt. Though it has had strong local support for years, two nearby councils are now expressing reluctance about supporting the plan.