Budget 2021 leaves billions of subsidies to fossil fuels and the construction of Trans Mountain as a publicly owned pipeline, plus approvals for new exploration for oil and gas, in place, writes MP and former Green Party leader Elizabeth May.
By pinning its electoral hopes and dreams on flipping orange ridings, the Green Party all but guarantees Canada will fail to address the climate emergency, writes Amara Possian, a Toronto-based professor and Canada campaigns Director at 350.org.
Reflecting on her first 100 days in office while navigating public health restrictions, Green Party leader guesses she has likely done 90 stakeholder meetings. “We really tried to do all the things that you would do," she said.
Dianne Saxe was the Ontario environmental commissioner from 2015 until 2019, when the Ford government eliminated her position. On Friday, Canada's National Observer reported that Saxe would run for the Greens in 2022.