Political watchdog group Democracy Watch filed a complaint with Ontario's Integrity Commissioner Tuesday about a lobbyist identified in a recent National Observer/Torstar investigation, which examined connections between the Ford government and developers with land near the proposed Highway 413.
As nations tackle the climate emergency and markets "drive a low-carbon economic transition, we need to make sure our investments line up with this reality,” said New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the trustee of the US$247-billion fund.
Schools in and around Toronto closed their doors suddenly last week as more contagious COVID-19 variants spread throughout the region. But amid a third wave threatening to overrun its hospitals, Ontario still can’t tell how much the virus is spreading in classrooms.
The Bradford Bypass would cut through the protected Holland Marsh south of Lake Simcoe. It last received an environmental assessment in 1997 — before the policies protecting the area existed, and before the climate crisis was a major factor.
After a National Observer/Torstar investigation into the money, power and influence behind the controversial highway proposal, opposition parties at Queen’s Park called on the Ford government to kill the idea once and for all.
Public health research has shown that climate change is amplifying the health disparities that poorer people already face as a result of social conditions, like substandard housing or jobs with poor working conditions.
Canada added fewer megawatts of renewable energy capacity in 2020 than any of its G7 counterparts, according to new figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). However, there's more to this.