On April 1, 2020, Carl Meyer began covering federal policy for Vancouver and B.C. thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada.
Carl served as Ottawa Bureau Chief at National Observer, where he covered the science and politics of climate change, carbon pollution, the low-carbon economy and the democratic process. Carl has worked at National Observer since 2017 and was previously National Reporter and Interim Managing Editor. During his 11 years in Ottawa he has covered national economic indicators, international trade and foreign policy. Carl is an advocate of the importance of journalism in a free society.
The British Columbia Wine Institute estimates that the cost of a case of Canadian wine would rise by about $6, if a new provision in Canada’s trade truce with Australia comes to pass, following a two-year grace period.
The news comes roughly a year after the large Swiss insurance company declared it would reject companies that operate "purpose-built" transportation infrastructure for oilsands products, including pipelines.
The Senate finance committee released an interim report July 14 on COVID-19 that recommends “full, fair and priority consideration” be given to a federal basic income guarantee, in consultation with the provinces, territories and Indigenous governments.
Over a fifth of Canadians 15 years or older identify as having a disability, according to the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability, a figure that rises to almost 40 per cent of Canadians over 65 years old.
The July 15 report, endorsed by the city manager, recommends that a letter be sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson requesting that the project be rejected based on the findings of a federal review panel.
Almost 50 B.C.-based groups are included in a letter telling Trudeau they “stand ready to provide staff, research and resource support” to help Canada devise a strategy to achieve its biodiversity and climate targets.
The party said it "will not provide a platform to normalize racism and discrimination," following comments by Dylan Perceval-Maxwell that accused his opponent of being "angry that a white person came up with an idea."