No one would minimize the deep distress of workers losing their jobs in Oshawa, writes Elizabeth May. But the idea that the jobs must be saved because we must keep making the internal combustion engine is as tone deaf to global reality as deciding we have to buy a pipeline because oil prices are low.
The imminent sale of one of Canada’s largest construction companies to the Peoples’ Republic of China should give Premier John Horgan pause. In fact, it should lead him to a smart reversal of his support for the Site C dam, writes Green Party leader Elizabeth May.
In 1976, I participated in my first environmental assessment. It was a review of a proposed hydroelectric dam carved out of land that had been in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. What I didn’t know when I showed up in the high school gym in Baddeck, Nova Scotia for the hearings was that the Wreck Cove Hydro Project was the subject of the first federal review ever in Canada.