John Woodside covers federal policy thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada.
Previously he covered energy with allNewBrunswick and allNewfoundlandLabrador, with a particular focus on Muskrat Falls, nuclear power, and the Irving group of companies. Prior to that he worked with Cited Media and with foreign policy news outfit OpenCanada. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Journalism program.
As the federal election campaign nears its end, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is fighting off criticism from progressive environmentalists by trying to shift the focus back to Justin Trudeau’s climate record.
At Thursday night’s debate, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was hit from all sides for setting ambitious climate goals and failing to deliver, and it’s an open question whether his defence will convince voters.
The costs of the Trans Mountain expansion project continue to soar, but with the company behind it increasingly opaque since Ottawa bought the pipeline, it’s difficult to say by how much, according to a new report from West Coast Environmental Law.
The Liberal Party has a goal to make every building in Canada net-zero by 2050, but without timelines, dollar figures, or other details in its platform, experts worry the plans won’t make it off the page.