The federal government is studying the best options for Indigenous communities to reap economic benefits from the Trans Mountain pipeline but Ottawa is not planning to sell the project while legal and political risks remain.
The federal government expects to make some changes this year to keep Canada's garbage from illegally ending up on foreign shores, after needing to bring dozens of shipping containers of rotting garbage back home from at least two Asian countries last year.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday, January 11, 2020, that Iran must take "full responsibility" for shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.
Nearly 100 Canadian fire experts have been sent to Australia to help battle one of the worst wildfire seasons the country has ever seen, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told his Australian counterpart on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the country is ready to do more.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads into 2020 promising to chart a path to Canada releasing no emissions that stay in the atmosphere within 30 years. But one of the first things his government has to decide in the new year is whether to give cabinet approval to a major new oilsands project that environment advocates say is absolutely incompatible with reaching the "net-zero" target.
In a courtroom in British Columbia on Monday, December 17, 2019, Indigenous communities were arguing the federal government overstepped in approving the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and that it has to be stopped over concerns about its impact on the environment.
A green economy think tank at the University of Ottawa says the federal government's promise to plant two billion trees over the next 10 years is a cheap way to pull greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
Signs began to emerge on Friday, December 13, 2019, that the coming race to replace outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer will be an acid test for whether social conservatives have a place in the Conservative Party of Canada.