Natasha Bulowski covers federal policy for Vancouver and B.C. thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada. She is an Ottawa-based freelance journalist, completing her bachelor of journalism with a minor in human rights at Carleton University.
The federal government is inviting the City of Vancouver to apply for up to $20 million in funding for natural infrastructure projects to support the city’s strategy to capture and clean rainfall with natural solutions.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission confirms it has engaged in “informal discussions” about vaccine passports with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada at a time when experts and advocates are debating how to safely reopen Canada’s borders and economy while respecting privacy and human rights.
Federal funding to clean up Alberta’s inactive oil and gas wells was not well spent and “amounts to little more than a bailout to the oil and gas industry,” according to a new report by the Parkland Institute and Oxfam Canada.
After six years of pushing for climate action at the federal level, Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna will be focusing her future efforts not on running for re-election, but on helping to tackle climate change as a citizen.
Lack of adequate conservation measures by provinces and territories is to blame for Canada failing to meet its international conservation target, according to a new report by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).