The Green Party of Canada has introduced a sweeping climate change plan that promises to stop foreign oil imports, create a non-partisan federal cabinet and turn Canada's economy carbon-free by the end of the 21st century.
A special investigation by National Observer that uncovered how the federal government rigged its review of a major pipeline project to ensure its approval has been nominated for the Canadian Journalism Foundation Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Green candidate Paul Manly coasted to victory on Monday in a byelection in the B.C. riding of Nanaimo-Ladysmith, joining Leader Elizabeth May as the second member of the party to take a seat in the House of Commons. With nearly all of the votes counted, Manly was well ahead of his nearest rival, Conservative John Hirst, who had 25 per cent of the vote.
Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer took to social media Friday to say he will not apologize for participating in a day-long election strategy session with oil executives in Alberta earlier this month.
About 200 soldiers started filling sandbags and carrying out evacuations in Quebec's Outaouais and Mauricie regions overnight, with an additional 400 troops standing ready to deploy there and in Laval on Sunday. Quebec's public safety minister has urged citizens in affected areas to avoid unnecessary risks and to leave their homes if necessary.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is planning to speak at a rally this week where one of the organizers has questioned scientific evidence showing that human activity is causing climate change. The Opposition NDP leader in the prairie province has recommended that the premier tell the crowd that climate change is real.