Aug 15, 2019 / Climate Change

We can't "take the carbon out of the barrel"

For years in Canada, oil executives and some government officials have put forward a grand vision of Canadian oil that could magically be produced…Read More


Jun 06, 2019 / Climate Change

Cleaner, cheaper and growing: renewables are ready. Canadian policy isn’t.

I have a bad habit, like many climate activists, of talking a lot about the bright future for clean, renewable energy. The energy of…Read More


May 28, 2019 / Climate Change

Here’s why politicians secretly meeting with oil lobbyists should make us worry

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer and his inner circle are having full-day secret meetings with Canada’s main oil and gas lobby group, the Canadian Association…Read More


May 08, 2019 / Climate Change

Will Canada let BC off the hook for methane reductions?

This is a watershed moment for the federal government on its climate action plan. It can choose to uphold strong climate solutions or water…Read More


Feb 21, 2019 / Climate Change

Alberta’s phony $80 million lost per day

  You’d probably have to be living under a rock to have missed the $30 million ad campaign being blasted everywhere right now by…Read More


Feb 14, 2019 / Climate Change

Oil companies don’t care about you or the planet

You have to wonder how oil executives sleep at night. Two recent media stories clearly show that Big Oil is willing to sacrifice the…Read More


Dec 11, 2018 / Climate Change

As the climate crisis looms, why does Canadian oil and gas think it can keep expanding?

Expanding oil and gas production is undermining Canada’s ability to be a climate leader. And oil executives are successfully weakening and delaying Canadian climate…Read More


Oct 23, 2018 / Climate Change

Canada's carbon tax announcement is a win for the climate: Provinces can’t opt out of saving the planet

  Canada is now one step closer to having polluters across the country pay for their carbon emissions. In the face of opposition from…Read More


Oct 15, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building

What the media is missing about the new IPCC report: We shouldn’t give up.

  Last week the most esteemed climate scientists in the world unveiled a new report that laid out the global impacts that we should…Read More


Sep 25, 2018 / Climate Change / Movement Building

Beyond “Hothouse Earth”: Mourning is part of climate action, but then you have to get up again

  A friend from British Columbia was in Ottawa for work recently. Pretty quickly the conversation came around to the summer of forest fires…Read More