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'A crisis of unparalleled magnitude': How environmental concerns did — and didn't — shape the 1988 election
Acid rain. PCBs. Cleaning up the Great Lakes. In '88, the major parties in Canada were talking about protecting the environment. But critics said they'd never walk the walk.
Les libéraux promettent un milliard sur dix ans (in French)
De passage à Granby lundi, le chef libéral Justin Trudeau s’est engagé lundi à investir un milliard de dollars sur dix ans pour renforcer la protection des plus importants cours d’eau douce au pays, dont le fleuve Saint-Laurent.
Les libéraux veulent investir 1 milliard $ pour protéger l’eau douce (in French)
S'il est reporté au pouvoir, le Parti libéral du Canada investirait 1 milliard de dollars sur 10 ans pour restaurer et protéger les grands écosystèmes lacustres et fluviaux.
Election Campaign Day 16: Promises Include Freshwater Protection, Animal Welfare, and Curbing Tax Evasion
Protecting freshwater, animal welfare, and going after tax evasion were some of the topics that leaders made announcements about on Day 16 of Canada's federal election campaign.
Liberals promise billions for Indigenous housing, mental health
The Liberals promised Monday to pour billions of dollars into housing and mental health for Indigenous communities if re-elected, a move they said would help address long-standing gaps in supports for both urban and rural communities.
How India can compete with developed economies in attracting global capital
Even as we hunker down for the COVID-19 third wave, India is gearing up to meet its aspiration of becoming a $5 trillion economy.
Saudi Arabia's grandiose climate plans struggle to take off
When Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced Saudi Arabia’s "green initiative" this year he did so with the type of eye-catching pledge that has come to characterise the young royal's grandiose plans to modernise the kingdom.
Promise tracker: What the parties are pitching on the campaign trail
A running list of specific promises announced by the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Green party since the official start of the Canadian federal election campaign on Aug. 15.
Tories' climate plan would violate Paris Agreement: experts
If the Conservative party forms government and implements its climate plan, it would violate the terms of the Paris Agreement, environmental law experts say.
Evening Brief: Horror and heartbreak in Kabul
The Tories' climate plan sticks with the 30 per cent target. But because the federal government has submitted a more ambitious target, walking back from it would “be a breach of the Paris Agreement,” Aaron Cosbey, an economist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development, told iPolitics.
Un État pétrolier, encore (in French)
Nous voulons combattre les changements climatiques, mais nous en finançons encore le moteur.
Climate change: Europe's extreme rains made more likely by humans
Heavy rain as intense as the downpours behind the recent deadly flooding in Germany and Belgium has been made up to nine times more likely by climate change and up to 19% more intense, BBC News reports, covering a new "rapid attribution" study from the "World Weather Attribution" group of researchers.
Net Zero: NDP’s Singh promises to end all oil and gas subsidies
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was in Montreal on Monday, where he discussed his party's environmental platform and vowed to end all subsidies for the oil and gas industry, if his party wins next month.
Singh focuses on environment in Montreal, as NDP runs 'targeted' Quebec campaign
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh focused on the environment as he campaigned in central Montreal, where his party hopes to regain seats it lost in the past two elections.
Jagmeet Singh promises to kill fossil fuel subsidies
If elected, the federal NDP would identify fossil fuel subsidies, eliminate them "once and for all," and spend the money on the renewable energy sector, Leader Jagmeet Singh said on the campaign trail Monday morning.
Liberal and Conservative climate promises fall short, experts say
Commitments made by the Liberal and Conservative parties won't get Canada where it needs to be to avert the worst effects of climate change, experts say.
US guidance to development banks puts gas infrastructure finance in question
The US Treasury has instructed representatives at multilateral development banks to support clean energy projects over fossil fuels, putting the fate of several gas projects in the balance.
How the different parties stack up with climate promises in the upcoming election
Aaron Cosbey, economist at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, talks about the role of climate change in the upcoming federal election and says this interest is driven by the reality of wildfires and heat domes across the country. Cosbey breaks down the different parties' climate change platforms.
Au Canada, Justin Trudeau «l’écolo» a subventionné le pétrole (in French)
«Au cours de la décennie Harper, notre environnement a souffert. Les Canadiens ne peuvent pas laisser cette inaction continuer, le coût est trop élevé», déclarait Justin Trudeau lors de la campagne électorale de 2015 en épinglant le premier ministre sortant, conservateur.