Date: 2016/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, In the News

There is a catechism of the fossil fuel industry, with oft-repeated claims that seem by repetition to escape examination. Peter MacKay’s recent opinion piece on pipelines was a veritable greatest hits compilation of such claims. He writes that “pipelines are by far the safest means of transporting oil.” The first muddying of facts is the ...

Date: 2016/02/19 -- Category/Categories: In the News

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Date: 2016/01/08 -- Category/Categories: In the News

By: Elizabeth Thompson Publication source: iPolitics January 8, 2016 Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government should set new rules to govern appointments to Crown corporations to ensure that people are chosen on the basis of merit, not patronage, says Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. “The appropriate approach is that there are merit-based appointments to Crown corporations that ...

Date: 2016/01/08 -- Category/Categories: In the News

By: Andrea Gunn Publication Source: Halifax Chronicle Herald January 8, 2016 Elizabeth May, leader of the Green party, is calling on Nova Scotia to halt plans to open a coal mine in Cape Breton, citing environmental factors and a global market swiftly moving toward greener energy sources. The Donkin coal mine, which could be opened ...

Date: 2015/12/24 -- Category/Categories: In the News

Publication source: All Points West, CBC December 24, 2015 Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May is calling the federal Liberal government to put an end to the former government’s practice of deporting non-Canadian citizens who have “fallen through the cracks.” Lan Van Heest, who has bipolar disorder, faces deportation from Canada to the Netherlands — ...

Date: 2015/12/13 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

By Michael D. Reid December 13, 2015 Publication source: Times Colonist The 195 nations that reached a climate agreement on Saturday in Paris have moved the world closer to a solution to global warming, say local politicians and activists. “It’s not a perfect agreement, but thank God we got it,” said federal Green Party Leader ...

Date: 2015/12/12 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

By Keith Vass December 12, 2015 Publication source: CHEK News It is being hailed as a historic moment. After two weeks of negotiations, the United Nations Paris Conference on Climate Change has ended with an agreement. World leaders are lauding its goal of limiting global warming to a 1.5 degree increase over pre-industrial average temperatures, a result ...

Date: 2015/12/01 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

By Tess van Straaten November 30, 2015 Publication source: CHEK News World leaders from almost 150 nations gathered in Paris on Monday, for the start of a historic United Nations climate conference. Close to 200 countries are taking part in total, hoping to hammer out a global deal on reducing carbon emissions. It’s the first ...

Date: 2015/11/30 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

By Mike Lloyd and Sonia Aslam November 30, 2015 Publication source: News 1130 PARIS (NEWS 1130) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined 150 other world leaders to kick off two weeks of high-level, high-stakes climate talks in Paris, poised to push Canada back into a leadership role when it comes to global problem-solving. Or ...

Date: 2015/11/30 -- Category/Categories: COP 21, In the News

By Carol Linnitt November 30, 2015 Publication source: Desmog Blog As the COP21 climate talks get underway in Paris, Canada is enjoying a newfound place in the international spotlight. Canada announced today it will contribute $30 million to finance climate projects in the world’s least developed countries as part of a larger $2.65 billion pledge that ...

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