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Trudeau’s oil sands ‘phase-out’ comments spark anger in Alberta

Lesson Plans   |   February 10, 2017

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This article outlines Prime Minister Trudeau’s explanation of how he reconciles pipeline approvals with his environmental position and reveals the hostile reaction his “phase-out” comment received in Alberta.... read more

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Trump’s conditions for Keystone pipeline pose challenges

In the News   |   January 25, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s order to revive the Keystone XL pipeline was celebrated in Alberta on Tuesday as good news for a slowly healing provincial economy. But important hurdles remain before TransCanada Corp. can actually... read more

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Trudeau’s oil sands ‘phase-out’ comments spark anger in Alberta

In the News   |   January 13, 2017

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked anger and condemnation in Alberta on Friday when he said at a town hall in Ontario that the oil-sands industry needs to be “phased out” as the country transitions to... read more

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Canada’s move to ban asbestos a ‘win for public health' but long overdue: advocates

Lesson Plans   |   January 6, 2017

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This article examines Canada’s stated objective of banning asbestos use by 2018. It goes on to explore some of the issues and outcomes surrounding this decision.... read more

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Canada’s move to ban asbestos a ‘win for public health' but long overdue: advocates

In the News   |   December 15, 2016

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Canada will ban asbestos use by 2018, in what many health advocates hail as a victory for public health, albeit one that is long overdue. The federal government’s move is aimed at eventually reducing the... read more

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Trudeau Liberals’ national climate deal to have big price tag for Canadians

In the News   |   December 12, 2016

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Canadians will pay billions of dollars more a year to fundamentally change the way the country produces and consumes energy as a result of the new pan-Canadian climate deal. Both Ottawa and the provincial governments... read more

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Troubled waters

Cartoons   |   December 5, 2016

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The government's complex decision on which pipelines will live or die is causing fierce debate across the country.

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Ottawa to announce coal phase-out, aims for virtual elimination by 2030

Lesson Plans   |   December 1, 2016

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This article outlines the federal government’s plan to phase out coal use and explains some of the negotiations that are occurring with the provinces while also outlining the health benefits of such a move.... read more

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Ottawa’s pipeline approvals give Alberta boost, but rile critics

In the News   |   November 30, 2016

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a shot in the arm Tuesday to Alberta’s struggling oil industry by approving two major crude pipelines, a decision that provoked outrage from environmentalists, some First Nations leaders and B.C.’s... read more

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Sanity clause

Cartoons   |   November 23, 2016

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Canada is to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030.

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The biggest winner and loser of the coal power phase out

Videos   |   November 23, 2016

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Canada is aiming to phase out coal power by 2030.... read more

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Ottawa to announce coal phase-out, aims for virtual elimination by 2030

In the News   |   November 21, 2016

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The Liberal government is set to announce its plan to virtually eliminate the use of traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030, but will offer some flexibility to the provinces, sources have told The Globe and Mail.... read more

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Climate change found to double impact of forest fires

Lesson Plans   |   November 8, 2016

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This article explains that scientists gathered information on forest fires and were able to eliminate causes other than climate change from the equation. The result was that they found that the amount of forest dry... read more

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Climate change found to double impact of forest fires

In the News   |   October 10, 2016

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Over the past 30 years, human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of forest area lost to wildfires in the western United States, a new study has found. The result puts hard numbers to... read more

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Bird populations in steep decline in North America, study finds

Lesson Plans   |   October 6, 2016

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This article reviews a report from Partners in Flight which reveals a sharp decline in North American bird populations and goes on to look at some implications and causes.... read more

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