Citizen Action Monitor

Selfish motives drive Canada’s political and business elites to press for pipeline action

Powerful capitalist elites want profits, political leaders want to retain capitalists’ support by growing the economy. No 2202 Posted by fw, April 20, 2018 “From Canada’s corporate media, oil industry, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

Trudeau/Notley/Kinder Morgan case against BC fraudulent, argues Rabble’s Linda McQuaig

McQuaig picks apart the “chorus of rage” from business and political ranks over B.C.’s refusal to fall into line. No 2198 Posted by fw, April 13, 2018 “Then, of course, … Continue reading

April 13, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Despite mounting rebuttal evidence, PM Trudeau repeats misguided “environment and economy” pitch  

In a decade or two, will he be Canada’s most reviled PM for ignoring dire climate-related health, economic and environmental risks? No 2196 Posted by fw, April 8, 2018 First, … Continue reading

April 8, 2018

Climate researcher Barry Saxifrage drives another stake through heart of Canada’s climate plan

Saxifrage’s charts reveal a gap between policy and Canada’s climate goal — twice as big as admitted! No 2193 Posted by fw, March 29, 2018 “Canada’s proposed climate plan doesn’t … Continue reading

March 29, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Alberta, we have a huge problem! – The oil game has changed around us and the oilsands can’t compete   

The bad news for Alberta’s oilpatch has been building for a decade, and Notley/Trudeau were caught with their eyes wide shut. No 2182 Posted by fw, March 15, 2018 “In … Continue reading

March 15, 2018

As investment in renewables stall, rapid transition from fossil fuels put at risk 

One study estimated a tenfold investment in renewables required to go through the transition fast enough. No 2181 Posted by fw, March 12, 2018 “Just a few years ago, there … Continue reading

March 12, 2018

Financial Post’s misleading article on the impact of global warming on polar bears’ plight

Three scientists who reviewed the article stated that it “fundamentally misrepresents research on the topic.” No 2174 Posted by fw, March 5, 2018 “Analysis of Polar bears keep thriving even … Continue reading

March 5, 2018

Two thumbs way up for 350.org’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

Revisiting 2016 event when Trudeau misled Canadians about KM pipeline decision-making process

His Trans Mountain approval prompted scientists to question what he meant by “science- and evidence-based decision-making” No 2170 Posted by fw, February 28, 2018 “[On November 29, 2016] Trudeau along … Continue reading

February 28, 2018

Trudeau and Notley’s Orwellian climate plan – “Reduce carbon emissions by increasing them”

Trudeau knows it’s economically and socially irresponsible to build a pipeline now, says prof. No 2169 Posted by fw, February 27, 2018 “Mr. Trudeau and his advisers know that it … Continue reading

February 27, 2018

The case for blocking Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline

Allowing the Trans Mountain pipeline to go forward now would sabotage meagre gains made by fed’s carbon scheme. No 2166 Posted by fw, February 23, 2018 “[Canada’s] climate plan was … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

How UK politicians can build a political as well as a scientific case for action on climate change

While UK politicians know what needs to be done, most constituents are not asking them to do anything about climate change No 2163 Posted by fw, February 19, 2018 “Overall, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018

Trudeau government’s new environmental review laws fail promise of evidence-based decisions

Failure to set strict evidence-based decision criteria can open door to self-interested political decisions. No 2162 Posted by fw, February 14, 2018 “The Trudeau government has finally presented draft legislation to reform … Continue reading

February 14, 2018

Exposé — Canada’s oil industry “captures” governments, serves private not public interests   

“When that happens, democracy stops being democratic,” says former leader of Alberta’s Liberal Party. No 2161 Posted by fw, February 11, 2018 “Numerous times when the federal government has said … Continue reading

February 11, 2018

Alberta premier Notley’s threatened court action over BC’s bitumen ban is “ill-fated,” says Prof

Notley’s case is based on “questionable claims and assumptions.” There is another way, but who’s listening? No 2157 Posted by fw, February 5, 2018 “Premier Rachel Notley is clearly frustrated … Continue reading

February 5, 2018

Tar Sands – Canada’s dirty and dangerous obstacle to a carbon-free global energy system

Calculations show winding down tar sands production crucial for Canada to achieve carbon reduction targets. No 2140 Posted by fw, January 9, 2018 “We examine two interrelated questions here. First, … Continue reading

January 9, 2018

Trudeau challenged to prove Canada’s “all-of-the-above” climate action plan will meet its climate commitments

Canada’s 2018 “strategic assessment” proposal features a “climate test” but will it include 2 best-test features? No 2130 Posted by fw, December 25, 2017 “The federal government insists that Canada … Continue reading

December 25, 2017