Citizen Action Monitor

Economic mobilization can deliver a victory over the climate crisis, says sustainability expert

Paul Gilding is confident his approach to planning an economic mobilization can eliminate net CO2 emissions by 2030. No 2371 Posted by fw, September 14, 2018 “People engaged in the … Continue reading

September 14, 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

Did Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s BC Wine Boycott just backfire?

“Social media is going wild in support of B.C. vino,” says Dogwood citizen action network. No 2159 Posted by fw, February 7, 2018 “Yesterday Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a boycott … Continue reading

February 7, 2018

Canada’s Commissioner of Environment flunks feds on climate change performance

Federal government clear on desire, big on promises, short on action. No 2073 Posted by fw, October 12, 2017 “The federal government has been clear in its desire for action … Continue reading

October 12, 2017

World so addicted to fossil fuels, future global carbon emissions will continue to increase

Projected 16% increase in CO2 emissions by 2040 (from 2015 levels) risks putting us over Paris 2°C limit. No 2057 Posted by fw, September 19, 2017 ********** The chances of … Continue reading

September 19, 2017

Sweden’s largest pension fund divests from TransCanada, claims it violates Paris Accord

Writing is on the wall for TransCanada (and Trudeau): “pipelines are a climate and financial disaster.” No 1992 Posted by fw, June 25, 2017 “Sweden’s largest pension fund, AP7, announced last … Continue reading

June 25, 2017

France cleverly rebuts Trump’s bogus justification for Paris Accord withdrawal

French President Macron invites American scientists, business people and citizens to “come and work here with us”. No 1972 Posted by fw, June 4, 2017 Below is an abridged repost of … Continue reading

June 4, 2017

Two thumbs way up for Liberal government’s “Let’s Talk Climate Action” website

Today, I submitted my thoughts, entitled: “Liberals must act in behalf of ordinary Canadians, not special interests”. No 1715 Posted by fw, June 30, 2016 First, my introduction to the “Let’s … Continue reading

June 30, 2016

Toronto TPP Town Hall event — remarkable passion and enthusiasm for public engagement on display

The audience was knowledgeable, citing specific issues and their potential impact. No 1705 Posted by fw, June 17, 2016 “The event ran nearly 2 1/2 hours with dozens of speakers from … Continue reading

June 17, 2016

Ontario Gov. Act slaps down SLAPP lawsuits against citizens’ free speech on public matters

Act targets individuals or businesses that use strategic lawsuits to silence critics. No 1555 Posted by fw, January 2, 2016 “Ontario has passed the Protection of Public Participation Act, 2015, … Continue reading

January 2, 2016

New York City declared a TPP-Free Zone by Council-approved resolution

Congress urged not to grant President Obama permission to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement. No 1509 Posted by fw, November 12, 2015 17 of the 19 Whereas clauses … Continue reading

November 12, 2015

Participatory budgeting, a great way for cities to directly engage residents in spending part of a public budget

Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and even Guelph have already implemented participatory budgeting. No 1464 Posted by fw, September 30, 2015 “PBP is a non-profit organization that empowers people to decide together … Continue reading

September 30, 2015

Immediate global climate action saves lives, avoids significant damage, says new US EPA study

Report warns how costly inaction will be to Americans’ health, environment, society No 1377 Posted by fw, June 23, 2015 “Will the United States benefit from climate action? Absolutely. This … Continue reading

June 23, 2015

Will Bolivia’s Evo Morales chart an exit from his Capitalist Bridge to the promised land of Socialism?

Or will a cabal of oligarchs conspire to block all exits from the Bridge? No 1319 Posted by fw, April 26, 2015 “The small Andean nation of Bolivia sits at … Continue reading

April 26, 2015

Canada’s 3 opposition parties agree on NDP-sponsored bill, the Climate Change Accountability Act

The bill commits to reduce Canadian domestic greenhouse gas emissions to level at least 80% below 1990 level by 2050 No 1278 Posted by fw, March 10, 2015 “The [Harper] … Continue reading

March 10, 2015

Dozens of Italian cities empower citizen action through city-citizen joint initiatives to improve city life

Innovative co-design approach represents serious shift in thinking in “finding solutions” to manage city projects and urban issues No 1272 Posted by fw, March 4, 2015 “What would it be … Continue reading

March 4, 2015

GOOD NEWS — Canada’s tar sands oil could be banned from Europe

This action could speed the shift to low carbon economies in the EU and Canada Canada has threatened trade retaliation if the EU taxed tar sands oil at higher rate because they … Continue reading

February 21, 2015

Ontario Energy Board’s expert reports on Energy East project

Council of Canadians give OEB reports a mixed review No 1230 Posted by fw, January 14, 2015 From the Ontario Energy Board’s website, this explanation of the Consultation and Review … Continue reading

January 14, 2015