Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Chrystia Freeland meet in Edmonton after she was named deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs.
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If successful, Chrystia Freeland could help bolster national unity and Canada’s relationships with the U.S. and Mexico. But relentless sexist attacks against her could derail progress.
The global water crisis means scientists face urgent decisions on how to foster water managers’ care. Here, the North Saskatchewan River with the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park.
Imagining how to increase water managers’ empathy for others in a holistic way is critical for our human and planetary future.
Helium is a vital element in several industries, and a global shortage could have devastating effects.
Renewed helium exploration in Western Canada may provide new sources to address the global shortage.
The Trudeau government’s federal price on carbon survived Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe’s challenge.
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A ruling by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal recognizes the threat of climate change, but its approach is too narrow.
Yellow vest protesters espouse far-right ideologies including opposing immigration. Anti-immigrant attitudes like these threaten economic growth in Saskatchewan. Here a Twitter snap from a yellow vest protest in Saskatoon against the UN GCM and Carbon Tax on Dec. 8, 2018.
Far-right yellow vest extremists in Saskatchewan could jeopardize Saskatchewan's efforts to grow and attract immigrants.
It’s difficult for farmers to pass on the additional costs from a carbon tax.
The bulk of Canada’s agricultural production is in the Prairie provinces.
Carbon taxes on fossil fuels such as gasoline help lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental taxes encourage consumers to conserve energy or switch to less carbon-intensive fuels.
A case against Sylvia McAdam for ‘trespassing’ on ancestral lands in a provincial park was dismissed.
A co-founder of Idle No More was put on trial for 'trespassing' on her family’s ancestral lands. Canada has much to learn about institutionalizing respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Public policy and community engagement should inform nuclear research.
In Saskatchewan, nuclear research is being conducted with medical and energy applications. The public should be consulted when developing nuclear policy to apply and benefit from these discoveries.
Sunrise in the Salinas Valley, an agriculture hub of central California. Depleted aquifers have left once-valuable cropland useless.
Groundwater supplies around the world are under threat as drilling companies bore deeper and deeper wells.
The Government of Canada must reassess its responsibility to protect road users.
In the wake of Humboldt bus crash, the federal government must reassess its responsibility to protect road users.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about the federal government’s newly imposed carbon tax at an event in Toronto in October 2018.
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Canada's top-down approach to designing its climate policy has failed. It needs to find ways to engage with individuals.
The renewable energy industry can also create jobs.
(David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca/flickr)
The idea of a renewable energy transition is exciting. It opens up space to think about enhancing democracy and decolonization.
Far more than eating green vegetables and going to the gym more often, living and working conditions have a big impact on health. Saskatchewan’s new NDP leader is determined to see it reflected in public policy.
It's not all about eating leafy green vegetables and working out: Living and working conditions have a profound impact on our health. So why are politicians avoiding taking action?
Western Canada faced record droughts and forest fires in 2017.
We think of Canada as a water-rich country, but we are not immune to water shortages or disasters. With some advance planning, Canada can avoid a water catastrophe.
Colten Boushie’s uncle, Alvin Baptiste, and his brother Jace Boushie address demonstrators gathered outside of the courthouse in North Battleford, Sask.,on Feb.10, 2018.
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It's time for an overhaul of the justice system in Canada: How juries are selected, how Indigenous victims are treated and to challenge embedded racism within police forces and courts.
Your friendly neighbourhood liquor store down Toronto way.
I have watched with fascination as successive UK and European governments have pledged to make cheap alcohol a thing of the past by introducing minimum unit pricing or MUP. David Cameron announced his…