Canada’s carbon footprint is not just a step but a giant leap beyond what’s been claimed. A six-year study pulls back the curtain on the environmental debacle, revealing emissions rates that dwarf industry figures.
Jeremy Appel is an Edmonton-based independent journalist and author of the Orchard newsletter on Substack. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Kenneyism: Jason Kenney’s Pursuit of Power (Dundurn, 2023).
Justin Trudeau’s Sustainable Jobs Act, hailed by unions, is a good step toward a just transition. But if the Liberals cave to Conservative opposition, it will be yet another party policy failure and will achieve nothing but greenwashing for the oil sector.
Danielle Smith, the premier of Alberta — home to Canada’s tar sands — is fiercely contesting the world’s shift to cleaner energy sources. The fossil fuel industry reigns supreme in the province, and Smith is doing her best to prevent a just transition.
Alberta’s premier, Danielle Smith, has launched a $5 million taxpayer-funded campaign to encourage residents to bet their life savings on a new pension plan. It’s a move to provoke a showdown with Ottawa and to fuel separatist sentiments for political gain.
A medical assistance in dying program seemed like a step forward for choice and dignity. But it is beginning to look like a dystopian end run around the cost of providing long-term care.
The grandfather of Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s deputy prime minister, worked for a Nazi newspaper that recruited for the Galicia Division of the Waffen-SS — the same division as Yaroslav Hunka, the Nazi who was recently honored by Canada’s Parliament.
Subscription fees for medical services are part of a growing erosion of Canada’s public health care by the private sector.
An oil refinery processing tar sands crude without permits for over two decades showcases Alberta’s need for regulation. But with the Trudeau Liberals’ history of giving Big Oil no-strings-attached cash, it’s doubtful that the cavalry is coming anytime soon.
Alberta, Canada’s most conservative province, recently went to the polls. The purportedly left-wing New Democratic Party, in its attempt to court conservative voters, provided the Left with an abject lesson in acquiescence — a road map of exactly what not to do.
Populist grievances are pushing Alberta, Canada’s most conservative province, further to the right. The activist group Take Back Alberta is working to escalate this trend.
Setting up 250 picket lines across the country, 155,000 members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada have gone on strike. The walkout, the country’s largest strike ever against a sole employer, is a fight against inflation eroding wages into a pay cut.
Despite the silver lining of green energy initiatives, Canada’s most recent federal budget does little for the country’s working people. In this, it stays consistent with the Liberal Party’s determination to throw its working-class constituents overboard.
Between 2018 and 2020, Canada ranked as the world’s top subsidizer of the fossil fuel industry. Now the province of Alberta is trying to outdo the nation by paying oil and gas producers to fulfill their legal obligation to clean up their own mess.
Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying program seemed like a step forward for choice and dignity. But it is beginning to look like a dystopian end run around the cost of providing social welfare that can beat back the deprivations that make life unbearable.
Ontario premier Doug Ford’s conservative government and its allies are using fear of school disruption to impose a contract on education workers. But the best way to support education and prevent disruptions is by paying education workers properly.
Danielle Smith’s conspiracy theories and shock-jock populist messaging have made her the front-runner in Alberta’s Conservative Party leadership election. Her campaign is a preview of the challenges to Canada’s left from an emboldened post-pandemic right.
Canada’s Starbucks organizing wave is moving eastward from British Columbia, with a store in Alberta going union earlier this month. Poetically, the Starbucks union win is on anti-labor Alberta premier Jason Kenney’s home turf.
Amazon is ramping up its anti-union tactics in Canada. But union organizers say Amazon’s American-style union busting won’t work in Quebec’s pro-labor environment.
The only unionized Starbucks location in Canada is being excluded from a company-wide pay increase. Why? Because the raise is “not in the workers’ union contract.” The company has hit peak petulance just in time for more unionization bids.
The position of Canada’s Conservative Party boss is up for grabs. On offer from the three front-runners are right-wing populist libertarianism, Tory nostalgia, and evangelical culture war. Canada’s left should pay attention.