Tag Archives: Canada’s Green Party

What Did the Three Amigos Accomplish?

The ECOreport looks at new Canada, US & Mexico agreement and asks What Did the Three Amigos Accomplish?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Future generations may look back on the agreement that Canada, the United States and Mexico just signed as a significant milestone,  or maybe not. What Did the Three Amigos Accomplish?

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Can Canada Build More Pipelines? Or LNG Facilities?

The ECOreport asked scientists, environmentalists, politicians and spokespersons from the Governments of Alberta, BC and Canada: If we want to limit climate change, can Canada build more pipelines?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In a recent interview with the ECOreport, Simon Fraser University Climate Scientist Dr, Kirsten Zickfeld described Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s idea of fighting climate change while expanding the oil sands and building new pipelines as “delusional.” There is only a finite amount of carbon we can release into the atmosphere and if we hope keep the global temperature rise to 2 degrees C. We are already close to 1.5 degrees and may pass that threshold this year. Even if we do not build any new fossil fuel infrastructure, Canada will exhaust “its’ fair share” of carbon emissions by 2030. These were quite strong statements, so I asked a couple of other scientists – as well as environmentalists, politicians and government spokespersons – Can Canada build more pipelines? Or LNG facilities?
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BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

The ECOreport looks at how BC Reacts To The NEB’s Pipeline Recommendation

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAs everyone expected, the National Energy Board (NEB) has recommended that the Canadian Government approve Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion through the most populated area of British Columbia. The NEB believes the likelihood of a major oil spill “very low,” but “the potential significance” of such a spill “very high.” Kinder Morgan would be required to post calculations of the emissions from all industrial activities and those created during construction of the 1150 km (715 miles) pipeline. If the Trudeau Government agrees and the project goes forward, the number of tankers carrying diluted bitumen out of the Greater Vancouver area could increase from 1 or 2 a week to 10. These are some of the ways BC reacts to the NEB’s pipeline recommendation.
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How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

The ECOreport looks at the First Minister’s meeting. How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAfter two days of sometimes heated meetings behind closed door, Canada’s first ministers emerged with an agreement as to their overall goals for a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.  The contentious issues, like carbon pricing mechanisms, emissions caps and oil pipelines, have been left for another First Ministers meeting in the fall. So How far has the Vancouver Declaration taken us?

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Canadian Government Will Proceed With Site C

The ECOreport presents snippets from this week’s Question Period showing the Canadian Government will proceed with Site C.

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMDespite the perceived violation of Treaty #8 and ongoing environmental destruction of the Peace River, Justin Trudeau’s government was evasive when opposition member s of parliament (MPSs) questioned them about the Site C Dam Project this week. Yet while Jim Carr’s non answers were pure spin, Catherine McKenna made it clear the  Canadian Government Will Proceed With Site C.

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Our Vancouver Island Voting Conundrum

Our Vancouver Island Voting Conundrum: Green or New Democrat?  What a year. What an election!

By Guy Dauncey

I still have confidence that this will be a turnaround year for the climate crisis, even if the Paris Conference does not yield the results needed. It has now become acceptable for countries to aim 100% renewable energy and full decarbonization by 2050, although sooner and faster is needed.

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Poll Shows Harper Trailing In 7 Key BC Ridings

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With only five days left until the election, a new poll commissioned by the Dogwood Initiative shows the NDP losing the lead it had only a month ago, while both the Conservatives and Liberals surging ahead. Mario Canseco, of the market research company Insights West, says “it is a very close race,” but the poll shows Harper trailing in 7 key BC Ridings.

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Sauder Predicts 3 Green Seats

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A second British Columbian “poll” suggests more Green MP’s might be accompanying Elizabeth May back to Ottawa. UBC’s Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets‘ system is more akin to the stock market than regular polls, but has proven to be surprisingly accurate in the past. As of October 13, Sauder’s market predicts 3 Green Seats.

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Why There Will be no English Consortium Debate

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The English Consortium debates have part of  Canadian elections since 1968. Around 11 million Canadians watched watched the so-called “people’s debate” – televised by CBC, CTV, Global, and Tele-Quebec – in 2011. This election will be different. In the video below, Elizabeth May explains why there will be no English Consortium Debate

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What About The Green Party?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe thing I love about Nanos polls is that they list a second party their respondents are considering. This shows gives us a better picture of the potential growth for each party. As you can see in the bar chart above, the Conservatives (CPC) are really the nation’s third choice. However the NDP and Liberals keep cancelling each other out. This the Conservatives, who have not received 40% of the popular vote since 1988, have been in power for a decade.  But what about the Green Party?
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