Category Archives: 2015 Canadian Election

Democracy isn’t just about politics

Democracy isn’t just about politics; it’s about all of us. The government is there to listen to us and is represent the interests of all Canadians

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

I’ve lived through many elections, but I don’t recall many in which emotions ran so high. In the heat of such a campaign, things get said, disagreements arise and tensions increase. Now that we’ve elected a new government, I want to commend Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his positive campaign and congratulate him on his party’s sweeping victory. I still think the new government has an opportunity to strengthen its climate change policies, but more on that later…

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Good News For Canada’s Clean Energy Sector

The Liberals recognize that environmental protection and economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand. Trudeau’s election is good news for Canada’s clean energy sector

Press Release from  Clean Energy Canada

“Canadians have voted for change, and that’s good news for Canada’s clean energy sector and all Canadians who expect climate leadership and clean energy solutions,” said Merran Smith, Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada.

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A Critical Moment for Canada’s Environment

Justin Trudeau has been elected Prime Minister,  only a month before the Paris Climate Summit. This is a critical moment for Canada’s environment

Statement from Tim Gray, Environmental Defence’s Executive Director, on the election of the Liberal Party as the next Government of Canada:

We congratulate Justin Trudeau on being elected the next prime minister of Canada.

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Well Now We Know

The ECOreport reposts a statement from Sierra Club BC, on the outcome of the 2015 Canadian election. Well now we know

Well now we know –  After the longest election campaign since 1872, the votes have been counted and we have a brand new Liberal government.

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Can We Trust Justin To Deliver?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The extent of the LIberal victory is not unbelieveable. Once Canadians knew that our choice was either Stephen Harper or Justin Trudeau, most of the votes against the Conservatives were marked Liberals. This was not a choice on Vancouver Island, where the only alternative seemed like the NDP. Yet in the midst of this negativity, the vision of a government that truly represents the will of the people was born. The Liberals were able to sieze hold of this. Can We Trust Justin To Deliver?

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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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The Protests Have Begun At Site C

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1There were around 50 local residents and First Nations members gathered in front of the Old Fort Road entrance to the Site C Dam project. They arrived at 10 a.m. on Saturday, carried signs saying things like “Site C sucks,” “No Consent for Site C,” “Stop Site C, Run Burrard Thermal” and “Shame.” In the photograph at the top of this page, you see them blocking the gravel road, but this was a peaceful assembly and they moved aside when a truck drove up. The protests have begun at Site C.

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Clean Energy & Climate Change In This Election

Clean Energy Canada’s comparison of the Federal  Parties’ positions; Clean Energy & Climate Change In This Election

Originally Published on Clean Energy Canada

By Sarah Petrevan and Dan Woynillowicz

It’s Day 74 and we’re on the home stretch of the longest federal campaign since Sir John A. MacDonald took on Edward Blake in 1872. A lengthy writ can make it challenging to wade through the sea of commitments, so let’s look at where each of the four major parties are staking their claim on advancing clean energy and climate solutions.

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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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