Tag Archives: Canada

Danish Pension Fund Divests From Canadian Oil Producers

The ECOreport reposts a story about potential stranded assets,  Danish Pension Fund Divests From Canadian Oil Producers 

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Joshua Hill

The fourth largest pension fund in Denmark has apparently divested itself of investments in five Canadian oil producers, and is assessing another 44 oil and gas companies, amidst concerns that fossil fuel companies are at risk of becoming stranded assets and facing long-term heavy financial losses.

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Will Canada’s Two New Marine Protected Areas Be Enough?

The ECOreport about protecting almost 3 million square kilometres of ocean, Will Canada’s two new marine protected areas be enough?

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The federal government recently created two marine protected areas in the Pacific region and has committed to increase ocean protection from one per cent to 10 by 2020. But will this be enough?

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Justin Trudeau, The Quintessential Canadian Politician

The ECOreport publishes an Op-Ed in defence of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the quintessential Canadian politician

Editor’s Note: This is one viewer’s response to my article “The Real Justin Trudeau

By Richard Barry Adasoy

I cannot say that I personally agree with all of what I perceive to be Trudeau’s aims, but with that caveat I can with confidence state that he is the quintessential Canadian politician, even to his tendency of favouring appeasement regardless of his own expressed values.

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The Real Justin Trudeau

The ECOreport publishes a response to the National Post’s critique of the real Justin Trudeau

By Roy L Hales

The NATIONAL POST published a very cynical portrait of Canada’s Liberal government. Andrew Coyne wrote, “Every time you think you have plumbed the depths, every time you believe you have pierced the many veils of their duplicity, you are delighted to discover still another con wrapped inside the last — usually delivered by some smiling minister tweeting variations on ‘Better is Always Possible’ and ‘Diversity is Our Strength.’” Unlike the previous administration, which “never bothered to pretend they were anything other than grimly determined power-seekers,” the Trudeau people are using their perceived idealism as “a newer, slicker, con.”  Coyne may be right, but I suspect this is not the real Justin Trudeau.

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Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future

The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED about plans to expand North America’s fossil fuel production, Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future 

By Roy L Hales

Alberta’s oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “a great day for jobs and energy independence” in the United States. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its’ current pipeline capacity1 and adding more pipelines is “not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (Global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”2 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is about our future on a planet where the scale and pace of extreme weather events is increasing.

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  1. Canadian crude oil export pipelines are utilized at 85 to 90 per cent of their capacity … based on respective historical utilization rates.” – Canada’s Energy Future 2016, National Energy Board, p 92
  2.  Ibid, p 115

Sociology Student Urges Canadians To Stand Against Islamophobia

The ECOreport reposts an address before the House of Commons, Sociology student urges Canadians to stand against Islamophobia

Originally Published on the University of Alberta News

By Geoff McMaster

Srosh Hassan is no stranger to public speaking, but when she stood up in the House of Commons during the Daughters of the Vote event, emotion got the best of her.

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Misconception Driving Islamophobia In Canada

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about Canada’s newest wave of immigrants, Misconception Driving Islamophobia In Canada

Originally published on University of Alberta News

By Geoff McMaster

A Radio-Canada poll released this week shows that most Canadians support welcoming refugees. But 74 per cent said they also support screening for anti-Canadian values as a way to keep terrorism out of the country.
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Climate Actions in Canada’s 2017 Budget

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED supportive of the Liberal Government, Climate Actions in Canada’s 2017 Budget 

From Climate Action Network Canada

By Catherine Abreu

Today’s budget provides the financial backing we need to begin the serious work of implementing Canada’s climate framework and generating good, long-term jobs for Canadians. It also highlights several areas that need more work, particularly in building clean technology markets and ending fossil fuel subsidies.”

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The Value Of Energy Efficient Homes

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed on the value of  energy efficient homes to Canada’s development

Originally Published in The Hill Times

By Vivian Chung, Dylan Heerema

There is growing recognition across the country of the importance of buildings and energy efficiency to combatting climate change and meeting our commitments under the Paris Agreement. Because nearly a quarter of Canada’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions are linked to homes and buildings, improving the energy efficiency of our built environment is one of the federal government’s key action areas for climate action.

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Canada’s Economy Needs A New Public Investment Boost

The ECOrepoert reposts an OP-ED, Canada’s economy needs a new public investment boost

Originally Published on the Broadbent Blog

By Andrew Jackson

The Liberal federal government took office just over one year ago, not least because Justin Trudeau promised to boost the economy and help the middle-class through a major increase to public investment. Economists and the public generally endorsed running modest deficits at a time of very low interest rates in order to spark a stronger recovery.

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