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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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Canada’s First Truly National Climate Plan

The ECOreport reposts another perspective on Canada’s first truly national climate plan

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Erin Flanagan

When Prime Minister Trudeau announced that he would host Canada’s premiers in Ottawa for their second climate meeting this year, not many thought he’d pull it off without a hitch. After all, this was the moment when the federal government’s lofty talk on climate would collide head-on with the provinces’ own views on what interventions (if any) were appropriate for Canada’s economy and environment.

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2016 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index Ranks Europe Foremost

The ECOreport looks at a report of the international “standard of life”, the 2016 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index ranks Europe Foremost.

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Though China and the United States lead the world when it comes to gross domestic output (GDP), the sustainable competitiveness model  uses another standard. SolAbility defines this on its’ website, “Sustainable competitiveness is the ability of a country to meet the needs and basic requirements of current generations while sustaining or growing the national and individual wealth into the future without depleting its natural, intellectual and social capital.”  The focus is not corporate wealth or political clout, but “dignifying standard of life for all citizens.” Thus the 2016 Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index ranks Europe Foremost.

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Germany’s G-20 Presidency May Prevent Backsliding on Climate Actions

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about Germany’s G-20 Presidency May Prevent Backsliding on Climate Actions

Originally published on Center for American Progress

By Gwynne Taraska, Pete Ogden, Nancy Alexander, and Howard Marano

This column previews a forthcoming report from the Center for American Progress and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung North America.

To date, 17 countries of the G-20—which account for 67 percent of global greenhouse gas pollution—have officially joined the Paris Agreement, bringing it into effect far sooner than anyone expected. If these countries follow through with their commitments to reduce emissions, it will represent unprecedented progress in the global effort to curb climate change.

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Sorry Globe and Mail, BC Does Not Want Pipelines

The ECOreport reposts a response to OP-ED stating it is BC’s Patriotic duty to accept Kinder Morgan’s pipeline – Sorry Globe and Mail, BC Does Not Want Pipelines

Originally Published in the Common Sense Canadian

By Rafe Mair

I simply couldn’t believe Gary Mason in Friday’s Globe and Mail In his article entitled “Sorry Vancouver: The rest of Canada needs pipelines”. I urge you to read the article so that if I misrepresent Mr. Mason you will see it for yourself.

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Special Committee on Electoral Reform Recommendations

The ECOreport reposts an announcement from Canada’s House of Commons, Special Committee on Electoral Reform recommendations

Press Release from the Parliament of Canada

Today, in accordance with the order of reference adopted by the House of Commons on June 7, 2016, and after consulting with Canadians across the country, the 12 members of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform are proud to table their report titled “Strengthening Democracy in Canada : Principles, Process and Public Engagement for Electoral Reform”.

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