Presentation on Saturday October 19:

"Nuclear Waste in Northern Ontario - Why We Should Be Concerned" 

11:00 am at the Mary JL Black Library - All welcome!

nuclear waste presentation poster

 If you aren't able to make it, please view the presentation slides here:

Nuclear Waste in Northwestern Ontario - Why We Should Be Concerned - presentation.

Please also sign the Petition.


2019 Election: Climate Change

Links to comparisons of party platforms: 

  1. Chatelaine: "How do the four federal parties' climate plans stack up"  Katherine Hayhoe, climate scientist, and Andrew Leach, energy and environmental economist, grade four climate plans and include some useful graphics.
  2. Shake Up the Establishment: Compare political platforms of the five major parties   A chart format, easy to read, very detailed covering many aspects of climate change policy.
  3. Eco Justice: Election 2019: Comparing the federal parties’ climate change commitments

View details on recent or current climate change court cases: 

  1. challenging-ontarios-gutting-of-cap-and-trade-program/
  2. trans-mountain-2-0-challenging-the-federal-governments-project-approval/
  3. a) federal-court-of-appeal-lets-six-tmx-appeals-proceed/  and b)  federal court of appeal decisions:Raincoast Conservation Foundation v. Canada


How can Canada expand the oil and gas sector and meet international GHG reduction commitments? Seems impossible.

Graph below is from page 23 of the summary report of Canada's Energy Outlook -  scroll down for link. 

CANADA'S ENERGY OUTLOOK: CURRENT REALITIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR A CARBON-CONSTRAINED FUTURE, released in May 2018 by the Parkland Institue, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Corporate Mapping Project.

This report "serves as a definitive guide to Canada’s current energy realities and their implications for a sustainable future. It takes a detailed look at Canadian energy consumption, renewable and non-renewable energy supply, the state of Canada’s resources and revenues, and what it all means for emissions-reduction planning."

Read a 28-page summary report or visit for the full 180-page report or individual chapters. 

Chapter 4  "Emissions reduction targets and implications for an energy strategy" is of particular interest!