In response to a request for feedback, Isabelle Turcotte, federal policy director at the Pembina Institute, and Tom Green, climate solutions policy analyst at the David Suzuki Foundation, made a submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada regarding ECCC’s planned approach to the Review of the Output-Based Pricing System Regulations.
After its about-face on the province’s coal mining policy, the Alberta government has finally kicked off its promised public consultations around a new coal policy.
Public transit systems are on the brink.
Mark Carney is the ultimate Davos man. A former investment banker with Goldman Sachs, he moved from the federal Department of Finance to become Governor of the Bank of Canada (2008 – 13) where he helped handle the fall out from the global financial crisis. He was then tapped to be head of the Bank of England (2013-20) and played a prominent international role in reforming global finance.
Karen Tam Wu, Tahra Jutt and Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze at the Pembina Institute made the following statement today in response to the setting of sectoral targets by the B.C. government:
Ed Broadbent: Just as a better world emerged after the Great Depression, we now have an opportunity to create a country that works for all Canadians. Here's how to do it.
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the federal government’s carbon pricing plan is entirely constitutional and that provinces can’t choose to opt out of a federal climate plan.
The Alberta government has promised to start consultations on a “new, modern coal policy” on March 29. Yet, it has so far announced no details indicating this will be a meaningful or transparent process.
Accelerated by the pandemic, Canada’s income gap is at an all-time high. So, it's time to take stock of who's not paying their fair share. From tax dodging and loopholes, to historically declining tax rates for the most wealthy, Canada is losing tens of billions of dollars in revenue every year.
We live in perilous times. The pandemic reminds us of the need for collective action to achieve the common good, as it has starkly spotlighted long-standing cracks in our social and economic foundations. The next budget must focus on immediate needs—public health and income security—but it must also set a course for fundamental change based on a social democratic vision of a fair, green, and just recovery for all.