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Across Canada and World, Climate Movement Prepares for Leap into 2016

Global day of action is in support of the Leap Manifesto, a set of 15 demands endorsed by more than 150 organizations and unveiled last September

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


With Faith in Regulators at 'All Time Low,' Canadians Ask Trudeau: 'Where Are You?'

Groups charge that the NEB—packed with fossil fuels executives appointed by Stephen Harper—makes no effort to meaningfully involve members of the public.

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·




Campaigners Bid Harper Adieu While Vowing to Hold Liberals Accountable

Yes, Trudeau's sweeping win was a repudiation of "negative, divisive politics" in favor of "a positive vision that brings Canadians together"—but the new prime minister still has much to prove.

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·



Large Pipeline Spill in Alberta 'Stark Reminder' of Dangers of Tar Sands

Rupture near Fort McMurray may be one of province's largest

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·



Canadian Government Lambasted for Stifling Science and Dissent

'Together, we feel neither secure nor valued,' says coalition of more than 200 civil society groups

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·