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Canadian pension trustees and climate risk

Canadian pension trustees and climate risk: if they only had a strategy?

In this list of global investment gorillas, the pension fund industry should be the most active in addressing climate change risks and opportunities.
An impoverished, oily future for Canadians. infrastructure, renewable energy

An impoverished, oily future for Canadian pensioners?

Recent research published in the journal Nature details the locations and amounts of the world’s fossil fuel reserves that will need to remain unburned if we are to keep on a 2oC warming trajectory...
Napoleon, carbon pricing and the cost of uncertainty in Canada

Napoleon, carbon pricing and the cost of uncertainty in Canada

What would a $30/ton price on carbon in 2016 mean for Canada’s fossil fuel exports, and for the national economy? The answer: serious changes.
Selma: the last hurrah

Selma: the last hurrah

Many died on the long and dangerous journey to equality.
$50 billion kick-off to the carbon divest-invest movement

Big oil a big mistake: a $50 billion kick-off to the carbon divest-invest movement

The real news is not that there’s been a recent downturn in oil prices, with some resulting stock shocks. It’s that the divestment movement is finally picking up steam.
Green Sporting. Photo by Jim Culp.

Green Sports Alliance recruits fans, athletes and suppliers to join the big leagues in protecting the earth

Canucks Sports & Entertainment is a lot greener than the colours on the team’s jersey. For years, the organization has been working with Green Sports Alliance (GSA) to improve on environmental...

A child's special gifts: Ta’Kaiya Blaney inspires with powerful voice at Earth Day in Vancouver, BC

Earth Day is a special day in our household, because we like to think we do our part to save the planet. It's become an even more important event after I became a dad in 2011. We make sure our...

Evil isn't simple

God-awful week south of the border.

Two leading human rights groups quit B.C. missing women inquiry

Two high-profile human rights groups are the latest of a string of organizations to pull the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry. Both organizations cite a lack of government funding to subsidize...

How should we regulate sex work in Canada?

Earlier this week the BC Supreme Court ruled that former sex worker Sheryl Kiselbach and the Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence can challenge Canadian prostitution laws. This comes...