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Merran Smith

Vancouver, traffic, congestion, climate change, Climate Action Plan

Now is the time to tell Christy Clark you want a climate action plan with teeth

When it comes to cutting pollution, British Columbia has been resting on its laurels. The current government froze the carbon tax in 2013, and moved climate leadership to the back burner.

George Soros’ Open Society Foundation responds to Joe Oliver's claims about enviro funding

Organization responds after Resources Minister Joe Oliver publicly blamed US philanthropist George Soros for financing "radical environmental agenda".

Merran Smith: promoting Canada’s clean energy future

Vancouver’s clean energy advocate says Canada needs to “get in the game”, put a price on pollution and invest in green alternatives.