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Opinion: Wake up and smell the smoke

A must read:
The following op-ed by CAPE, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, was just published in the Vancouver Sun on August 8, 2018:

Opinion: Wake up and smell the smoke
Canadians are not doing nearly enough to combat climate change and a record season of wildfires this year serves as evidence of our failure to act.

Open letter to Premier Ford re: Ontario climate action

The following open letter was sent to the Premier and to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks on August 8, 2018:

August 8, 2018
Hon. Doug Ford, Premier
cc. Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Legislative Building , Queen’s Park  | Toronto,ON | M7A 1A1

Dear Premier Ford,

Environmental Defence Statement on the federal government purchases of Kinder Morgan

"For Immediate Release: May 29, 2018

Statement by Environmental Defence’s Patrick DeRochie on the federal government’s reckless purchase of the Kinder Morgan pipeline

Toronto, Ont. – The federal government’s decision to purchase Trans Mountain is a totally reckless use of public money. It leaves Canadians on the hook for a risky pipeline that lacks a viable business case, flouts Canada’s commitment to Indigenous rights and reconciliation, and faces intractable legal, political and regulatory obstacles.

Climate Action Network Canada reacts to Kinder Morgan Announcement

"Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] (May 29, 2018) – It is deeply dismaying that the Government of Canada is willing to dump $4.5 billion of Canadians’ money into purchasing the floundering Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline from Kinder Morgan. This move is a devastating blow to the government’s stated commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people and it painfully undermines ongoing efforts to implement the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change and Clean Growth.

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