Wildrose critical of carbon tax-funded grant program

Monday’s provincial announcement of $600,000 in grant funding for climate literacy programs did not sit well with the Wildrose, with the opposition party calling the spending “an offensive waste of Albertans’ money that will be used to further the government’s out-of-touch carbon tax agenda.”


New grant promotes environmental awareness

Non-profit groups interested in educating their communities about climate change have a month to apply for a new grant the government announced Monday.

The province says it is investing $600,000 in the Community Environment Action grant program, something they say will “support all Albertans – young and old, rural and urban – to better understand and address climate change.” […]

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National Column: Will Alberta fires tip the pipeline debate?

After a week of debate over the link, or lack thereof, between climate change and the Fort McMurray wildfires, another reality emerges.

When the economic cost of this tragedy is tallied, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is going to be under renewed pressure to approve a pipeline and get oil to market from a province staggering under the weight of historic economic troubles. […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Column: Progressive views – Abandoning our Future

By Tristan Turner

Canada once held a sterling international reputation on seeking solutions to the issue of climate change – the defining issue of my generation. After all, in 1988 Toronto hosted the first-ever international scientific conference on climate change “Our Changing Atmosphere: Implications for Global Security”. After the conference’s proceedings, international scientists… […]

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Editorial & Opinion

Letter: Earth hour to Energy Hour?

To the editor,

Morinville’s 11.8% power reduction during Earth Hour is very good, far better than most Canadians towns and cities. However, it may be that the public would take the event even more seriously if the stated reasons for the activity were more solid… […]