Liberal government unveils in Commons ‘2030 Nature Strategy’ and proposed Nature Accountability Act
Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault
Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault said the minority Liberal government’s ‘2030 Nature Strategy’ and proposed Nature Accountability Act (Bill C-73) ‘will hold the government accountable to make progress on these ambitious nature protection goals.’

Thursday, June 13, 2024 @ 4:47 PM

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 11:28 AM

The minority Liberal government’s newly proposed Nature Accountability Act would hold Ottawa “accountable to make progress” (but not via an enforceable legal mechanism) toward the goal of protecting at least 30 per cent of Canada’s lands and waters by 2030, says federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault. ... [read more]

Wide-ranging IMF report recommends improvements to Canadian fiscal, tax policies

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 4:32 PM

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released new findings following its annual analysis of Canadian fiscal policies, noting various issues that could be improved in areas such as housing affordability and climate policy and suggesting changes to tax regimes. ... [read more]

Judge denies request for environmental assessment of planned Ontario Place development

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 3:15 PM

A judge has rebuffed attempts by a group of citizens challenging the redevelopment of Ontario Place, denying its request for an order requiring the province to do an environmental assessment of a section of the property where a private spa is scheduled to be built. ... [read more]

Law requires Ottawa to roll out national strategy to combat ‘environmental racism’ within two years

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 2:07 PM

Calling it “a significant milestone in the fight for environmental justice,” the federal Green party hailed the imminent enactment of its “groundbreaking” private member’s bill that requires Ottawa to roll out within two years a “national strategy” to mitigate the harmful fallout from “environmental racism” — which the party said disproportionately exposes marginalized, racialized and Indigenous communities to environmental hazards. ... [read more]

Federal Court upholds decision not to renew salmon farm licences over impact on wild salmon

Friday, June 14, 2024 @ 1:38 PM

The Federal Court has upheld a decision of the Fisheries Minister not to renew 15 aquaculture licences for Atlantic salmon fish farms in the Discovery Islands in British Columbia over concerns about the impact of the farms on wild salmon. ... [read more]