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Increased oil and gas production, carbon capture tax credits calls Canada’s new climate plan’s credibility into question

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canada’s long-awaited plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is not aligned with the country’s fair share and contains problematic funding promises for the oil and gas industry, some politicians say.

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Full text: Prime Minister Trudeau invokes Emergencies Act

The video embedded below was posted to YouTube by the Cable Public Affairs Channel

On February 14, 2022, Prime Minister Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act. This is the full text transcription of what he said to reporters.

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Feds press on climate in mandate letters, but environmentalists will wait and see

By John Woodside,  National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The cabinet ministers’ mandate letters published last week hint at a whole-of-government approach to tackling the climate crisis, but the devil will be in the details, many environmentalists say. 

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Is the Federal Budget addressing the housing crisis?

What solutions does the 2021 Federal budget have for Canada’s housing crisis? 

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What works in Canada’s 2021-22 budget?

A week ago, on Monday April 19, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented Canada’s budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 to the House of Commons. Since the Finance Minister delivered that speech, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s minority Liberal Government has survived two non-confidence motions. They pertained to amendments. This morning, Monday April 26, the House will be asked to approve the Budget as a whole. This is expected to prompt yet another non-confidence motion. The NDP party has promised to support the government and in this morning’s interview Rachel Blaney, the MP for North Island – Powell River talks about the aspects of Canada’s 2021-22 budget that she thinks work for her constituents, and those that do not.

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