Coyne: It’s simple, really — raise carbon taxes and cut income taxes | Ottawa Citizen

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Twenty-six years after the Rio Earth Summit, 20 years after the Kyoto Protocol, eight years after the Copenhagen Accord, two years after the Paris Agreement, here is where things stand in Canada, a signatory to all four.

B.C. government loses Trans Mountain appeal in federal court | CTV News

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The Federal Court of Appeal ruled against the B.C. government’s bid to appeal a National Energy Board ruling allowing Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction. The NEB had ruled in December that the energy giant does not have to abide by the City of Burnaby’s zoning and tree-cutting guidelines because the federal scope and jurisdiction of the project supersede local bylaws.

Canada, moving in step with other governments, announces expulsion of Russian envoys | CTV News

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The Canadian government is expelling Russian diplomats working in Canada.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Monday that four members of Russia’s diplomatic staff working at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada or at the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Montréal are being removed from Canada, and three applications for additional staff are being denied.

Canada sending 6 helicopters to help UN mission in Mali – Politics – CBC News

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The Liberal government has confirmed it’s sending a detachment of helicopters and support troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali, as it ticks off a number of its peacekeeping commitments.
CBC News first reported the news on Friday.

British Columbians ‘personally conflicted’ over Trans Mountain pipeline expansion: Poll | Globalnews.ca

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As the heat continues between B.C. and Alberta over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a new poll by Abacus Data shows that some British Columbians agree with both sides of the argument.
The poll presented eight arguments, four pro-pipeline and four anti-pipeline, to 900 B.C. respondents and asked them whether the arguments were persuasive.

Blatchford: The disgraceful case against a man who dared carry a Canadian flag in Caledonia | Ottawa Citizen|Opinion

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Behold the lawless bastard, Randy Fleming.
Almost nine years ago, he dared to walk along Argyle Street in the town of Caledonia, Ont., carrying a Canadian flag on a pole towards a peaceful so-called “flag rally”.
For this impudence, he was wrestled to the ground by a half-dozen Ontario Provincial Police officers, permanently injured and charged with obstructing police (though officers told him he was being arrested to “prevent a breach of the peace”, a loathsome preventative detention offence).

Canada among three economies in world most at risk of banking crisis, BIS warns | Ottawa Citizen

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China, Canada and Hong Kong are among the economies most at risk of a banking crisis, according to early-warning indicators compiled by the Bank for International Settlements.

Canada will meet climate targets despite emissions gap: Environment minister – iPolitics

ipolitics.ca/2018/03/06/canada-will-meet-climate-targets-despite-emissions-gap-environment-minister/ Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada is committed to meeting its climate change targets despite a growing gap between promises and emissions projections.
“We’re absolutely committed to meeting our target,” McKenna, in Edmonton for an international conference on cities and climate change, told The Canadian Press.

‘We’re all in’: Environment minister says Canada will meet Paris climate targets despite emissions gap | National Post

nationalpost.com/news/politics/canada-will-meet-climate-targets-despite-emissions-gap-environment-minister?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says Canada is committed to meeting its climate change targets despite a growing gap between promises and emissions projections.
“We’re absolutely committed to meeting our target,” McKenna, in Edmonton for an international conference on cities and climate change, told The Canadian Press.
“We’re all in.”

Leaked HIVE document shows how far Trans Mountain opponents will go to orchestrate outrage | Financial Post

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There’s been lots of talk about mass action to disrupt the construction of Kinder Morgan Canada Inc.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. But a leaked document outlining a strategy by a coalition of environmental groups to fight the project shows how far they are prepared to go to orchestrate outrage.

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