Margo McDiarmid

Parliamentary Bureau

Margo McDiarmid is a Senior Reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau, who focuses on energy, the environment and Indigenous issues.

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Ottawa's new carbon pricing plan will reward clean companies

The federal government added more meat to the bones of its core environmental policy today by releasing draft legislation of how pricing carbon pollution will work in Canada.

Still no way to tell how many Indigenous women and girls go missing in Canada each year

Even after the launch of a $53.8-million national inquiry and an increased focus on the problem, there is still no way to tell how many Indigenous women and girls go missing in Canada each year.

Indigenous communities embracing clean energy, creating thousands of jobs

A first-ever national survey shows Indigenous communities jumping into partnerships on clean energy projects.

MMIW inquiry won't hear from most families until the fall

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding three days of family hearings in Whitehorse at the end of May, but after that the five commissioners won't hear from families in other parts of the country until the fall.

B.C., Alberta methane pollution higher than disclosed, reports suggest

Two new reports found methane pollution from oil and gas facilities in northeastern B.C. is 2.5 times higher than what is currently being reported, and in Alberta it could be up to 60 per cent higher.

Arctic climate warming higher and faster than expected

A new international report shows that Arctic temperatures are rising higher and faster than expected, and the effects are already being felt around the world.

Federal government seeks to push back methane reduction regulations by up to 3 years

​The federal government wants to delay the implementation of its much-touted new methane regulations by up to three years, according to documents obtained by CBC News.

Little appetite in the U.S. business community for border tariff, says Jim Carr

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says there appears to be little appetite in the U.S. for a new border adjustment tax on Canadian goods.

Budget targets $3.4B for 'critical' needs of Indigenous communities

The federal government is increasing its spending on post-secondary education, community infrastructure and the health of Indigenous people in a clear attempt to quell criticism over its handling of serious issues that continue to plague First Nations and Inuit communities.

Trudeau to get energy and environment award at Houston energy conference

One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's well-worn talking points is that building the economy and protecting the environment must go hand in hand. Tonight, at an international energy conference in Houston, he will receive an award for taking that position.

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