Mia Rabson

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Election a chance to toughen climate-change targets: McKenna

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is hinting that the upcoming Liberal election platform will promise deeper cuts to greenhouse-gas emissions, including the possibility of legislating targets.

Canada hasn't issued any permits for companies to ship waste, government says

The federal government has issued no permits for Canadian companies to ship trash overseas since regulations changed three years ago — raising questions about how waste is still ending up on the shores of Asian nations.

Greens call for ban on foreign oil imports, using Alberta oil instead

Green party Leader Elizabeth May says saving the world from climate change requires Canada to get off oil before the middle of the century.

Senators bowing to oil industry pressure to gut assessment bill, environmentalists say

Environment advocates say Canadian senators are bowing to pressure from the energy industry to gut new environmental-assessment legislation, and they fear the Liberal government is going to do the same.

Average Sask. household should benefit about $173 from carbon rebate in 2019

Canada's budget watchdog agrees with the federal government's claim that Canadians are going to get more from the climate change tax rebate than they are paying in carbon tax.

Budget watchdog says carbon rebate will be higher than carbon tax for most people

Canada's budget watchdog agrees with the federal government's claim that Canadians are going to get more from the climate change tax rebate than they are paying in carbon tax.

Tories cry foul over $12M to help Loblaws buy energy-efficient coolers

Conservative environment critic Ed Fast slammed the federal government Tuesday for giving $12 million to help Loblaws stores make their refrigerators and freezers more energy efficient.

Energy assessment bill conflicts with purchase of pipeline, Alberta premier says

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says it makes no sense for Ottawa to have spent $4.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline while it is pushing legislation she says will prevent most future energy projects from being built.

Weyburn man travels to Ottawa in convoy for pro-pipeline protest

A man from Weyburn, Sask joined the pro-pipeline convoy on Valentine's Day when it started in Red Deer, Alta. Field construction supervisor Kent Lacoste is now in Ottawa, having his say on pipelines and carbon taxes.

Pro-pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country

A convoy of angry Albertans and other westerners rolls into Ottawa Tuesday for a mass protest against federal energy and environmental policies that has also become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant elements.

Decision on Trans Mountain pipeline's fate might not come until summer

Canada's energy regulator will tell the federal government on Friday whether it still thinks the Trans Mountain pipeline should be expanded, but cabinet's final say on the project's future is not likely to come before the summer.

No Roll Up the Rim? Kids ask Tim Hortons to make contest greener

Three young people in Calgary are challenging Tim Hortons to join other major restaurants in making cups biodegradable and encourage reusuable mugs.

Canada can hit Paris promise if we switch to electric cars and public transit: McKenna

Even with a national carbon tax, phasing out coal power, forcing the use of cleaner fuels and making buildings more efficient, Canada is still 79 million tonnes of greenhouse gases shy of hitting its existing promise to cut emissions.

Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is overhauling how Canada assesses big energy projects in a bid to ensure new projects can get built without the government having to buy them to make that happen.

Environment groups tell world Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas

Canada is living in a fantasy if the government thinks it can meet its greenhouse-gas promises without reducing how much oil and gas the country produces, environment groups told the world at a global conference on climate change Monday.