Catherine McKenna

Canada depends on natural resources, but is also taking serious climate action: Minister

Catherine McKenna, Canada's environment and climate change minister, speaks about her country's transition towards a lower carbon future.


Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna to guest edit issue of Canadian Geographic

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna met with Canadian Geographic editor Aaron Kylie and other members of the Can Geo editorial …

Indigenous Peoples

Catherine McKenna wants to hit 'reset button' on Parks Canada and shift focus to conservation

OTTAWA — Protecting and conserving the natural environment is Parks Canada’s main job, the federal environment minister concludes in her response to …

Canadian News

Alberta, B.C. caribou need immediate intervention to survive, federal government says | The Star

There is, at most, a few months to do the work, said Wilkinson.<p>“If we don’t act, somebody will go to court and the courts will certainly find the …


Wilderness group ‘very frustrated’ as environment minister misses deadline on national park management

OTTAWA — National parks advocates are frustrated that Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is nine months late responding to concerns over how the …

National Parks

Selected oilsands projects may avoid new environmental assessment rules | The Star

OTTAWA — Oilsands projects that use steam to release bitumen from deep underground will likely get a pass from new federal environmental assessment …

Canadian News

McKenna extends olive branch to B.C. in Trans Mountain fight

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has extended an olive branch to the B.C. government, offering to work with the province to address safety concerns over the shipment of diluted bitumen through an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline.<p>Her offer comes as the Liberal government faces …


B.C. seeks court ruling on whether it controls Trans Mountain oil shipments | The Star

OTTAWA—The B.C. government has asked the courts whether it has the jurisdiction to regulate the transport of oil through the province, a central …

Canadian News

Ottawa launches online public consultation on plastic, marine waste

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she wants to see Canada move toward zero plastic waste by tackling single-use plastics like grocery bags …


Feds Launch Public Survey About Reducing Plastic Waste On Earth Day

The environment minister wants to see Canada move towards zero plastic waste.<p>HALIFAX — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna launched a public …


Feds launch online public consultation on plastic, marine waste | The Star

The announcement was made shortly before dozens of volunteers flocked to McNabs Island in the Halifax Harbour and McCormacks Beach in Eastern Passage …


Federal environment minister to participate in shoreline cleanup in Halifax area

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is expected to mark Earth Day on Sunday by participating in a shoreline cleanup in the Halifax</b> …

Canadian News

Michael Bloomberg: Environmentally friendly policies are good for the bottom line

Michael Bloomberg says protecting the environment is good for the bottom line. The founder of the business media empire Bloomberg LP and former mayor …

Michael Bloomberg

EDITORIAL: With carbon pricing up against the ropes, Catherine McKenna needs to learn humility

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is the latest political leader to come out swinging against federal carbon pricing.“I have a simple message for …


Braid: A weird carbon tax twist; vote conservative, get Liberal cash


Politics This Morning: Trudeau heads to Quebec for business summit, then Vancouver for fundraiser; Scheer visits Penticton; Singh takes in the East Coast; McKenna talks 'greening' campuses; Garneau addresses B.C. forestry sector

Good Thursday morning,<p>Prime Minister <b>Justin Trudeau</b> will be in Québec City today for the B7 Business Summit, a gathering of business leaders from G7 …


Even strong climate change believers don’t get carbon pricing, survey shows

OTTAWA — More than four in 10 Canadians surveyed about climate change last month said there is conclusive evidence climate change is real, that it is …


Feds earmark $100M for Ontario green home retrofit program

TORONTO — The federal government says it will spend $100 million to enhance Ontario’s green home-retrofit rebate program.Environment Minister …

Cap and Trade

Canada Moving to Exempt Majority of New Oilsands Projects From Federal Assessments

After more than a year of public hearings, the federal government unveiled its new and improved environmental assessment legislation in February 2018 …


5 things to know for Monday, April 2, 2018

The federal environment minister is criticizing those who have questioned the Liberals' climate change plan, and added that she has "no time" for …

Child Care

The Rebel to Rabble Review: First-past-the-post and pipeline protestors

<b>The Rebel to Rabble Review</b> <i>is an experimental weekly feature here at iPolitics that aims to deliver a roundup of political stories circulating outside</i> …


McKenna defends climate plan in wake of auditors’ report

Catherine McKenna is defending the government’s climate policies after a new audit said Ottawa and the provinces lacked clear plans to adapt to climate change. The Environment Minister called the report “backwards looking.”

Clean Technology

Canada, provinces lack clear plan to adapt to climate change, auditors say


Canada lacking climate change plans: audit

OTTAWA — Neither Ottawa nor the provinces have really assessed the risks a changing climate poses to the country and have no real idea what might be …


Alberta’s stance on caribou a ’national test case’ of Species at Risk Act


‘I think we made our point’: Conservatives end their nearly 21-hour-long House of Commons voting marathon

OTTAWA — If there were winners at the end of nearly 21 hours of marathon voting in the House of Commons on Friday, you couldn’t see it to look at …

Summit highs and lows — Which road to Rome? — Art of the deal (or no deal)

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Yedlin: Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance could better communicate its triumphs

It’s likely no surprise to Albertans that British Columbia Premier John Horgan has never called Dan Wicklum, president and CEO of the Canadian Oil …

John Horgan

Accuracy of methane leak reporting in Alberta clouds scope for new regulations

Methane emissions from oil and gas operations around Red Deer, Alta., in November, 2016, were 15 times higher than the levels that they reported to the provincial government, says a study in the journal, Elementa, released Thursday.<p>The study, funded by the U.S.-based Environmental Defense Fund …


Federal court ruling would be enough to clear way for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Notley says

If the Federal Court of Appeal rules in favour of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in a verdict expected soon, Alberta can declare victory on the contentious project, Premier Rachel Notley says.<p>Conversely, she said the death of the project would be a monumental setback to the …