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Groups file UNESCO petition to save monarch World Heritage Site in Mexico

April 13, 2015

Ontario's carbon-pricing plan good for clean energy market, cutting emissions

April 13, 2015

The Ontario government's decision to put a price on carbon emissions in the form of a cap-and-trade system is a positive step in the fight against climate change that will help create a market for clean energy solutions. Combined with B.C.'s provincial carbon tax and Alberta's rules for large emitters, the announcement means that 86 per cent of Canadians and 86 per cent of national GDP could soon be subject to carbon pricing.

"Putting a price on carbon pollution is one of the most powerful government incentives to encourage companies and communities to pollute less," said Ian Bruce, science and policy manager for the David Suzuki Foundation. "Quebec and Ontario's collaboration on pricing carbon emissions is a step toward real clean energy choices. We've seen evidence from around the world that these incentives work."

The Ontario government's decision to put a price on carbon emissions in the form of a cap-and-trade system is a positive step in the fight against climate change that will help create a market for clean energy solutions. Combined with B.C.'s provincial carbon tax and Alberta's rules for large emitters, the announcement means that 86 per cent of Canadians and 86 per cent of national GDP could soon be subject to carbon pricing.

"Putting a price on carbon pollution is one of the most powerful government incentives to encourage companies and communities to pollute less," said Ian Bruce, science and policy manager for the David Suzuki Foundation. "Quebec and Ontario's collaboration on pricing carbon emissions is a step toward real clean energy choices. We've seen evidence from around the world that these incentives work."

Oil spill response in Vancouver not "world class"

April 10, 2015

David Suzuki Foundation oil spill scenarios for B.C coast show importance of quick response

The David Suzuki Foundation is calling the slow and confusing response to an oil spill in English Bay in Vancouver nowhere near the "world class" response promised to Canadians by the federal government. The foundation says its spill scenario research shows just how complex spill recovery can be, and that only a fraction of the oil is ever recovered.

"Our scenarios show that oil spills on the B.C. coast can be very difficult to deal with, and even with the best response only 15 per cent of the spill would likely be recovered," said Jay Ritchlin, David Suzuki Foundation Director General, B.C. and Western Region. "In the past 24 hours the response from the Coast Guard, Port Metro Vancouver and other agencies hasn't demonstrated that we have the world class oil spill response promised by the federal government."

David Suzuki Foundation oil spill scenarios for B.C coast show importance of quick response

The David Suzuki Foundation is calling the slow and confusing response to an oil spill in English Bay in Vancouver nowhere near the "world class" response promised to Canadians by the federal government. The foundation says its spill scenario research shows just how complex spill recovery can be, and that only a fraction of the oil is ever recovered.

"Our scenarios show that oil spills on the B.C. coast can be very difficult to deal with, and even with the best response only 15 per cent of the spill would likely be recovered," said Jay Ritchlin, David Suzuki Foundation Director General, B.C. and Western Region. "In the past 24 hours the response from the Coast Guard, Port Metro Vancouver and other agencies hasn't demonstrated that we have the world class oil spill response promised by the federal government."

200 Organizers Pack YES!-Campaign Rally

April 2, 2015

BUOYANT BTTC CELEBRATES FIRST BALLOT REPORT: YES! SIDE CLAIMS THE MOMENTUM

David Suzuki Foundation CEO Peter Robinson may have been contradicting the last set of public opinion polls, but there were no doubters in the room Wednesday April 1 as 200 core organizers behind the Better Transportation and Transit Coalition (BTTC) gathered for a noisy mid-campaign rally at the Simon Fraser University Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

The crowd was animated, in part, by news that Elections BC has received only 4.1% of the ballots in the transit and transportation plebiscite. That low response rate is a positive sign, said Robinson, who is also a co-chair of the BTTC coalition. "'No' is a vote for the status quo," he said, "while 'Yes' is a vote for positive change." Robinson and the other campaigners in the room seemed to agree that all the motivation is on the 'Yes' side.

BUOYANT BTTC CELEBRATES FIRST BALLOT REPORT: YES! SIDE CLAIMS THE MOMENTUM

David Suzuki Foundation CEO Peter Robinson may have been contradicting the last set of public opinion polls, but there were no doubters in the room Wednesday April 1 as 200 core organizers behind the Better Transportation and Transit Coalition (BTTC) gathered for a noisy mid-campaign rally at the Simon Fraser University Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

The crowd was animated, in part, by news that Elections BC has received only 4.1% of the ballots in the transit and transportation plebiscite. That low response rate is a positive sign, said Robinson, who is also a co-chair of the BTTC coalition. "'No' is a vote for the status quo," he said, "while 'Yes' is a vote for positive change." Robinson and the other campaigners in the room seemed to agree that all the motivation is on the 'Yes' side.