Public Safety once again a sprawling portfolio of pressing concerns

OTTAWA — Just over a year ago, Bill Blair took the reins of a new federal ministry — border security and organized crime reduction —...

Bank of Canada governor Poloz says climate change poses risks to financial systems

TORONTO — Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says the institution is developing new models to try and understand the significant consequences climate change could have...

Toxic algae, climate change, bad policy: Scientists say fresh water under threat

HAMILTON — Canada's top water scientists say the country is kidding itself if it believes it will always have plenty of fresh water whenever and wherever needed. A...

Justin Trudeau to name new ministers for minority mandate Wednesday

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will unveil his new cabinet tomorrow afternoon. The Governor General's office says the official swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall will begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern...
electricity

Ontario spent $231 million to tear up green energy deals: Walker

TORONTO — Ontario spent $231 million last year to tear up over 750 renewable energy contracts. Associate Energy Minister Bill Walker defended the cost today, blaming the...

Overhauling Canada’s toxic chemicals law should be priority: advocate

OTTAWA — A new report says retailers in Canada are lagging behind American companies in removing hazardous chemicals from their products. Muhannad Malas, of the...
bottled water

Ontario proposes to extend water bottling moratorium by nine months

TORONTO — Ontario is proposing to extend a moratorium on water bottling permits for nine months. A spokesman for Environment Minister Jeff Yurek says this...

Environment groups say climate change should dominate cabinet choices

OTTAWA — Several environment leaders say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to put action on climate change in the mandate letter of every minister...

Today’s babies won’t know life without climate change, new report warns

OTTAWA — A baby born in Canada today will never know a time in which his or her health isn't at risk from a...

Review of federal fossil fuel subsidies appears to be behind schedule

OTTAWA — Canada's promise to produce an inventory of its fossil fuel subsidies as part of a joint peer review with Argentina appears to be...

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