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News list for alberta election is key test for rachel notley and canada s carbon tax world news

News list for alberta election is key test for rachel notley and canada s carbon tax world news


/Premier Rachel Notley of leftwing New Democratic party is province’s first ever premier to fail to secure a second termConservatives in western Canada have won a critical regional election, with voters rejecting the province of Albertas incumbent leftwing government and setting the stage for a fight with the federal government over environmental policy.The bitter election was fought largely over the economy, pipelines and the environment. Running on a campaign slogan of “Alberta: Strong and Fre...
/Rightwing provinces fighting his carbon tax could be a boon to embattled Canadian leaderFor months, Canadas prime minister Justin Trudeau has been dogged by an ever-deepening political scandal that has dragged down his popularity and threatened his re-election prospects. In yet another blow, Trudeau last week lost one of his most important allies in the country’s fight against climate change in a bitterly contested regional election in Alberta.But for the embattled Liberal prime minister the lo...
/The Liberal party ended 40 years of conservative rule in the oil-rich province four years ago but an energy crisis could change thatWhen Canadas leftwing New Democratic party launched a manifesto promising carbon taxes, coal plant closures and welfare spending in the heartland of country’s oil industry, few thought they could win.But in 2015, the party ended 40 years of conservative rule in the province of Alberta with an unexpected victory that seemed to mark a seismic shift in Canadian politi...
/Report by Environment and Climate Change Canada suggests the majority of warming is the result of burning fossil fuelsCanada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, a landmark government report has found, warning that drastic action is the only way to avoid catastrophic outcomes.“The science is clear – Canadas climate is warming more rapidly than the global average, and this level of warming effectively cannot be changed,” Nancy Hamzawi, assistant deputy minister for science and tech...
/Trudeau cited international commitments to fight global warning as premiers to say they would challenge the measureCanada has imposed a landmark carbon tax on four provinces which had defied Ottawa’s push to combat climate change, prompting unhappy premiers to say they would challenge the measure. Related: How to make a carbon tax popular? Give the proceeds to the people Continue reading... Canada has imposed a landmark carbon tax on four provinces which had defied Ottawa’s push to combat clima...
/Elizabeth May and her party firmly believe voters are ready to ‘vote for real change’ in the upcoming federal election in October Elections have rarely been kind to Canadas long-suffering Green party. Though many voters view it as the environmental conscience of the country, they often abandon it when it comes time to cast their ballot and the party’s leader Elizabeth May has sometimes been forced to fight for a place in debates between party leaders.But as Canada confronts the effects of clima...
/Thousands evacuated from eastern Canada as Justin Trudeau admits urgent action necessary to improve climate preparednessNews footage showed people boating where they once walked, homes and cars filled with muddy water, volunteers searching for lost pets. Thousands of people in eastern Canada have been forced from their homes as heavy rains and meltwater cause unprecedented flood evacuations.One of the worst-hit areas was a suburb of Montreal suburb where more than 6,000 people were evacuated aft...
/A zoo in Canada is facing two charges after taking a bear out for ice cream. Discovery Wildlife Park is being charged for failing to notify officials about the bear leaving the zooCanadian zoo faces charges after taking bear out for ice cream at Dairy Queen Continue reading... Source: Discovery Wildlife Park | CBC News Wed 9 May 2018 19.32 BST Last modified...
/New Zealand has a long history of outstanding policy innovation and political leadership. Australia could learn a lot from itThe good and the great of Melbourne packed in to the town hall on Thursday evening to hear the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, speak on the topic of why good government matters.Since the tragic Christchurch mosque massacre, Ardern has come to be seen not just as one of the worlds youngest leaders of a nation, but also as one of the worlds great leaders. Conti...
/Tim Alberta of Politico has written a compelling, alarming and scoop-heavy history of the fall of the party of LincolnLike the deity on the sixth day of creation, Donald Trump has recast the Republican party in his own image. Aggrieved and belligerent is the new normal. The soul of the party has migrated from the sun belt to the Bible belt, from the suburbs to rural America, from a message suffused with upward arc to one brimming with resentment. Related: Trump calls Ocasio-Cortez 'Evita' in new...
/From recycling to divesting from cement firms, here are some ways you can lessen the impact of concrete on the planet Like plastic, concrete is a manmade wonder material that allowed for advances in engineering and in public health.And, as with plastic, we are only now waking up to concrete’s dangers – up to 8% of global CO2, clogged landfills, urban flooding, overheated cities, toxic dust, freshwater consumption, destroyed beaches and lakes, “sand mafias” and arguably a direct impact on the cur...
/David Cay Johnston details the events leading up to Tuesday night’s reveal of Trump’s 2005 tax return, and says it’s possible the president leaked it himselfDonald Trump once declared that he possessed “one of the best memories in the world”. But on Wednesday, the US president yet again purported to have trouble recalling awkward facts from his own recent past.In his first public remarks about the leaking of part of his 2005 federal tax return, Trump claimed on Twitter that “nobody ever heard of...
/Antonio Guterres hears from leaders at Fiji summit who warn region is facing ‘an unprecedented global catastrophe’Governments around the world must introduce carbon taxes, halt plans for new coal plants and accelerate the closure of existing ones if damage to the Pacific from climate change is to be limited, the UN secretary general has told Pacific leaders on his first visit to the region.Antonio Guterres met leaders of Pacific countries in Fiji, on a trip that will also see him visit Vanuatu, ...
/A section of the president’s 2005 tax return revealed that about 85% of what he paid the IRS was incurred due to ‘alternative minimum tax’Donald Trump’s leaked tax return reveals that the businessman had to pay tens of millions of dollars in a single year because of a tax rule that he has specifically promised to abolish as president.A two-page section of Trump’s tax return for 2005, which was published by MSNBC late on Tuesday, revealed that the president paid $38m in federal taxes on more than...
/Three agreements laid groundwork for possible future land claims, reparations and centuries-long grievances for Métis nationsGrowing up as member of Albertas Métis community, Audrey Poitras was always acutely aware of the unique struggle her people faced.The Métis are one of Canadas Indigenous peoples, with roots 400 years deep. But although these mixed-race people were descended from Canadas original inhabitants and French fur traders, they were excluded from negotiations between the federal...

News list for alberta election is key test for rachel notley and canada s carbon tax world news