On Monday, Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the Government of Canada plans to introduce a national price on carbon in 2018. This demonstrates the government’s firm acknowledgement of the integral role of carbon pricing in Canada’s climate action plan. Sadly, however, the level at which this price is to be set – beginning at $10 per tonne in 2018 and rising $10 per year to reach $50 per tonne in 2022 – will do little to meaningfully reduce Canadian GHG emissions.
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Ottawa, ON: October 3, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by the spirit of Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement of a carbon price as a central pillar of Canada’s climate action plan, but laments that the established pricing levels will do little to meaningfully reduce Canadian GHG emissions.
When we care about carbon, it’s easy for us to forget our own participation in the carbon cycle. Our conversations can quickly become polarized by accusations and empty statistics. When we care for carbon, we start by recognizing the goodness of all forms of carbon.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement, the Canadian government is set to announce a national Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This framework will determine how we, as a nation, respond to the climate crisis. For five fundamental reasons, I believe such action to be critically important.
The Huffington Post
The World Day of Prayer and the Season of Creation have special significance for Canadians this year.
Today is the World Day of Prayer for Creation. It coincides with the Orthodox commemoration of how God created the world and marks the beginning of the “Season of Creation” which continues through to the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4. Please join us as together, with our brothers and sisters around the world, we offer our prayers for the well-being of creation.
From The Catalyst, Summer 2016
By Rev. Adam Snook
The town of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia is home to three picturesque churches. Just across the harbour sit St. James' Anglican, Trinity United, and St. John's Lutheran, where I serve as pastor. The town is an enclave of imaginative artisans and inspired crafters. It is steeped in rich history and is a hub of activism and activity.
“What do you think?”
It’s a phrase we often use with friends when checking an idea or seeking advice. And it’s the question our federal government is now asking us as it develops Canada’s climate action plan.