Ecocide Canada — December 2019 Environment & Climate Change Canada Climate policy should reflect the resilience of northern Indigenous communities | The Narwhal Trans Mountain to start construction on pipeline expansion | CBC News Report lumps in Canada with climate change offenders as Madrid conference gets underway – Goldstream News Gazette Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies in 2019, report finds | CBC News Canada among G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets | CBC News Facebook Facebook Trudeau’s climate policy a disaster as UN climate summit kicks off | rabble.ca Trudeau’s climate policy a disaster as UN climate summit kicks off | rabble.ca Companies, unions, other leaders call on Ottawa and provinces to ramp up efforts on climate change – The Globe and Mail Rolling Justice Bus – Posts Federal Government lays charges against Volkswagen for its diesel emissions scandal four years after Dieselgate | Ecojustice Advisory: Growing chorus demands federal government release true cost of building the Trans Mountain Pipeline | Stand.earth B.C. groups launch petition for updated cost estimate on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion | CBC News Jonathan Wilkinson: the Minister of Greenwash Dogwood Trudeau will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada’s mega mine | Tzeporah Berman | Opinion | The Guardian Jonathan Wilkinson: the Minister of Greenwash Dogwood Trans Mountain oil pipeline faces latest legal challenge in Canada court | Ottawa Citizen Eric Doherty: Alex Fraser Bridge climate misrepresentation must be challenged | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/trans-mountain-federal-court-appeal-consultation-1.5396144?fbclid=IwAR2QUlpqN61wezwWzvUOp5tD2ZMMbDmg2YNqlY_YGzogdPAuD9vZHISSRug Why the proposed Frontier oilsands mine is a political hot potato | The Narwhal First Nations accuse Canada of altering internal reviews of marine spill risk reports on Trans Mountain | CBC News https://environmentaldefence.ca/2019/10/10/oil-lobby-lying-canadian-oil-not-clean/?fbclid=IwAR1ShdDUNc4OhlO5ojzDzVogtIw3zRF5go37wpwVn84xCW7070cHlxBv_2M Greta Thunberg Says Norway, Canada Oil Violates Children Rights – Bloomberg Vista coal mine decision highlights Canada’s climate hypocrisy: Ecojustice Round 2: Trans Mountain vs. First Nations | West Coast Environmental Law Facebook Canada’s reindeer ‘at risk of extinction’ | The Narwhal At the TMX Pipeline Hearing, the Sham of ‘Consultation’ Laid Bare | The Tyee Chinese oil company gets go-ahead for exploration drilling in Flemish Pass Basin | CBC News https://globalnews.ca/news/6232081/ubc-study-northern-alberta-caribou-habitat-restoration/? https://adamolsenmla.ca/province-needs-to-protect-endangered-species/? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/10/canada-trudea-climate-crisis? https://www.forbes.com/sites/walvanlierop/2019/12/06/yes-fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-real-destructive-and-protected-by-lobbying/#21155a47417e https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/12/11/Canadian-Oilsands-Firm-Denied-Own-Science/? https://www.straight.com/news/1338146/david-suzuki-fossil-fuel-promoters-turn-logic-its-head https://www.sightline.org/2019/12/27/2019-was-the-year-that-fracking-fell-apart/? Fisheries & Oceans Canada Ottawa cites salmon species extinction risk in call for input on slide response – Goldstream News Gazette East Vancouver’s urban salmon stream sees no returning fish in 3 years | CBC News Amending Sea Lice Licence Conditions to Better Manage Sea lice Threshold Exceedences – alexandra morton Some perspective on grizzlies and salmon – Anchorage Daily News B.C. fish processor still spewing bloodwater into key salmon migration corridor | CTV News B.C. fish processor still spewing bloodwater into key salmon migration corridor | CTV News News | Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper New report says Fraser River is most endangered waterway in B.C. | Watch News Videos Online Fundraiser by Alexandra Morton : EXTINCTION WATCH Disastrous sportfishing season on the Fraser River a ‘wakeup call’ – Victoria News B.C. company and owner fined and on probation for importing bad fish to U.S. | CTV News The Blood Pipe Is Still Spewing Blood After Nearly Two Years – VICE Inspection of fish plant ordered after latest ‘bloodwater’ video emerges | CTV News B.C.’s battle to save endangered steelhead shrouded in secrecy | Vancouver Sun DFO moves to open controversial herring fishery | Pacific Wild Fish in farms suffer from severe depression, research finds | Animals Australia Escape of non-native salmon on B.C. coast puts farm phase-out plan in spotlight | The Star Tanker trailer full of dead fish falls off barge in B.C. waters | CTV News EcoWatch https://hashilthsa.com/news/2019-12-05/johns-urges-government-address-salmon-emergency-coast https://adamolsenmla.ca/province-needs-to-protect-endangered-species/? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cooke-aquaculture-hidden-camera-maine-agriculture-department-investigation-1.5392581? Natural Resources Canada A mine in the middle: travelling through the Nahanni, the ‘Grand Canyon of Canada’ | The Narwhal Indigenous Relations Canada Grassy Narrows elder: ‘When you have mercury you have it for life’ | Watch News Videos Online Crown-Indigenous minister calls on Sen. Beyak to pull letters supporting assimilation of First Nations people | CBC News Victoria Buzz Public safety minister asks RCMP for clarity over Indigenous blockade strategy https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/coalition-petition-cost-estimate-tmx-1.5391147? https://www.facebook.com/unistoten/videos/346184839501560/UzpfSTM5MTQ3MTM0MDkyNzExNzpWSzozNDYxODQ4Mzk1MDE1NjA/ https://thenarwhal.ca/in-the-wake-of-indigenous-rights-declaration-b-c-s-lawyers-make-distasteful-arguments-in-first-nations-title-case/? https://www.facebook.com/likhtsamisyu/videos/3485801868129181/UzpfSTE2MzQwMzEyODAxNDU2Nzc6MjQ1Mzg5MTI3NDgyNjMzNg/ https://manitobachiefs.com/amc-alarmed-with-reports-of-potential-state-sanctioned-violence-against-wetsuweten-activists-in-bc/ https://www.straight.com/news/1339641/gidimten-spokesperson-sleydo-aka-molly-wickham-accuses-rcmp-acting-mercenaries-industry https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/22/wouldyoushootmetoo-hashtag-trends-after-reports-canadian-mounted-police-asked? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-irving-climate-pledge/irving-oils-new-brunswick-refinery-canadas-biggest-drops-2020-carbon-cut-pledge-documents-idUSKBN1YO1DT? https://www.ecowatch.com/rcmp-indigenous-arrest-2641674109.html?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3 https://www.straight.com/news/1341351/documentary-filmmaker-counters-rcmps-attempt-discredit-guardian-story-about-gidimten https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/12/26/indigenous-artifacts-found-in-the-path-of-a-bc-natural-gas-pipeline-could-be-destroyed-and-provincial-permits-allow-for-it.html? https://www.straight.com/news/1341891/wetsuweten-hereditary-chiefs-reject-ruling-bc-supreme-court-judge-extend-coastal Provinces & Territories outside BC (BC is reported separately) UBC study done in Alberta suggests caribou habitat restoration may be ineffective in the short term | Globalnews.ca Petition · Stop subsidizing Quebec’s foie-gras industry. · Change.org PressProgress ‘Logging scars’ show impact of deforestation in Canada is worse than we know, research finds – The Globe and Mail Animal Justice – New Ontario Bill Would Make It Illegal to Expose Animal Cruelty on Farms & Transport Trucks Petition · STOP Ontario’s ag-gag law · Change.org Oil Together Now: Who’s really playing politics in the classroom? | Corporate Mapping Project Ontario’s New ‘Ag Gag’ Bill Aims to Conceal Animal Cruelty Jason Kenney protests Alberta’s downgraded credit rating | rabble.ca Updated: ‘It’s a fight, not a debate,’ says social media expert after online furor forces cancellation of Blackfalds school dance – Red Deer Advocate Conservationists criticize Quebec plan to protect caribou by killing wolves Ontario planning to scrap environmental standards for some large water polluters – The Globe and Mail Facebook Former Superstore security guard says staff routinely flag Indigenous shoppers as suspicious | CBC News Opinion: Energy war room an expensive joke at best – Medicine Hat NewsMedicine Hat News Crazy Days in Alberta: The Poison Wells File | The Tyee Conservationists criticize Quebec plan to protect caribou by killing wolves | CP24.com David Suzuki: Fossil-fuel promoters turn logic on its head | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly Downstream of oilsands, death by cancer comes too often | National Observer The Ford Fallout: “I’m dreading the day my grandchildren look at me and ask, ‘Why did you let this happen to us?’” Ag-Gag Laws Keep Animal Farming in the Dark and Diminish Public Trust Opinion: Meat-proud Alberta, what have you got to hide? – The Globe and Mail Nova Scotia Premier rejects pulp mill’s request to keep dumping waste water near First Nation – The Globe and Mail Opinion: Meat-proud Alberta, what have you got to hide? – The Globe and Mail N.S. won’t protect land with ‘globally rare’ ecosystem that company eyes for golf resort | CBC News School division apologizes after Christmas concert deemed ‘anti-oil’ | CBC News School board apologizes over pro-environment Christmas pageant in oil town (3) Facebook https://environmentaldefence.ca/2019/04/04/premier-ford-scraps-ontario-toxics-law/?fbclid=IwAR2xvzhFfENmB57mbKTp-2RujgpKr3voEZCQle6iEH45QjED6H0AFnUXvkU When Alberta’s oil cleanup bill comes due Canada will end up paying Alberta’s energy ‘war room’ is spreading disinformation | rabble.ca ‘Rebranded’ Ford government continues crusade against the environment | The Star JIM VIBERT: There’s force behind the spear’s tip of environmental activism | Local-Perspectives | Opinion | The Chronicle Herald Facebook https://www.facebook.com/animaljusticecanada/photos/a.270826382933918/3176831459000048/?type=3&theater https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/moody-s-alberta-credit-rating-1.5383294 https://sentientmedia.org/ag-gag-laws-keep-animal-farming-in-the-dark-and-diminish-public-trust/ https://montrealgazette.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/animal-activists-arrested-at-quebec-pork-facility-vow-to-continue-fight/wcm/1fc58d23-382e-42ef-b745-376eedf1d0f6? https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/12/17/features/downstream-oilsands-death-cancer-comes-too-often https://environmentaldefence.ca/2019/10/10/oil-lobby-lying-canadian-oil-not-clean/? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/province-aims-to-help-defuse-mine-dispute-between-b-c-first-nation-and-taseko-1.5403693?cmp=rss https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cnooc-exploration-drilling-flemish-pass-1.5401425 https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/bank-of-england-mark-carney-greta-thunberg-fossil-fuels-worthless-084903717.html Prime Minister, Canada, Agencies Feds not enforcing standards on Hungarian duck imports, B.C. farmer says – Goldstream News Gazette Justice Has NOT Been Done: Horses Compromised! | Canadian Horse Defence Coalition’s Blog Trudeau will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada’s mega mine | Tzeporah Berman | Opinion | The Guardian I Critiqued Trudeau’s Blackface And Was Forced Out Of My Anti-Racism Job | HuffPost Canada Cultural navigator Manjot Bains writes a shocking personal essay about Justin Trudeau’s hold over the bureaucracy | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly PressProgress CFIA wins court challenge over transport of horses to Japan for human consumption | CBC News Come Clean, Trudeau | Dogwood USA Called ‘Climate Criminal’ as COP 25 Closes – The Energy Mix Canadians travelling to or through U.S. should pay close attention to their withering rights | CBC News Trudeau takes steps to insulate himself from political risk – The Globe and Mail Whiplash for Canada at COP25 | National Observer Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China? | Opinion | The Guardian PM refuses to see error of his ways on SNC-Lavalin – Winnipeg Free Press Stephen LeDrew: Trudeau loses, again, on SNC-Lavalin | National Post Facebook Bank of England’s Mark Carney: Pension funds could be hit by fossil fuel investments forbes.com/sites/walvanlierop/2019/12/06/yes-fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-real-destructive-and-protected-by-lobbying/ https://thetyee.ca/News/2019/12/18/Oilsands-Firms-Death-Destruction/? https://www.wcel.org/blog/round-2-trans-mountain-vs-first-nations? https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rcmp-snipers-first-nation-pipeline-protest-guardian-1.5405111? https://www.facebook.com/standearth/photos/a.415188889220/10157221807074221/?type=3&theater https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/12/22/wouldyoushootmetoo-hashtag-trends-after-reports-canadian-mounted-police-asked? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/24/indigenous-people-outraged-at-canada-polices-possible-use-of-lethal-force https://www.straight.com/news/1340636/bc-rcmp-blames-inflammatory-guardian-article-damaging-relations-hereditary-chiefs https://www.sightline.org/2019/12/27/2019-was-the-year-that-fracking-fell-apart/?