The Carbon Tax Sticker Saga Comes to an End

If you like your anti-carbon tax sticker, you can keep your anti-carbon tax sticker, but you don’t have to put them up on your gas pumps anymore, and you don’t have to replace them if they’re torn down. Ontario’s Minister of Energy released a statement this morning that said that they will no longer pursue the much criticized policy after a year-long court fight. Continue reading “The Carbon Tax Sticker Saga Comes to an End”

Court Says Gas Tax Stickers Are Political and Unconstitutional

To recall with longing the good old days when the worst political controversy was the Ontario government making provincial gas stations post partisan information under threat of heavy fines… Those days were revisited again on Friday with the Ontario Superior Court ruling that the anti-carbon tax stickers gas stations were ordered to display are actually unconstitutional. Continue reading “Court Says Gas Tax Stickers Are Political and Unconstitutional”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 27, 2020 PART 1

It’s another brief regular meeting to tee up this month’s planning meeting. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 27, 2020 PART 1”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Meeting?

To finish up January, you’re going to get two city council meetings for the price of one. The first one will be the regular council meeting, with a brief agenda made up of a couple of closed meeting items, plus an invitation for council to endorse the advocacy work of other municipalities at Canada’s highest court. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the January 27 Meeting?”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 27, 2019

Finally, this is the chance for the general public to have their say about next year’s budget. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 27, 2019”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 25, 2019

There will be so much to talk abut from the motion on making harm reduction housing, to the decision on new bus routes. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 25, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?

The regular council meeting agenda looks light, but looks can be deceiving as the ghosts from Committee of the Whole on new bus routes and harm reduction housing will likely come back to haunt. Plus, what is this mysterious motion about intervening on a Supreme Court Case? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 25 Meeting?”

End of Federal Election Means Eyes Turn Back to Provincial Matters

With the Federal Election out of the way, people now have a little bit more spare time to engage in the other two levels of government. The Ontario Legislature will be back in session after a five-month summer break on Monday, but less than 24 hours after Election Day, and even a little bit before that, politics are coming back to Queen’s Park. Continue reading “End of Federal Election Means Eyes Turn Back to Provincial Matters”

Carbon Tax in Court: Ontario Moves Forward, Sask. Hits Snag, and PEI Bails

It’s not over till it’s over. That seems to be the message coming from the various court challengers to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) as Ontario heads to the Supreme Court, Saskatchewan loses a bid to delay, and Prince Edward Island is out of the court battle (for now?). Continue reading “Carbon Tax in Court: Ontario Moves Forward, Sask. Hits Snag, and PEI Bails”

PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Amazon Fires, Ocean Dangers, Greta in NYC, and MORE!!!

Plastic Free News is a weekly round up of environmental news from the local to the global. From the state of the climate emergency, to animal matters, to interesting stuff that makes living on Earth cool, Plastic Free News is here with all the details. So what’s going on this week? Continue reading “PLASTIC FREE NEWS: Amazon Fires, Ocean Dangers, Greta in NYC, and MORE!!!”