As climate change refugees increase, Canada needs to implement new policy to help welcome more of them.

Canada needs to do more for climate change refugees

Calls mount for Canada to establish a special public policy category and new guidelines to help resettle climate migrants and refugees.

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COVID-19’s Environmental Footprint: Cleaner Air Far Offset by Increased Use of Plastics

Plastic waste is piling up in landfills and polluting waterways, but the movement to cut down on plastic is being knocked off course by COVID-19, as retailers turn increasingly to single-use solutions to contain the virus.

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Activist Connects Loss of Culture to Climate Change

The world is still catching up to Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier. A year before being appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006, she presented a landmark legal petition to the Inter-American Council on…

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Big-Ticket Budget Items Welcome After Past Inaction

The much-anticipated first federal budget from the new Liberal government was unveiled on March 22. To describe the general reactions, they would be “Wow,” “Oh,” and maybe even, “Oh no.”  I was all “Yay!” and…

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Canada’s Environmental Movement Needs More Diversity

In 2010, the David Suzuki Foundation, a Vancouver-based national environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO), made a move no other Canadian ENGO had done – it added a multicultural component to its climate change and clean energy…

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“Global Migration Policy Not Evidence-based”

Renowned migration scholar, Graeme Hugo, Australian Research Council (ARC) Professorial Fellow and professor of geography and director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, was in Ottawa recently as…

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