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Pallister Says Canada Can Unite on Climate Action If Partisan Politics Set Aside

Pallister Says Canada Can Unite on Climate Action If Partisan Politics Set Aside

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Giving clear indications that he’s prepared to broker a truce between the federal Liberals and his more disgruntled Prairie counterparts, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said he offered strategies to the prime minister Friday for uniting the country.

“I came in peace,” Pallister said after a 45-minute meeting with Justin Trudeau in his Parliament Hill office.

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Elizabeth May Resigning as Green Party Leader, Names Jo-Ann Roberts Successor

Elizabeth May Resigning as Green Party Leader, Names Jo-Ann Roberts Successor

By The Canadian Press

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Green Party leader Elizabeth May speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Monday, November 4, 2019. May announced she would step down as the party leader. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA — Elizabeth May has stepped down as the leader of the federal Green party.

May told a news conference Monday on Parliament Hill that after 13 years in the job, she’s stepping down as leader effective immediately. She appointed deputy leader Jo-Ann Roberts as her interim successor.

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Brandon Sees Biggest Reduction in Beverage Container Litter: Audit

Brandon Sees Biggest Reduction in Beverage Container Litter: Audit

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Brandon and Winnipeg saw the largest decreases in beverage container litter in a new audit. (CBCRA)

A new audit by the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association shows beverage container litter has decreased in five Manitoba cities.

Brandon has seen the biggest drop in litter at 91 percent, thanks to the Recycling Everywhere program, which is run by the CBCRA.

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Liberals: TMX Pipeline Could Fund $500 Million a Year in Clean Energy Projects

Liberals: TMX Pipeline Could Fund $500 Million a Year in Clean Energy Projects

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau addresses an Economic Club of Canada breakfast in Calgary, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA — The Liberal government expects to get $500 million a year out of the expanded Trans Mountain pipeline and is promising to spend it all on cleaner sources of energy and projects that pull carbon out of the atmosphere.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau told The Canadian Press in an interview this week that the expanded pipeline is not fodder for negotiating with other parties in the minority government. Rather, he said, it is a crucial piece of the puzzle of financing Canada’s transition to a clean energy economy.

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Conservative Carbon Tax ‘Resistance’ Showing Cracks After Liberals Re-Elected

Conservative Carbon Tax ‘Resistance’ Showing Cracks After Liberals Re-Elected

By Michelle McQuigge and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes an early morning campaign stop at a riding office in West Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

The so-called “resistance” force of Conservative premiers waging war against the carbon tax implemented by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began showing cracks on Tuesday, following the Liberals’ re-election.

While some of the five provincial leaders who had publicly criticized or legally challenged the carbon tax maintained their attacks in the hours after voters elected a minority Liberal government, at least one appeared to back down.

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Can’t Have It Both Ways: Jackman-Atkinson

Can’t Have It Both Ways: Jackman-Atkinson

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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Climate change activists and students gather for a protest and “die-in” on the steps of the Calgary Municipal Building in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

Across our communities, we wonder why young people aren’t getting more involved. Last week, I saw why. On Friday, youth across the world took part in a climate strike. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t following it very closely, but I was bombarded by examples of adults acting like children. In posts, comments and memes, I saw adults mocking the young participants, telling them they were wasting their time, telling them all the other things they should be doing, accusing them of not being committed to the cause because they own a cell phone or buy new clothes.

It was a pretty depressing weekend on social media.

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Canadian Youth Gather En Masse Across Canada to Demand Drastic Climate Action

Canadian Youth Gather En Masse Across Canada to Demand Drastic Climate Action

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

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Climate change activists and students gather for a protest and “die-in” on the steps of the Calgary Municipal Building in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley)

OTTAWA — Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist whose global crusade compelled Canadians to flood the streets Friday as part of a global protest, says claims to climate leadership in both Sweden and Canada mean “absolutely nothing.”

“In both cases, its just empty words,” she said to a roaring crowd in Montreal Friday afternoon. “The politics needed are still nowhere in sight.”

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Pallister Promises Plastic Bag Ban, Liquor Delivery and More in Second Term

Pallister Promises Plastic Bag Ban, Liquor Delivery and More in Second Term

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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A shopper leaves a grocery store carrying his groceries in plastic bags Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Brossard, Que. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba may become the next province to ban single-use plastic bags to help the environment.

Prince Edward Island started in July and a ban is close in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Environment Champions Want Voters to Make Climate Their Main Priority This Fall

Environment Champions Want Voters to Make Climate Their Main Priority This Fall

By The Canadian Press

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Environmentalist David Suzuki joins Green Party Leader Elizabeth May during a press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, June 14, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Two leading Canadian activists say voters need to think about climate change as if we are country at war against greenhouse-gas emissions.

David Suzuki and Stephen Lewis plan a series of climate-change election rallies aimed at encouraging young people to stand up and speak out.

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Having the Right Facts Doesn’t Always Mean Having the Right Answer: Survey

Having the Right Facts Doesn’t Always Mean Having the Right Answer: Survey

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA — A survey probing how facts form beliefs suggests that even when given accurate information, many people will still answer questions incorrectly.

The Digital Democracy Project told poll participants that Canada is not on track to meet its climate-change commitments, which is true. But even when armed with that fact, barely half of those surveyed correctly answered a question on the subject.

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