U of T Could Make Divestment History

The University of Toronto will become the largest Canadian university to divest from fossil fuels if the institution moves forward with recommendations proposed by their advisory committee. In response to a petition and a brief presented by Toronto350, University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called for an ad hoc advisory […]


Last Chance

The final hours of climate change negotiations in Paris are looming. Having wrapped up Thursday night’s session at 6 am Friday morning, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has conceded that the final text will not be released Friday evening has he hoped, but rather Saturday morning. This means another late night […]

Exxon vs. the People

ExxonMobil on Trial

There was nothing “mock” about it. Canadian journalist Naomi Klein and American founder of Bill McKibben served as co-council in the trial of ExxonMobil. One of the biggest oil companies is the world was put on trial in Paris for crimes of deception. Investigations earlier this year revealed that […]

United Against Enbridge

Day 6: Judges left to decide fate of Enbridge

The sixth and final day of the Enbridge hearing was as charged and exciting as the first. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) was up first to make submissions on whether or not the Enbridge pipeline is in the ‘public interest’. Neither Canada nor Northern Gateway made submissions on […]


Day 5: Northern Gateway seeks to defend the “gold standard” review process

Day 5 of 6. A core group of concerned community members persisted in the courtroom and listened intently to the dynamic exchanges between the judges and counsel for the Respondents. The judges started the day by addressing Northern Gateway’s last minute attempt to introduce fresh evidence. The judges unanimously rejected […]

United Against Enbridge

Day 4: Canada seeks to defend Enbridge approval in Court

It was another exciting day down at the Federal Court of Appeal. The day started with Northern Gateway seeking to introduce fresh evidence to the Court. Yesterday, the judges instructed Northern Gateway to seek an agreement with the applicants with respect to the admissibility of this evidence. No such agreement […]