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Can Elizabeth May Unmuzzle Canada’s Scientists?

The success rate of private member’s bills in the federal parliament is abysmal. In the 100-plus years since 1910, Ottawa has passed just 271 of them. For comparison, more than 1,600 PMB’s were tabled between 1997 and 2015, and the rate at which they’re being drawn up is on the rise. It’s not unusual for entire sessions of … Continue reading

Kathleen Wynne’s environmental ups and downs

Feature image: Ontario Rangers youth gather at Queen’s Park in January, 2013 to protest cuts to a Ministry of Natural Resources program many former participants claim changed their lives. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has called an election for June 12, and as the parties gear up their campaign platforms, it’s worth taking a look back … Continue reading

Rebuilding ‘science team’ at ELA a tough task

Getting the team back together at the Experimental Lakes Area may be tougher than saving the project itself. When Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on May 17, 2012 that funding for the Experimental Lakes Area would no longer be renewed by the federal government, scientists and environmentalists saw this for what it was—another salvo in Harper’s ever-expanding … Continue reading

Deal reached to save Experimental Lakes Area

After months of negotiation, Queen’s Park announced Tuesday morning a deal has been struck to transfer ownership of the Experimental Lakes Area living laboratory in northern Ontario to the International Institute for Sustainable Development. As part of the deal to keep the freshwater research facility alive, Ottawa—which abruptly cancelled its funding for ELA in early … Continue reading

Time running out on ELA interim agreement

Only three days remain to finalize the interim agreement to find a new operator for the Experimental Lakes Area laboratory in northern Ontario, but the province’s resource minister is “optimistic” things will work out. “We are optimistic that we’ll have some positive news very shortly,” said Natural Resources Minister David Orazietti Thursday. It’s possible all parties … Continue reading

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