In the days around the time @SKGov shut down STC, I was on the phone with Greyhound Canada (PR people in Texas), trying to get an answer for why they weren't stepping into the role. It was apparent the SK Gov't hadn't spoken with Greyhound to get us coach bus service.
The gov’t was totally negligent, not even doing as much to ensure people could get to their medical appointments as some guy in Regina could do with less than an hour of effort. If they had, they might have realized Greyhound was considering closure, & STC would corner market. And Hargrave and Carr have remained recklessly partisan and heartless as Saskatchewan people and cross-Canada travelers alike are left without mainstream inter-city/province/country bus service. It leaves people questioning if we’re even a developed economy anymore.
If you’re driving across Canada, and your car breaks down in Regina, you can’t leave it by train, bus, or by hitchhiking (not legally). The government only just barely authorized ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft.
The train station is a casino only, the bus depot is a cop shop & vacant building, and the airport can’t be reached by bus/bike/walking. There are plenty of friendly and sympathetic people who’ll give you a ride if you ask, but for some demographics that’s too dangerous to contemplate.
Wait… You're saying traveling to promote trade is essential to the Saskatchewan economy? And therefore your gov't is traveling 73% LESS THAN the previous gov't? Maybe if you traveled more, the SK economy wouldn't be so moribund right now. #skpolihttps://t.co/nol4Ttg00u
“Can you imagine anything the scientists would say that would persuade the US administration that it needs to take [climate change] more seriously?” Presenter Evan Davis puts that to former Trump adviser Myron Bell
And yet we have Agents of Destruction running Ontario and Saskatchewan, leaders who are hell bent on protecting the corporate elite who think it’s fine to build a pipeline for the tarsands. Hell, even our supposedly moderate Prime Minister and Climate Change Ministers both think that building a fucking pipeline in 2018, unusable in only half the time to a 2040 DEADline, isn’t wasting human labour, wasting time, and stranding assets underground.
If you aren’t developing a plan for yourself, and your place of work to be carbon neutral by 2030, you’re not helping enough. You’re failing yourself, and failing your children. Standing up to the useless, evil, cowards running our economies into the ground, would be a good starting point.
The same people who tell you that income taxes discourage people from working are the first to tell you carbon taxes don’t work.
Economist Bill Nordhaus, who invented the idea of putting a price on carbon pollution, just won the Nobel prize.His work is heavily cited in today's blockbuster new #climate science report,which notes "“A price on carbon is central to prompt mitigation,”https://t.co/f9y33EAtey
SaskPower’s 2016-17 annual report, released last summer, states, “We will see our emissions profile rise slightly until 2020.”
The premier is clearly spreading misinformation and not presenting all the facts. He's playing a dangerous game of playing politics with climate change to win support for a regressive stance on opposing carbon pricing. Premier Moe should be ashamed of what he is doing.
Husky has only been charged now by the Crown, for a spill nearly 2 years ago. Federal charges may be pending too. The provincial charges carry a possible fine of only $1M. Great deal for an oil company, to operate and ruin the water supply of Saskatchewan’s 3 largest city and many other people too.
A report from the province is being delayed until after a possible appeal, making it many years since the spill until others can learn important details and possibly solutions.
“recognize its own climate change efforts, such as carbon capture and storage. ”
Effort, not “efforts”. There’s only been one effort made, and arguably the CCS project increases emissions since it’s an Enhanced Oil Recovery project that enables Cenovus to extract more oil which will be burned. Whether the net CO2 from CCS is a reduction or an increase has not been officially confirmed, probably because it is an increase in pollution overall.
The federal Ministry of the Environment sent Manitoba a letter in December giving it until the end of February to sign on, or else lose its share of a $1.4-billion clean energy fund.
The fund is only available to provinces that ratified the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which Manitoba and Saskatchewan refused to sign in December 2016.
The Premier and Environment Ministers are arrogant, stubborn, anti-science mutton heads. How else can anyone sum it up better than that?
I'm sick of this @SaskParty government setting phoney targets of their own, missing them, then pretending they never had targets, and now rejecting targets prescribed to them by a more responsible government.