Tag Archive "climate-change"

Ford Government’s attack on Federal climate change initiatives

Today, the Ford Government held their sixth event in less than a month misleading Ontarians about our plan to put a price on pollution and return the revenue to Ontarians. Six events against our concrete ...

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Putting a Price on Pollution

It is no longer free to pollute in Canada.  On April 1 our government put a price on pollution in the four provinces that did not already have a pollution plan of their own.  When ...

PLANT

PLANT – an initiative to build Oakville’s tree canopy

Oakville has a new way to keep track of tree planting efforts thanks to the new PLANT program found on the Town’s website. Oakville residents, Forestry staff and environmental groups like Oakvillegreen Conservation Association can now ...

Movie Review: An Important, Inconvenient Sequel

Sometimes movies are made without the primary goal of entertaining an audience, but few succeed as engaging and compelling films. I’m happy to report An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Al Gore’s second nature documentary, ...

Earth

Climate Change Youth Innovation Challenge: Can you change the world?

As Oakville’s Member of Parliament, I’m calling on Oakville youth, aged 18 to 26, to submit proposals for climate change solutions to the Youth Innovation Challenge issued by The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine ...

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The Impact of Cap and Trade on Oakville Businesses

It was not surprising that when Oakville businesses were surveyed about the provincial governments cap and trade program, 82% of respondents agreed that the cap and trade plan should have been delayed until its impact ...

Premier Kathleen Wynne

Ontario Premier’s address to Oakville & Burlington Business Leaders

Premier Wynne entered the room quietly at the Oakville Chamber of Oakville Luncheon on Friday, January 13, 2017, and made her way to the head table. The Oakville Conference Centre was packed not only with business ...

Rushing Water

Planning ahead so that Oakville is always Rain Ready

There has been an increase in extreme rainfall events in Southwestern Ontario as a result of climate change, and thankfully, Stormwater management practices in Oakville have progressed greatly over the past 30 years.

10-year Capital Forecast hand holding Canadian Currency: $5, $10, & $20 Bills

Mayor Burton’s statement on the 2016 Ontario Budget

The release of the 2016 Ontario Budget last week demonstrated a clear partnership between the Province and municipalities.

Pam Damoff, Rob Burton, John Oliver

MP Pam Damoff Participates in Pre-Budget Consultations with Business and Community Leaders

In keeping with the Liberals’ commitment to ensuring an inclusive and open government, Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff continued the Finance Minister’s collaborative approach to budget planning by participating in a large number of extensive ...

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