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UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

Posted on 29 November 2018

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues gloomy report at meeting in Incheon, South Korea Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will rise to the challenge. ...

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A proposed mine near a pristine water source is testing the CAQ's commitment to the environment

Posted on 29 November 2018

Residents, activists, politicians want environment minister to force public hearings into project The 500 residents of La Motte, Que., don't have have a gas station or even a convenience store, but they do enjoy some of the best-tasting drinking water in North America. So when an Australian mining firm began seeking approval to build an open-air lithium mine just a stone's throw&nbs ...

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Quebec may fall short of its greenhouse gas reduction targets, François Legault suggests

Posted on 29 November 2018

Environmental groups say reductions are crucial as legislative session gets underway Environmental advocates in Quebec are urging Premier François Legault to stick to the province's existing greenhouse gas reduction targets, even as he signals his government may fall short of the next benchmark. Legault indicated the short-term targets made by the previous Liberal government, ...

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Ensemble Montréal proposes diverting Pink Line funds to plan tramway

Posted on 29 November 2018

Montreal’s opposition says the Plante administration should kill the office to study the Pink Line of the métro, and divert the money to study a tramway in the East End. On Monday evening, Ensemble Montréal published an amendment it plans to propose at the Wednesday city council meeting to approve the city’s $5.7-billion budget. It says the $1 million earmarked for the creation of a m ...

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2019 city budget: Spending is out of control, Montreal opposition says

Posted on 29 November 2018

Spending is out of control at city hall, the opposition Ensemble Montréal party charged Tuesday in a critique of the 2019 budget, which will be adopted Wednesday by city council. It’s unacceptable that expenditures will go up by 4.3 per cent under the budget, after going up by 5.2 per cent in 2018, opposition leader Lionel Perez said at a news conference. He announced the oppositi ...

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No major impact expected from mega RoyalMount project on Montreal businesses

Posted on 29 November 2018

A city of Montreal commission says the proposed mega-project in the Town of Mont Royal known as RoyalMount won’t have a major impact on Montreal businesses. The commission presented its findings on the possible impacts of the project at a public hearing. It showed the mega-mall would have a small impact on downtown Montreal stores. Businesses and shopping centres located near the proj ...