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Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Nov 13 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says she expects universities to nominate young scientists for the vast majority of Canada's new federally-funded research jobs. Duncan is on a cross-country tour of universities this week to promote $210 million worth of funding promised in last winter's federal budget for the creation of 285 Canada Research Chair jobs. She […]

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Nov 13 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says she expects universities to nominate young scientists for the vast majority of Canada's new federally-funded research jobs. Duncan is on a cross-country tour of universities this week to promote $210 million worth of funding promised in last winter's federal budget for the creation of 285 Canada Research Chair jobs. She […]

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Nov 13 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says she expects universities to nominate young scientists for the vast majority of Canada's new federally-funded research jobs. Duncan is on a cross-country tour of universities this week to promote $210 million worth of funding promised in last winter's federal budget for the creation of 285 Canada Research Chair jobs. She […]

New gas plants should pay carbon levy on all emissions by 2030, advocates say

Nov 9 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Climate-change advocates and renewable-fuel producers want Ottawa to make sure new natural-gas power plants have to pay a price for every ounce of their greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030. Canada is finalizing the regulations for its carbon-pricing system for big industrial emitters. The rules will apply to any facility that produces at least 50,000 tonnes […]

New gas plants should pay carbon levy on all emissions by 2030, advocates say

Nov 9 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Climate-change advocates and renewable-fuel producers want Ottawa to make sure new natural-gas power plants have to pay a price for every ounce of their greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030. Canada is finalizing the regulations for its carbon-pricing system for big industrial emitters. The rules will apply to any facility that produces at least 50,000 tonnes […]

New gas plants should pay carbon levy on all emissions by 2030, advocates say

Nov 9 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Climate-change advocates and renewable-fuel producers want Ottawa to make sure new natural-gas power plants have to pay a price for every ounce of their greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030. Canada is finalizing the regulations for its carbon-pricing system for big industrial emitters. The rules will apply to any facility that produces at least 50,000 tonnes […]

Minister already met with 22 bands in Trans Mountain consultation redo

Nov 5 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has personally met with leaders of nearly two dozen Indigenous communities since the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the Canadian government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in August. The court said the original consultations with Indigenous communities affected by the pipeline plans was insufficient so the government […]

Minister already met with 22 bands in Trans Mountain consultation redo

Nov 5 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has personally met with leaders of nearly two dozen Indigenous communities since the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the Canadian government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in August. The court said the original consultations with Indigenous communities affected by the pipeline plans was insufficient so the government […]

Minister already met with 22 bands in Trans Mountain consultation redo

Nov 5 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has personally met with leaders of nearly two dozen Indigenous communities since the Federal Court of Appeal struck down the Canadian government's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in August. The court said the original consultations with Indigenous communities affected by the pipeline plans was insufficient so the government […]

Carbon taxes on coal-fired power plants to affect only some of their emissions

Nov 2 2018 — Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Coal-fired power plants in Canada will pay to keep polluting once the federal government imposes a carbon price but, like other heavy emitters in Canada, they won't pay for every tonne of greenhouse gas they produce. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the final regulations for the emission-pricing system for big industry are still in development but […]