Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

Carbon tax rising today, adding 2.2 cents per litre of gas

OTTAWA — The national price on pollution will go up another $10 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions as scheduled today in most provinces. Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is withstanding political pressure to delay or cancel the increase as fuel prices surge due mainly to the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Guilbeault says the government is […]

Emissions reduction: Canada tables plan in Parliament today

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault will table a new greenhouse gas emissions plan in Parliament this morning. The plan is a legal requirement under the net-zero accountability law the Liberals passed last year. It will model emissions projections for different sectors that are feasible and necessary to achieve Canada’s current goal to curb emissions […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be nominated to U.S. Supreme Court today: sources

President Joe Biden plans on Friday to nominate Ketanji Brown Jackson, a federal appellate judge, to become the first Black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to two sources familiar with the process. The announcement of Jackson, expected to take place at the White House, will tee up a confirmation battle in […]

Illinois governor expected to announce rollback of Covid-19 mask rules today

Sweden has gone ahead with plans to lift the majority of its Covid-19 restrictions, the Swedish Health Ministry confirmed to CNN on Wednesday.  The coronavirus pandemic in Sweden has entered a “new phase,” the health ministry said in a statement Wednesday. “The most important recommendation in the future is that everyone who is 12 years […]

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