Judith Bradford

Climate Change

Climate Legislation Delays Lead to Lack of Confidence

In November 2020, the federal government created the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act (Bill C-12). This is a legislative act that ensures political leaders are held responsible for reaching climate targets by reducing the emission of net-zero greenhouse gases (GHGs).
Additionally, this measure helps push the government to enforce action on climate change before 2050. However, the legislation has encountered some amendment delays due to the possibility of a federal election.
This has made various political parties blame each other for unnecessary delays. If the legislation doesn’t become law as soon as possible…

Climate Change

Canadian Parks & Trees Protection’s Biggest Climate Lawsuit

In November 2019, seven young people between the ages of 12-23 years announced that they’ll be suing Premier Ford. The young people showed their disappointment with the government’s ignorance of climate disasters. Following this, Canadian Parks & Trees Protection decided to take part in the lawsuit to support them in legal decisions.
When they spoke about their complaints, each one of them highlighted that the government is risking their future and generations to come. They said that …

Climate Change

Premiers Should Quit Politicking About Climate Actions

In April 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada concluded that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is constitutionally eligible to take action on the climate change disaster. The court also enacted the use of minimal carbon pricing qualities, which would be a better solution to climate changes.
Some Canadians accepted the ruling with open arms while other provinces like Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta rejected it. These three provinces perceived that the court’s decision was scientifically incorrect and indefensible. They complained that the decision would later lead to unavoidable consequences.
However, the Court …

Nature

Wild Facts About Pacific Salmon That You Should Know

In the North Pacific waters of Canada lies five species of Pacific salmon. They include chinook (also known as king), sockeye, pink, chum, and coho salmon. These types of salmon usually begin their lives in freshwater streams, rivers, and lakes then later migrate to the sea as small fish, commonly referred to as smolts.
While living in the sea, they quickly learn how to transition and adapt from freshwater to salty water. This implies that salmon is anadromous fish. After the salmon have matured into …

Nature

Canada’s Species Laws are Under a Crisis

Species laws are principles that protect threatened species or species at risk. These laws can stipulate important measures that help endangered species to recover and multiply. Unfortunately, Canada lacks these laws, which declines half of the species’ numbers.
Globally, wildlife populations are decreasing at a considerably high rate due to ecological interferences, climate change, and human operations among other factors. In Canada, some kinds of wildlife like grassland birds have …

Nature

Supreme Court Dismisses Taseko Mines Ltd’s Application

In May 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada released Taseko Mines Ltd’s application from their duties. This was supposed to pave way for 2019’s Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) ruling that tackled full federal assessment of Taseko’s New Prosperity copper-gold mine.
The federal results showed that the mine project could result in environmental pollution including water localities. When the findings were brought to court, Taseko mines were inevitably dismissed to protect Canada’s fish lakes.
This was because Taseko mines activities posed greater threats to the environment, particularly Teztan Biny, a fish lake. Teztan Biny is…

Cases

Lawsuits to End Unlawful and Prolonged Phase-Outs of Neonicotinoids

In December 2019, Canadian Parks & Trees Protection filed a complaint against the PMRA that questioned their decision of allowing the use of harmful pesticide for another two years. The pesticide Thiamethoxam, is a type of neonicotinoid pesticide, which intensively affected pollinators. Hence, it was important to come in and stop the PMRA from making such decisions.
The PMRA publicized the effects of Thiamethoxam on pollinators in April 2019. In their results, they concluded that there was a need to enforce important measures that would help protect all pollinators. The measures included stopping various uses of Thiamethoxam, …

Cases

Safeguarding Pollinators from Neonicotinoids

Canadian Parks & Trees Protection took steps to help protect pollination agents from unlawfully registered pesticides, commonly referred to as neonicotinoids. These neonicotinoids or neonics are simply a class of systematic insecticides that are found in all tissues of treated plants. Scientific studies have shown the extensive harm that these insecticides cause on ecological beneficiaries.
In modern agriculture, neonics are used to prevent certain insects from destroying crops. However, further findings show that these pesticides can result in a honey-bee colony collapse disorder (CCD).
The disorder is found in bees and …

Cases

Fighting for Federal Jurisdiction Decision Over Climate Change Action

Climate change occurs mostly due to human operations like deforestation, emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere among other environmental pollution. Therefore, climate changes can be classified as national disasters.
Canadian law states that protecting the environment should be a shared responsibility between the federal and provincial areas. This is why Canadian Parks & Trees Protection has been at the forefront to ensure that the government takes adequate action on climate changes. Our main objective is to influence the government to stop atmospheric polluters as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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