Media Release: Federal Budget Funding for New Nuclear Reactors a ‘Climate Throwaway’

The 2022 federal budget announcing investment in unproven nuclear reactor designs, dubbed Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), is being called a "climate throwaway" by civil society groups. Just days after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its starkest report yet urging aggressive climate action, the federal government is choosing to invest in yet-to-be proven technologies that miss the mark for halving emissions by 2030.

Blog: Freshwater Highlights From Budget 2022

On April 7, 2022, the Government of Canada released the budget for 2022-2023, “A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable.” The budget contains several proposals and updates on federal freshwater programs. Highlights include: clean drinking water for First Nations communities, freshwater protections, and monitoring of plastic waste in water systems. 

Blog: Social Justice Priorities Require Federal Funding and Attention

Canada’s federal budget for 2022 will be released this spring and has major implications for environmental social justice issues. This blog outlines environmental social justice issues that urgently need federal funding and attention.

Media Release: 23 leading Canadian environmental organizations release detailed proposals for federal environmental action in Budget 2022

As Parliament prepares to reconvene next week, the Green Budget Coalition today issued a comprehensive set of recommendations on how the next federal Budget can meet the challenge of fighting the dual crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.