An Indigenous-led group plans to offer to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from the Canadian government this week or next, a deal that could help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mitigate election-year criticism from environmentalists. The group, called Project Reconciliation, aims to submit the $6.9 billion offer as early as Friday, managing director Stephen Mason told Reuters, and start negotiations with Ottawa two weeks later. Project Reconciliation said the investment will alleviate First Nations poverty, a watershed for Indigenous people who have historically watched Canada’s resources enrich others.
The concrete landscape of our country’s developing cities is accelerating the loss of absorbent ground, with ever-increasing amounts of water having no place to go.
Paving over porous paradise, or any absorbent ground, increases the risk of basement flooding, say researchers using City of Toronto data.