Climate facts subject to rules on partisan advertising in Canada

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Environmental campaigners in Canada have been told that climate science is a partisan issue in the upcoming election.

Environmental charities and campaigners in Canada’s upcoming federal election this fall say they are facing new restrictions on how they talk about climate change after a warning from the country’s election watchdog that the topic will be subject to rules around third party ‘issue advertising.’

‘Charities are forbidden from partisan activity, and now saying climate change is real is considered partisan,’ says Keith Brooks, program director for the charity Environmental Defence in Toronto, Canada.

Publisher: Science | AAAS
Date: 2019-08-20T15:03:57-04:00
Author: Brian Owens
Twitter: @newsfromscience
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Not to change the topic here:

Elections Canada climate advertising guidelines puts chill on green groups’ advocacy

(Reuters) – Canadian environmental groups fear losing their tax-free charity status if they run paid climate change advocacy adverts ahead of the October national election, after a warning from the federal election watchdog.

The watchdog strictly regulates advertising during campaign periods, and one small right-wing party running in the October election – the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) – denies climate change is man-made.

Because of this position, the issue would be considered as affiliated with a party or candidate, making advertising that takes a stance on it forbidden under the Canada Elections Act.


Publisher: U.S.
Date: 2019-08-20T18:52:27+0000
Author: Moira Warburton
Twitter: @Reuters
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Correction to Aug. 18 story about Elections Canada rules on partisan activities

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Publisher: National Post
Date: 2019-08-19T16:44:55+00:00
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In Canada, saying climate change is real could get you in trouble during the election

Sitting just north of the border, I am always so amazed watching American elections, where politicians can say anything, advertising is crazy, so-called charities can raise money for political campaigns and basically, anything goes.

In Canada, it is a very different story. Weather Safety Rules ... - National Weather Service Safety Rules. In homes and small buildings, go to the basement or to an interior part of the lowest level; such as a closet, a bathroom, or an interior hallway. Get underneath something sturdy. In schools, nursing homes, hospitals, factories, and shopping centers, go to pre-designated shelter areas. Interior hallways on the lowest floor are usually the safest. Once the writ is dropped and the election has officially started, there are very tight controls set by Elections Canada on partisan advertising, particularly by third parties. EPA proposes rollback on what bodies of water are subject ... Environmental Protection Agency is proposing stripping rules that would have enforced federal clean water regulations on thousands of bodies of water in the United States. Separately, there are very strict rules controlling charities, which can lose their charitable status if they get political; they are supposed to be strictly non-partisan. Another bunch who confuse weather events with climate.With so many kids feeling ‘eco-anxious’ and depressed, they should instead check how climate alarmist propaganda is affecting their mental health. https://t.co/yqe6uWbrqM


Publisher: TreeHugger
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