Stephen Harper

Oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright

NAFTA votes against investigating oil sands tailings ponds

NAFTA's environmental watchdog voted unanimously not to investigate oil sands tailings ponds pollution, despite recommendations from staff to launch a probe. It's the third time a NAFTA probe...
Harper wins 2011 election - strong, stable, national Conservative majority

Conservatives hope to repeat B.C. win in 2015 election

Academic says pipeline issues will not be a federal election factor in B.C.: "The people who are against the pipeline...they were [not] voting Conservative last time anyway."
Left: oil sands photo by Andrew S. Wright. Right: image from Wikimedia Commons

Why plummeting oil prices may hasten Canada's shift to renewable energy

A rapid increase in oil prices during the 1970s caused Denmark to radically alter its national energy policy, with the goal of replacing fossil fuels entirely with renewable energy. More than 40...
Harper at Whitehorse Airport with Canadian Rangers

Stephen Harper versus Avaaz: a tale of two worlds

Stephen Harper talks about war against jihadists. Avaaz's approach works better.
Dan Cantor speaking in Vancouver

A wizard of U.S. politics tells Canadian progressives how to win

The founder of the U.S. Working Families Party made no bones about his opinion of Canada's Prime Minister during a visit in Vancouver on Sunday.  “This guy Harper is a menace,” he said, speaking...
Kevin Page

Ex-Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page on muzzled scientists, secrecy and "broken" government

"There's no accountability. It's completely, completely broken," said former Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page, who was hailed as a "national hero" for insisting that federal government be...
Obama high five with kid

Open letter to President Obama: please veto the Keystone XL pipeline -- for future generations

There is no reason to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to go through, and there are many reasons to not. Vetoing it will be a gesture of support for future generations

Stephen Harper position on global Arms Trade Treaty reads like a page out of NRA handbook

The global Arms Trade Treaty, brokered through the United Nations in a lengthy process, came into effect this Christmas Eve, 2014, 90 days after the 50th nation had ratified it. Canada has refused to...

Who exactly is crazy here, Mr. Harper?

Here in Lima, Peru at the United Nations climate change talks, I am watching negotiators from impacted countries like the Philippines working earnestly on a new agreement to reduce global climate...

The planet's water supply and Stephen Harper

The world's water supply is far more limited -- and vulnerable -- than we think.