Bill C-38

Harper's mobs, oaths and long-term austerity plan

On the path "Stephen Harper has chosen for us."

Line 9 approval "incredibly dangerous" failure by government, environmental groups say

Environmental groups say decision is invalid because NEB has failed in its mandate to protect the public interest.
Salish Sea Winter Gathering

Kinder Morgan's letter to potential NEB hearing intervenors called "undemocratic", even "disgusting"

Some experts fear the 15-page letter will intimidate people unfamiliar with the process into withdrawing their applications.

Second omnibus budget bill alters Navigable Waters Protection Act

The second omnibus, introduced today in the House, removes pipelines from the list of "obstacles" in navigable waters such as lakes.

As Parliament reconvenes, Opposition braces for second budget bill

Canada's Parliament resumes today after its two-month summer break. The NDP is expected to challenge the Conservatives over the second budget bill. Like the controversial Bill C-38, the omnibus...

How LeadNow plans to fight the "stunning erosion of Canada's democracy"

LeadNow executive director Jamie Biggar at his office in Gastown. Photo by Beth Hong for The Vancouver Observer Copyright 2012.
Alberta oil sands: lobbyists happy now

Bill C-38 answers oil and gas lobbyist prayers

This article can now be found in  Extract: The Pipeline Wars Vol. 1 Enbridge.  Extract contains a year of the Vancouver Observer's powerful reporting on the proposed Enbridge pipeline....

Opposition MPs prepare for battle against new Omnibus legislation in the fall

While the House of Commons adjourned for the summer on Thursday, opposition MPs are already busy preparing a battle plan against the Harper government in the fall. Liberal MP Marc Garneau tabled the...

Opposition and environmental groups express outrage as Bill C-38 goes to Senate

Members of the Canadian federal government's opposition parties and environmental groups across Canada reacted with renewed vigor against the Harper government's proposed omnibus budget Bill C-38 on...

Black Out Speak Out campaign protests Harper government's assault on environment

A showdown between the Conservative government and environmental opponents unfolded Monday across the country on two fronts—one online and the other offline. Online, over 500 websites went “dark” to...