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New report condemns Harper government's "assault" on Canada's freshwater

A new report by the Council of Canadians harshly condemns the federal government's "assault" on laws and institutions protecting Canada's freshwater. ”The Navigable Waters Protection Act no longer...

A fight for the soul of Canada

"Canadians have a right to free speech and deserve to be encouraged to engage in issues critical to the country’s future," says ForestEthics co-founder and renowned activist Tzeporah Berman.

Harper confirms support for commercial seal hunt despite protests from animal lovers

PETA protesters take issue with Harper’s support for the slaughter of baby seals, claiming it costs taxpayers millions to promote the dying industry.

New version of salmon virus may have started in B.C., expert says

Commission into Fraser River salmon collapse hears a variant of a potentially lethal salmon virus has been found in B.C.

Infectious salmon virus threatens B.C. salmon stocks

An European strain of infectious salmon anemia virus has been found in Harrison Lake coho, B.C. The Cohen Commission will reopen in mid-December to hear two days of new testimonies and exhibits. The...

Surprise testimony: Fish farms may not be the culprit in Fraser sockeye collapse

Fisheries scientist stuns environmentalists by arguing virus may occur in rivers, not saltwater farm pens.

Salmon inquiry to wade into contentious issues of fish farms and disease

Star witness will be scientist allegedly muzzled by federal government. Will she feel free to talk?

For seals, a cruel Canadian blood bath

The Canadian commercial seal hunt, the world’s largest slaughter of marine mammals, has begun. Virtually all of the seals killed in the slaughter are defenseless babies less than three months of age...