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Haida Gwaii artists send message to Harper about Enbridge pipeline
A creative First Nations video blasts Stephen Harper for his plans to push through with oil development despite heavy First Nations opposition.
Jun 11th, 2012
350.org's Bill McKibben remembers schoolmate Stephen Harper
Climate hero Bill McKibben attended the same grade school as PM Stephen Harper, he told nearly thousand people at CCPA's annual fundraiser. Oh, how they've drifted apart.
David P. Ball
Mar 27th, 2012
Enviro Minister coy about Conservatives' use of American strategists to snag majority, criticizes green charities
Tory environment minister Peter Kent was quick to criticize green foundations, but was coy about Conservative's use of American firms to get elected last May.
Mar 15th, 2012
Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tanker route approved
Transport Canada issued a review today approving the supertanker route for the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline. The review stated that oil tankers can safely access a...
Feb 23rd, 2012
How to eat local forever: lessons on food security gathered from First Nations
The Enbridge oil pipeline would threaten the Aboriginal tradition of living off the land and eating local foods, say members of First Nations communities.
Jan 31st, 2012
Liberal leader Bob Rae calls Harper government "dictatorial"
Liberal leader Bob Rae lambasted the Conservatives for "command and control" leadership on oilsands, health care and Aboriginal rights in a Vancouver speech.
David P. Ball
Jan 28th, 2012