By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is demanding the resignation of Gerry Protti, the newly-appointed chair of Alberta Energy Regulator, a new agency charged with monitoring environmental issues. The ACFN is concerned that, under Protti’s leadership, the agency will prioritize advancing the interests of the oil, gas and [...]
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Well one thing is for sure eh?You can't let our Con monkeys run wild, or they WILL get into trouble.Make absolute fools out of themselves, and embarrass us all.Like Joe Oliver did today. Read more »
The last time I saw Joe Oliver he was still trying to sell his dirty oil pipeline.Still trying to convince us that the water from the tailing ponds was safe enough to drink.But since then there have been some unfortunate developments eh? It turns out it's NOT good to the last drop. Read more »
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: A new national coalition against TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline launched in the U.S. on Monday with a cutting-edge TV ad. The All Risk, No Reward Coalition seeks to debunk Big Oil’s propaganda about jobs and related benefits. The coalition argues that “the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk, [...]
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Via Fossil Free Canada: What do you call an industry that is planning to cook the planet? An industry responsible for destroying land, polluting the air and water, and violating the rights of people around the world? An industry who’s business model means burning over three times the amount of carbon our planetary carbon budget [...]
10 KXL amendment co-sponsors took $8 million from fossil fuel industry By: Jacob Chamberlain and Jon Queally | Common Dreams In a 62-37 vote late Friday, the US Senate passed a non-binding amendment calling for the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Environmental groups and climate activists were quick to condemn [...]
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Gawd. You just can't teach old Cons new tricks eh?For there they are bombarding the airwaves with their grotesque Porky Action Plan ads again. Even though it's costing a fortune. The Harper government spent $21 million on major advertising campaigns under its Economic Action Plan brand in 2011-12, according to the latest annual report on ad spending.And even though we've told them those crappy ads are driving us NUTS !#@#!! Read more »
As you know Joe Oliver has had some pretty bad news conferences eh?Like the time he called environmentalists radicals or dangerous extremists.Or the time he claimed we would be able to drink the tarry bubbly from the tailing ponds.Well, the other day he held another big photo-op in Vancouver, and it was even more ridiculous. Read more »
It's like a really bad horror movie.One that could only happen in Harperland, where madness reigns, and the Big Lie RULES.A B-movie where Thomas Mulcair gets swarmed by a small army of Con oil pimps, for warning the Americans the pimps are trying to scam them.
While the Con pimps, who are selling us out to foreign interests, accuse him of snitching on them. Or betraying Canada, like Alison Redford charged today. Read more »
Uh oh. He's BAAAAACK!!!Joe "Oily" Oliver, the screaming scarecrow of the Tar Sands.First he called Canadian environmentalists job killing extremists, and tools of foreign interests.Then he promised we would be able to drink the tarry bubbly from the tailing ponds. And that it would taste like prosperity.Now he's back as crazy as ever, waving his twiggy arms around, and claiming that Thomas Mulcair is unfit to govern.Read more »
I see that Hugo Chavez has lost his long battle with cancer.Venezuela’s government announced the death of President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday, ending 14 years of charismatic rule by the firebrand socialist but leaving his party firmly in control of the nation. Vice President Nicolas Maduro’s voice broke several times and tears ran down his face as he appeared on national television to announce that Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. local time (3:55 p.m EST;1755 GMT) “after battling tough with an illness over nearly two years.”And I for one will miss him, for he
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It's been the weirdest winter ever where I live.It was so warm for so long it took forever for the canal to freeze, until it was safe enough to skate on.Then it thawed so quickly, the net got stranded in the middle of nowhere, with the ice too thin to retrieve it.And since I blame global warming for this latest disaster, and so many others, I wasn't exactly thrilled by this news.Read more »
It was a stirring sight.Tens of thousands of protesters braving the freezing cold to try to stop the planet from burning.Demanding that Obama kill the Keystone XL pipeline.Canada’s carbon-intensive oilsands industry was the guest of dishonour in Washington on Sunday, where the largest in a series of nationwide climate rallies demanded President Barack Obama call a halt to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.Although I HATED the way the New York Times framed this story. Read more »
The times, they are a-changin’! Not only did President Obama speak clearly about the need to act on climate change in his State of the Union address earlier this week, yesterday on CBC Radio’s flagship supper-hour news show, As It Happens, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobsen was interviewed about Canada’s lack of action [...]
“The agreement asks so little of Canada, Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US, that it is effectively useless” by Greenpeace | Feb.4, 2013: WASHINGTON – On the eve of the Arctic Council environment minister’s meeting, a leaked copy of the Council’s much-heralded oil spill response agreement reveals deeply inadequate measures READ MORE
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb 1, 2013: This is the trailer of Fractured Land a film that tells the story of Caleb Behn, a young Dene warrior from northeastern British Columbia, “taking on Big Oil and Gas to protect his ancestral land and people from the ravages of neocolonialism.” I met Behn late last year when he READ MORE
by Guest Blogger | Jan. 28, 2013 In the era of dictatorial Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his right-wing Conservatives, global mining and tar sands oil drive Canadian foreign policy. Canadian author, activist and political commentator, Yves Engler, argues that Harper’s right wing foreign policy protects interests of big oil and mining at home and abroad. He speaks with Paul READ MORE
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 21, 2013: Norway’s experience with Big Oil offers lessons for Idle No More and other progressive movements determined to stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives from turning Canada into a petro-state. Earlier, I blogged about a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which compares the Canada and Alberta READ MORE
Nothing Tom Mulcair has ever said scares Stephen Harper more than his claim that the Dutch Disease is killing jobs all over Canada. Especially in vote-rich Ontario where the next election will be decided.Because if the people in that province ever realize how much Harper's Alberta First economic policies are hurting them and the future of their kids, the Cons will be out of power sooner than you can say howdy cowboy.So the Cons and the right-wing conspiracy are always trying to claim that the Dutch Disease is just a myth, and here they go again.Read more »
I was glad to see that Idle No More's Day of Action took the movement's message to Canadians.Loudly but peacefully. From downtown Toronto to Vancouver Island, protesters ramped up weeks of demonstrations to another level, still peaceful, stopping traffic on busy highways and major rail lines, forcing Canadians to stop and listen.Read more »
Well say what you like about Stephen Harper. Call him the Crime Minister or the devil himself.But nobody can deny that he’s consistent eh?One moment he’s waging a war of wills with a starving woman who represents some of the poorest people in Canada.Or boasting about the eleven thousand government jobs he has killed.The next moment he’s waging war on the unemployed.Beginning Sunday, people on EI face stricter, more complex rules for keeping their benefits, with the goal of getting unemployed workers back into the workforce sooner.Even though that could cause mass misery all
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Thanks to our petro-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, Canada is on the verge of becoming a China-dominated petro-state. The Chinese government now owns a large chunk of Canada and the lucrative Alberta tar sands after the Harper Government approved Friday the $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen Inc., a Calgary-based and Canadian energy company, by the READ MORE
Well I suppose we should have known eh?This is after all Con Canada, home of the Porky Action Plan.But it turns out that if we want to know what's in the Nexen deal for Canadians, we have to ask the Chinese. Read more »
Historians will probably debate whether it was the strange smile, or the way he opened his mouth and showed his teeth, that gave the game away.Or whether it was the spiffy straw hat.But nobody will be able to deny that Great Helmsman Leader tried to do the impossible today.Read more »
Finally, a TV ad that tells it like it is: Exxon hates your children! That’s according to: Exxon Hates Your Children: “From As Congress debates what actions to take to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” perhaps no programs are less worthy of government support than those which subsidize Big Oil, Gas, and Coal. Read on to [...]