Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Federal Environment Watchdog Blowing Whistle On Dangerous Fracking

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   As the Fracking Fever continues across Canada and the US it seems that our Federal Commissioner Scott Vaughn is taking a look into it. This should be fascinating considering who signs his paycheque, but we will see. (Videos) Chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process — commonly called fracking — were of ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper Government Must Set Canadian Scientists Free

Nature, one of the biggest and most-read scientific journals in the world, made this call in a February 29th editorial. The journal lamented the Harper Government’s undisguised hostility to openness, expert opinion and publicly-funded scientific expertise. Rightly so. At some point, the government’s stated communication policy, posted on a federal website and directed civil servants, was to: ...