Left Over: Mikey Doesn’t Like It…

  Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt quits NDP Harcourt let membership lapse over many issues including the party’s opposition to carbon tax CBC News Posted: Apr 01, 2014 8:10 AM PT Last Updated: Apr 01, 2014 8:10 AM PT   Have to agree with Mike, in principle,  although my membership lapsed years ago, and though I vote ...

The Canadian Progressive: Tories spend on Keystone XL ads, while cutting environment funding

Canadians should be outraged that the Harper Conservatives are spending millions of taxpayers money lobbying for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. while cutting environmental funding. The post Tories spend on Keystone XL ads, while cutting environment funding appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges new Shell tar sands mines [VIDEO]

By: Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation | Press Release: Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) Indigenous people living downstream from the tar sands explain in their own words why they are saying enough is enough. Shell Canada is proposing two new tar sands mine projects in northern Alberta, Canada. From the perspective of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations (ACFN), whose ...

The Canadian Progressive: Sierra Club Canada: Shipment of LIQUID radioactive waste presents unprecedented risks!

By: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release: On Wednesday, May 15, the Sierra Club Niagara Group joined the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Women’s Indigenous Initiatives, and the International Institute of Concern for Public Health at a press conference on Main Street in front of the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Buffalo.  This event was called to inform the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Enbridge asks NEB to keep pipeline safety issues secret

By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: Eighteen months after being ordered to correct important safety issues with its oil and gas pipelines, Enbridge has finally filed a plan with the National Energy Board (NEB) as to how and when it will come into compliance with the NEB’s regulations. The company […] The post Enbridge asks ...

The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL Pipeline could cost $100 billion per year in health and environmental damages

EPA Asks State Department for Total Cost to Society of KXL, Oil Change International Spells it Out By: Oil Change International | Press Release: WASHINGTON – May 7 – Oil Change International today uncovered that the full cost of the Keystone XL Pipeline to society could be upwards of $100 Billion per […] The post Keystone XL ...

The Canadian Progressive: On climate change, a clear distinction between the major BC parties

By: Pembina Institute | Press Release: VANCOUVER — An assessment of climate change issues in political platforms reveals clear distinctions between British Columbia’s four major parties. Prepared by the Pembina Institute, the assessment looks at the following four election issues with implications for climate change and the province’s ability to meet its […] The post On climate ...

The Canadian Progressive: CETA: EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans

Note: CETA negotiations continue in Brussels today (May 6) through at least Wednesday. By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: Amsterdam/Brussels/Ottawa – The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas […] The post CETA: EU-Canada ...

The Canadian Progressive: First Nation demands resignation of Alberta Energy Regulator chair, ex-Big Oil exec Gerry Protti

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 […] The post First Nation ...

The Canadian Progressive: EPA Trashes State Department’s Positive Evaluation Of Keystone XL

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The powerful U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seems to be taking its mandate seriously. At least as far as the State Department’s recent evaluation of TransCanada’s… The post EPA Trashes State Department’s Positive Evaluation Of Keystone XL appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Clean energy progress too slow to limit climate change, says report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  An annual report by International Energy Agency (IEA) says the development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit climate change. “The drive to clean up the world’s energy system has stalled,” said aid Maria van der Hoeven, the IEA’s executive director, during the presentation of the report […] The post Clean energy ...

The Canadian Progressive: International Mother Earth Day 2013: The Faces of Climate Change

As we celebrate International Mother Earth Day 2013, these are some of the faces of climate change from around the world: Via Earthday.org: Climate change can seem like a remote problem for our leaders, but the fact is that it’s already impacting real people, animals, and beloved places. These Faces […] The post International Mother ...

Orange Blood

I bet you think this is about the NDP Leadership convention. Think again. This weekend I got to attend a convention of my own. A genuine Women’s Convention of closely related Sistah’s.  Blood related, tightly knit group of women, congregating in Chemainus.  A town of history, artistry… Grace. We meet annually, before the . . ...

Tanker Safety

There is much talk these days about the safety of transporting bitumen via tankers in the Douglas Channel and out into Hecate Straight.  The proponentspimps of the project insist that technology is just wonderful and there will be the utmost care taken to avoid the unthinkable, a catastrophic spill on the pristine North . . ...

Crudities

EthicalOil. Ezra. Shares an address in Toronto with Tony Clement. Minister of Gazebo’s in Muskoka. From a website in the archives…  02/ 19/ 04 12:21 pm Fourteen Canadian Alliance Councillors say: “CHOOSE  TONY” Fourteen members of the former Canadian Alliance National  Council released a statement today, declaring their support for Tony Clement’s  campaign . . ...

Canada’s Energy Future

     Pressure mounts in the Media, as Canadian Petroleum Producers bombard us with propaganda to forcefeed the Northern Gateway Pipeline and it’s associated Tanker traffic in the most dangerous and pristine water ways in the world.  Across Canada, you are being told by the Press that the majority of British Columbians support a . . ...

Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have to wait until . . ...

A Heartwarming Xmas Wish From the Harpercons

Well, boys ‘n’ girls, one that would warm everything else but the heart, anyway. Comes complete with stepford wife stealing Tiny Tim’s line. H/T Gritchik

Welcome to Harperland

How we embraced hate. I was watching the CBC News this morning, Suhana Meharchand was the host.  Talking about Attawapiskat, she interviewed NDP/MP Charlie Angus.  Hostilely, she asked him, “What would you do if you were Minister?  Throw money at the problem?”  His reply showed unflappable professionalism, indicating that he would first alleviate . . ...

Tom Flanagan: Time For Climate Change Deniers to Come Out of The Closet

Yep, ol’ Tom is a denier and proud of it, boys ‘n’ girls! He also wants all deniers to ‘come out of the closet’! Er, Tom, hasn’t that ship already sailed a long time ago, and haven’t they been debunked over and over again?  Somewhere, Dr Jabba the Roy must be ga ga . . ...

Truth in Journalism

On December 2nd, the CBC posted this story, B.C. First Nation backs Northern Gateway pipeline CBC News Posted: Dec 2, 2011 5:12 PM PT Last Updated: Dec 2, 2011 7:30 PM PT A B.C. First Nation has announced it’s backing the Northern Gateway pipeline  project to ship oilsands crude to the West Coast, . . ...

Brit government playing Harper’s poodle on tar sands?

You remember Britain? That once great nation now relegated to some backwater island ruled by Rupert Murdoch and conservative media empires. It has sunk so low the last Prime Minister was diminished to poodle status to idiot preznit Bush, pushing an invasion of a country unrelated to Al Queda after 9/11. That . . . ...

We want a Provincial Election! Now!

Dear Christy Clark; The people of BC want an election to be held, as soon as is possible. Your Cabinet is operating without a mandate from the people.  The people of BC have no confidence in your ability to govern in our best interest.  You have continually fudged budget forecasts to suit the . . ...

Do We Need More Proof That Harper Doubts Global Warming?

First we had the cuts to ozone monitoring that saw the shuttering of 17 ozone monitoring stations across Canada. The reason? Ozone apparently wasn’t a concern anymore (see Canada’s newest Ozone hole here). Then we had the sudden (and somewhat expected) cut of 700 jobs from environment Canada (which included Meteorologists, scientists, chemists and engineers). Now we have . . . → Read ...

And The Harpercon Hits Just Keep On Coming! Peter Kent: Basically, If I Don’t Know What it Is, It Can’t Be Important

Well, boys ‘n’ girls, we have a science and technology minister in ol’ Gary Goodyear who is a creationist and doesn’t believe in evolution. Ok, not all that surprising, given the gang of Christian evangelicals in our government. Now, it appears that our very own environment minister, Peter Kent, is actually making Rona . . ...