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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: We are the world; we must act on that understanding

The world celebrated Canada’s new equality-conscious Liberal government and its embrace of key global issues such as climate change. Still, Canada’s environmentalists have work to do, argues David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: We are the world; we mus… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: We are the world; we must act on that understanding

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Environmentalists expect a renewed relationship with Trudeau government

Persecuted during Harper’s divisive politics, Canada’s environmentalists look forward to a renewed relationship with the Justin Trudeau federal government, says David Suzuki.

The post David Suzuki: Environmentalists expect a renewed relationship with Trudeau government appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Harper’s Talking Points Released To Raeside!

Obviously Adrian has an inside source who shares Steve’s talking points. LMAO

Things Are Good: You’re an Environmentalist?

In some parts of the world it seems that caring about the world around is what nerds do. Corey got sick of this attitude against environmentalists that they did something about it – published a post on Medium.

It’s a quick read to reinvigorate your caring for the environment. Don’t be like Harper – care . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: You’re an Environmentalist?

Bill Longstaff: Where is the outrage about the RCMP’s witch-hunt?

At one time I instinctively assumed that government agencies were apolitical, servants of the people, not the servants of any particular philosophy or party. That, it increasingly seems, was the good old days. Recently I, like many others, have the distinct impression that the Canada Revenue Agency, for example, is serving the political interests of . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Where is the outrage about the RCMP’s witch-hunt?

The Canadian Progressive: RCMP’s War On Canadian Environmentalists Escalates

A newly-released RCMP report wants Canadians to believe that “environmental extremists” pose a “clear and present criminal threat” to Canada’s tar sands-dominated energy sector.

The post RCMP’s War On Canadian Environmentalists Escalates appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: Who gets muzzled next by unconstitutional Redford Government laws? Environmentalists?

Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk, in motorcycle sidecar, gives the order to go after a pesky trade unionist’s blog. But look out! Alison Redford’s Alberta Thought Police may already have their eyes on you! Actual Redford cabinet ministers may not appear exactly as illustrated. Then again, new uniforms for cabinet and caucus may already . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Who gets muzzled next by unconstitutional Redford Government laws? Environmentalists?

The Canadian Progressive: As Keystone XL Falters, TransCanada OKs Bigger Canada East Coast Pipeline

As Keystone XL falters, TransCanada introduces Energy East, a $12 billion pipeline that would ship Alberta’s dirty tar sands oil to Canada’s East Coast.

The post As Keystone XL Falters, TransCanada OKs Bigger Canada East Coast Pipeline appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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Cowichan Conversations: Yes Mildred, The Government Is Spying On You!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

Many of you have heard of how the Americans spy on their own citizens. Certainly you have heard about the 29 year old CIA computer guy Edward Snowden who saw the grave threat to democracy in America as so significant that he blew the whistle.

He could no . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Yes Mildred, The Government Is Spying On You!

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Mayor Jimmy Really Doesn’t Get It

The following twitter exchange exemplifies Mayor Jimmy’s petty reaction to criticism.

I suppose I should be thankful I have not been blocked yet, like so many of the mayor’s critics.

Jim Watson ‏@JimWatsonOttawa Pleased to join @Eli_Ward5 and @AllanHubley_23 and Cyril Leeder at Tanger Outlet ground breaking in Kanata pic.twitter.com/RXzKKT46gZ

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THE FIFTH COLUMN: Mayor Jimmy Really Doesn’t Get It

The following twitter exchange exemplifies Mayor Jimmy’s petty reaction to criticism. I suppose I should be thankful I have not been blocked yet, like so many of the mayor’s critics. Jim Watson ‏@JimWatsonOttawa Pleased to join @Eli_Ward5 and @Alla… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Mayor Jimmy Really Doesn’t Get It

Boreal Citizen: Boreal greenwashing: Mill-town politics in Northern Ontario

Every extractive capitalist economy needs a mechanism that allows corporate heavyweights to snuggle up with elected officials. In the US, there’s American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and if you haven’t yet been horrified by Bill Moyers’ piece on how ALEC essentially enables corporations to write state laws, you’re in for a treat.

Where I live, . . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Boreal greenwashing: Mill-town politics in Northern Ontario

350 or bust: TED Talk Thursday: There’s A Green Brain Inside Every Climate Skeptic

Journalist and educator Simran Sethi discusses why and how we engage, and how we can listen to, and learn from, other points of view. Everyone concerned about climate change, and working for a better future for our children, should listen to her wisdom. * SimranSethi.com Baltimore Sun: Climate and conservatives

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Canadian Progressive World: Harper Conservatives Target Registered Charities

So far, the Conservative government’s fear-mongering has targeted anti-capitalism movements, environmentalists, Aboriginal groups, activists, foreign special interest groups, so-called “issue-based terrorists” and other imaginary “enemies of the state”. Now add registered Canadian charities to the hit list. Charities registered in … Continue reading →