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LeDaro: Harper Ignoring Warning Signs, About Dangers of Transportating Tarsands Oil

Lac Megantic explosion.

We have been hearing more about the dangers of transporting tar sands, pipeline explosion in Manitoba – TransCanada pipeline’s “apology” is hardly enough – train derailments and, worse, explosions in the case of Lac Megantic. Despite all this, Harper is blind to reality, he wants to exploit and ship more tar sands crude oil, . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Harper Ignoring Warning Signs, About Dangers of Transportating Tarsands Oil

LeDaro: Neil Young Calls Out Stephen Harper on Tar Sands

 Stephen Harper is an international embarrassment for his unconditional hawking of the tar sands, disregarding the rights of First Nations, and ignoring the negative environmental effects. On the latter, we already know that Harper is muzzling scientists, preferring to listen to corporate greed over facts and research. Neil Young is drawing new attention . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Neil Young Calls Out Stephen Harper on Tar Sands

Northern Reflections: Scientists In Chains

Melissa Mancini, over at the Huffington Post, has documented Stephen Harper’s war on science. Consider the record:

Environment Canada put out 71 news releases in 2012, compared with 110 in 2005, a decrease of more than 35 per cent. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans put out 128 news releases in 2012, compared with . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Scientists In Chains

Northern Reflections: Life In The Land Of The Muzzled

When Hugo Chavez died last week, Stephen Harper said, “At this key juncture, I hope the people of Venezuela can now build for themselves a better, brighter future based on the principles of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights.” Mr. Harper likes to lecture the world on the meaning . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Life In The Land Of The Muzzled