A recent poll shows strong support for the Trudeau government in Canada, and I have to think, once again, that it is surprising to see that Canadians can be so uncritical and unquestioning of their government. Yes, Harper was defeated, and yes, that wa… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Justin Trudeau and the Continuing Saga of Canadian Apathy
Progress in the laying of plans for Canada’s build-your-own-envirnomental-disaster have hit a snag. The people’s land that we want to endanger are saying no way, and no how. Pretty rude considering that one of our more outspoken Premier’s comments ,“Let those Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.” Oh Ralph, how we miss those straight talkn’, […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Energy East Pipeline to Nowhere – Tarsands Puppet Brian Jean has a Sad.
Why does the Canadian government continue to subsidize the oil industry with billions of dollars a year when the environmental crisis demands the opposite, and when investment in energy efficiency, conservation and green energy create many more jobs? Why does Canada import 40% of the oil we consume when we produce enough to meet all . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Big oil, pipelines, Trudeau, and energy security for Canada
You probably already heard the good news about the end of Keystone XL with Obama killing the proposal. This is a good symbolic step in ending the exploitation of the tar sands in Alberta, plus this comes just a few weeks before COP21.
COP21 is the upcoming United Nations climate change conference which is set . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Keystone XL is Done, COP 21 Set to Start
Oilpatch could lose $100B without new pipelines, researchers warn Energy research firm suggests Western Canada producers won’t receive full value for oil exports
By Kyle Bakx, CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2015 11:41 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 22, 2015 12:11 PM ET
Wah-wah-wah!!!! The whingeing of the rich and . . . → Read More: Left Over: Corporate R & B: Get Over It…
Today’s episode is focused on the economics and politics of climate change, both more globally and locally.
To get a global perspective on the state of climate negotiations and the recent US-China climate deal, I speak with Leigh Phillips, a science writer and journalist who has written for Nature, the EU Observer and . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: Climate deals and pipeline steals
On Tuesday, peaceful “Dam Line 9” activists occupying an Enbridge Line 9 pipeline construction site in southwestern Ontario defied a police deadline to leave.
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Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach followed years of government warnings Imperial Metals issued with latest warning in May due to height of wastewater in tailings pond
By Jenni Sheppard, CBC News Posted: Aug 05, 2014 9:50 PM PT Last Updated: Aug 06, 2014 6:20 AM PT
Our government should be . . . → Read More: Left Over: Making a Molehill out of a Mountain….
Tsilhqot’in First Nation granted B.C. title claim in Supreme Court ruling Top court’s decision today resolves legal questions following 2012 B.C. Court of Appeal ruling
CBC News Posted: Jun 26, 2014 9:59 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 26, 2014 11:21 AM ET
As I’ve always sung it, and now I . . . → Read More: Left Over: Our Home Is Native Land….
Northern Gateway decision holds no easy political options for Harper On the controversial B.C. pipeline, PM can say yes, no or not yet, but all answers come with a cost
By Max Paris, CBC News Posted: Jun 16, 2014 6:02 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014 11:13 PM ET
All this . . . → Read More: Left Over: Chretien’s Lesson for the Harper at the Gate(way)
Pipeline push-back: What’s behind the rising opposition to Canada’s big oil pipelines Climate change debate behind animosity toward Northern Gateway and Keystone XL
By Janet Davison, CBC News Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:00 AM ET
This headline is profoundly stupid..it is blatantly obvious to anyone with half a brain why we . . . → Read More: Left Over: Opposition to a Pipeline, any Pipeline? Say it Ain’t So…
This is Earth Day? Inspired by this headline. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/humpback-whale-losing-threatened-status-amid-northern-gateway-concerns-1.2617633
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/politics/inside-politics-blog/2014/01/former-minister-turned-spy-oversignt-chair-faces-questions-over-enbridge-lobbying-gig.html
Former Tory minister on the hot seat over Enbridge lobbying gig by Kady O’Malley Posted: January 7, 2014 9:00 AM Last Updated: January 7, 2014 8:58 AM CBC online I was a bit disappointed in the lack of a big anti-pipeline presence outside the location of the Harpster’s meeting with the BC Bored of . . . → Read More: Left Over: Right, Right, you’re bloody well Right…
Sadly, Rob Ford epitomises what Canada has become With his crack smoking and drunken misbehaviour, Toronto’s mayor personifies our crude, swaggering, bungling New Canada Robert Hays in the Guardian Fri Dec 13 2013
Speak for yourself, Hays..truly the East seems to have adopted the crudities of the HarperCons and their (Rob)in of the . . . → Read More: Left Over: The new Canadian Plague: Have We all been Infected?
Northern Gateway Pipeline Pricetag: Enbridge CEO Lauds Alberta-B.C. Deal, Updating Price
CP | By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian PressPosted: 11/06/2013 11:20 am EST | Updated: 11/06/2013 4:02 pm EST
I applaud the NDP for standing against the encroachment and destruction of a pipeline, and the only reason Crusty got elected is that she made noises . . . → Read More: Left Over: BC is Sold Out Again: Christy & Allison
Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/david-suzuki-tells-u-s-not-to-trust-harper-s-keystone-xl-promises-1.1991120
Northern Gateway pipeline to be running by 2018, says Enbridge Project will be approved in 2014 and moving oil by 2018, company says
The Canadian Press Posted: Oct 02, 2013 6:46 AM PT Last Updated: Oct 02, 2013 7:44 AM PT
Fascinating, isn’t it, how these oily creeps assume that they are winning the . . . → Read More: Left Over: Bitumen Off More Then They Can Chew…..
Harper cabinet readies major B.C. pipelines push B.C. First Nations leaders to meet with key federal officials Sept. 23 in Vancouver By Chris Hall, national affairs editor, CBC News Posted: Sep 12, 2013 6:03 PM PT Last Updated: Sep 13, 2013 7:21 AM PT
We are ready for whatever BS ol’ Emperor Steve and . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Emperor Prorogues, Then comes to BC with his Rogues….
Harper offers Obama climate plan to win Keystone approval Sources say PM willing to accept emissions reduction targets proposed by the U.S. By Chris Hall, National Editor, CBC News Posted: Sep 6, 2013 2:15 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 6, 2013 10:08 PM ET
First he pontificates (through his rough stuff, Baird, Harper’s . . . → Read More: Left Over: I’ll See Your Bombs, and Raise You Climate Change….
Sixty activists risked arrest Monday outside the State Dept building in Washington, D.C. during a sit-in and protest over the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
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The Council of Canadians announces a national campaign to stop TransCanada’s proposed $12 billion Energy East pipeline, which would ship Alberta‘s dirty tar sands oil to Canada’s East Coast.
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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.
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Middle Schools Closed In Cowichan Valley, School Bus Fees Implemented
CP | By The Canadian PressPosted: 05/16/2013 10:48 am EDT | Updated: 05/16/2013 11:14 am EDT (found in Huffington Post)
And this action was signed off on instantaneously, about 2 seconds after the results of the dismal election were announced…viva the People’s Republic of . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Uneducated Masses Strike a Blow for…?
To avoid ‘catastrophic climate disruption,’ warn donors, president must take a historic stand By: Jacob Chamberlain | Published by Common Dreams on Friday, May 10, 2013 In a letter sent to President Obama on Friday, 150 high profile Democratic donors urged the president “to proclaim with clarity and purpose that our […]
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