Paul S. Graham: First Nations, Environmentalists oppose HudBay Minerals’ Reed Lake Mine

April 4, 2013, Winnipeg: Opponents of the Reed Lake Mine in northern Manitoba confront HudBay Mineral’s officials. Photo: Paul S. Graham Opponents of Hudbay Mineral’s planned copper mine at Reed Lake, Manitoba held a peaceful demonstration at an information meeting held by the company at a Holiday Inn in Winnipeg. The demonstrators, many of whom ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: How should we slap back at SLAPPs?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 In the wake of recent David vs. Goliath lawsuits by Taseko Mines against the Wilderness Committee and Mainstream Canada against Don Staniford, it's timely to ask how we can best defend freedom of speech.  Staniford's lawyer, David Sutherland, proposes a legal change that would prevent corporations from suing in defamation.  We'd ...

Song of the Watermelon: On Ezra Levant’s Victimhood

I have been blogging for nearly four months now, and am embarrassed to admit that — contrary to firmly established best blogging practices — I have yet to engage in the art of personal attack. Today, I intend to correct this error and make the anonymous overlords of the blogarchy proud. The target of my ...

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Public land with full access now privatized

Liberals have been bulldozing barriers and slashing red tape for more than a decade. Who can forget: “Red Tape Reduction Task Force” of 2001 to recommend priorities for the review and elimination of regulations in BC. Rich Coleman’s 2002 announcement that red tape had been slashed by 41 per cent under BC Liberals. In 2004, ...