Category Archives: Environment

RCMP planning mass arrest of indigenous activists under Bill C-51, supporters warn

The RCMP are preparing to carry out a mass arrest operation against the indigenous Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern BC under Harper government’s Bill C-51 labelling as terrorists First Nations activists exercising their Aboriginal Title and Rights

Carbon Free by 2100: Stephen Harper’s Non-Committal Commitment

By H. Grant Timms Most governments are exercises in contradiction between electoral platforms and performance, and often they try to convince people that the apparent contradiction isn’t one. Take, for example, the Harper government’s positioning on the military; they want

BC First Nation’s woman wins international environmental prize

A British Columbia First Nations woman who lead her community in defeating one of the largest proposed gold and copper open pit mines in Canada has won the world’s largest international prize for grassroots environmental activists, awarded by the Goldman Environmental

Hunters, trappers and anglers drive conservation in North America

By Professor Mark Boyce, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta Hunters and anglers are the primary stimulus for conservation in North America. We support conservation more than any other interest group, and most conservation programs in North America

Vote for Harper and reward contempt for democracy

By Michael Nabert Having the first and only Prime Minister in Canadian history to be found in contempt of Parliament running the country seems a lot like having a daycare run by someone publicly proud of the fact that they

Foreign crews in domestic shipping recipe for ‘catastrophic’ oil spills

Foreign-flagged vessels employing exploited and overworked foreign crews who have neither vested interest in Canadian waterways nor the experience to navigate them are bound to cause environmental catastrophes like the oil spill in Vancouver this week, Canadian seafarers warn.   The

Fearing for the climate in a climate of fear

By Peter Ormond With a single legislative blow, the Harper government destroyed decades of environmental protections, with no debate, by rolling changes to 70 different laws into an ‘omnibus’ budget. How ending the process of environmental assessments is a budgetary

Keep Them In The Dark: TransCanada fails to inform residents who signed up for notices.

By Mark D’Arcy, New Brunswick Energy East campaigner. This is an open letter to the National Energy Board to ask to extend their 30-day application period for the proposed Energy East project by another 30 days. Troubling information has been

Bill C-51 to Lac-Mégantic: How Harper keeps Canadians (un)safe

by Anonymous Author When the first images emerged of mangled rail cars in the backdrop of flames roaring through downtown Lac-Mégantic, many suspected that they were witnessing the gruesome aftermath of a terrorist attack. Investigations by Transport Safety Board of

Threats to National Security: Activist vs Resource Company

By William Ray National Security. Even though we have heard the word bandied about for 60 years what does National Security substantively mean and what would actually be a threat to it? The accepted definitions of National Security all encompass