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Premier Clark abandons promise to ban cosmetic pesticides – now promises to regulate

Published on February 23, 2013 by

  By Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer West Coast Environmental Law   On Wednesday, Feb 20th, the Provincial Government issued a press release stating (among other things) that it was introducing changes to BC’s Integrated Pest Management Act (hat tip to Kathryn Seeley at the Canadian Cancer Society for directing my attention to this): The proposed amendments to

 
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The breezy option has become a serious power source

Published on February 22, 2013 by

A pump jack works in front of a wind farm in Southwestern Ontario in this photo from July, 2012. (Randall Moore/The Globe and Mail) ROBERT HORNUNG The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Feb. 22 2013, 7:39 AM EST Ontario will have shut down 17 of 19 coal-fired power plants by the end of this year. By

 
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Idle no more on Al Jazeera January 29

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  Forum on the reason of the Idle no more movement on life stream Al Jazeera.    

 
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Leaking Nuclear Sludge Could Threaten Columbia River

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  News that a storage tank at a shuttered federal nuclear facility in Washington state is leaking radioactive sludge has raised fears that the toxic stew could reach the Columbia River as a U.S. cleanup effort drags on. “The great concern is these tanks have the most dangerous waste of all,” said Brett VandenHeuvel, executive

 
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Eradicating ecocide: why business leaders must step up to the challenge

Published on February 22, 2013 by

    Eradicating ecocide could create conditions for business to flourish, but company leaders often offer knee-jerk response to environment campaigners   Resemary Randall Guardian.co.uk     The Eradicating Ecocide website carries an appeal for a modern day Charles Grant to come forward. Grant was an 18th century chairman of the British East India Company and a

 
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Movement Against Ecocide

Published on February 22, 2013 by

    There are people such as Earth lawyers who are trying to protect the Earth and calling for the establishment of rights for the planet. On February 12th, 2013, several people came to Hult and gave a presentation on the idea of “Ecocide”. Polly Higgins, author of “Lawyer and Earth”, and other members shared their

 
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Letters to Canada: the video the Canadian Government didn’t want the Human Rights Tribunal to see.

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  On February 25, 2013, the Canadian Government appears before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to answer allegations that it is discriminating against First Nations children by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services on reserve. Children and young people from across Canada prepared this video so that the Tribunal could understand why this case

 
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Canada to appear before human rights tribunal

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  Greg Horn KhanawakeNews.com The Canadian government will be appearing before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on a human rights complaint filed by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada (Caring Society). The complaint was filed in 2007 citing discriminatory practices related to child and family services and the funding of these

 
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The Algonquin Nation’s Presentation to the Members Committee to Examine Matters Relating to the Accession of Quebec to Sovereignty

Published on February 22, 2013 by

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Franco Nevada chairman’s approach to mining alarming

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  SOURCE: Tsilhqot’in National Government Royalty system promotes low-grade bad mines that threaten First Nations WILLIAMS LAKE, BC, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – Unprofitable low-grade mines that scare away banks and might normally be unviable are getting support because private royalty investment companies can still score strong profits from them – even if no one else makes

 
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TPP: New Acronym, Same Secrecy

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  Elizabeth May MP, Green Party of Canada The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive free trade and investment agreement under negotiation by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. I am concerned the TPP will undermine the ability of our government to perform effectively. More

 
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Pipeline industry pushed environmental changes made in omnibus bill, documents show

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  Heather Schoffield Canadian Press   When the Harper government included a radical overhaul of the Navigable Waters Protection Act in the last omnibus bill, outsiders scratched their heads and wondered out loud where that idea had come from. Documents obtained through the Access to Information Act show it came, in part, from the pipeline

 
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Sustainable Development: The Charest government severely judged

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  Paul Journet LaPresse   [translated from French] (Québec) The Liberal government of Quebec Jean Charest reiterated that harvested the most money possible from its mineral resources, but he had no way of knowing, because he did not make a cost-benefit analysis, same summary. This is revealed in the report of the Sustainable Development Commissioner Jean Cinq-Mars, released

 
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Shear Diamonds misses NIRB report deadline

Published on February 22, 2013 by

  CBC News North The Nunavut Impact Review Board still hasn’t heard from Shear Diamonds, owner of the abandoned Jericho diamond mine. The company shuttered the Jericho diamond mine site last September due to declining diamond prices. Shear Diamonds bought the Jericho mine site in 2010 after the previous owners went bankrupt. A federal inspection

 
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Question Period Feb 14, 2013: Megan on President Obama’s Climate Change

Published on February 22, 2013 by

   

 
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