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Canada still has no plan to address climate change

Published on July 16, 2012 by in Home

Elizabeth May The Hill Times   There is no shortage of compelling issues to discuss in a Hill Times Environmental Policy briefing.  Even listing, without describing, the catalogue of assaults on environmental law and policy by the prime minister in the last 12 months is enough to occupy the whole issue. Canada undermined global climate

 
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NDP accuses Tories of contempt over refusal to detail budget cuts

Published on June 12, 2012 by in Home

Gloria Galloway The Globe and Mail   Hours after Speaker Andrew Scheer grouped more than 800 amendments proposed by the opposition and averted a marathon voting session that could have delayed passage of Conservative budget legislation, the NDP raised a point of privilege that could prevent the bill’s progress. Opposition House Leader Nathan Cullen said

 
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Democracy Or Harper

Published on June 7, 2012 by in Home

by Don McLean View   A dozen Hamilton groups, including CATCH, have joined a massive fight against the Harper government’s omnibus budget bill that changes more than 70 pieces of legislation in one 452–page act. Cuts to environmental laws have attracted most attention, but the bill also clamps down on charities, eliminates the National Welfare

 
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New Democrats release report on C-38 public hearings

Published on June 6, 2012 by in Home

Report includes overwhelming opposition from Canadians, New Democrats taking next step NDP Press Release   OTTAWA – After numerous public consultations, New Democrats are tabling a final report that highlights concerned Canadians speaking out against the Conservative Trojan Horse budget. “The response has been overwhelming,” said NDP Finance Critic, Peggy Nash.  “Canadians expressed outrage as

 
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NDP joins “Black Out, Speak Out” campaign against C-38

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Home

Joins environmental organizations with concerns about Trojan Horse bill   NDP Press Release   OTTAWA – Today, the NDP joined the campaign Black Out, Speak Out to protest against Conservative bill C-38 which weakens our most crucial legislation on environmental protection. For the occasion, the website www.ndp.ca will be plunged into black and white to

 
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Video: Elizabeth May’s Call to Action on Bill C-38

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Home

Elizabeth May Green Party of Canada The Top 5 Reasons why C-38 will devastate Canada’s environment It repeals the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and introduces a weaker version, without a single day of hearings before the environment committee. It removes protection of endangered species and their habitat, when approving pipeline projects, by amending the Species

 
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Tell Canadian Officials Why We Shouldn’t Gut the Fisheries Act

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Home

ForestEthics   ForestEthics is blacking out its website today because our land, water and climate are all threatened by the latest federal “budget” — Budget Implementation Bill (Bill C-38). It could be a death sentence for Canada’s wild salmon and coastal wildlife. It sells out Canada’s pristine coastal waters to pave the way for Enbridge’s

 
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90 Canadian Physicians protest dangerous cuts to Refugee Health Care at MP Joe Oliver’s office

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Home

YouTube.com   Over 90 Canadian Physicians protest dangerous cuts to Refugee Health Care at MP Joe Oliver’s office on Friday, May 11, 2012. Video produced by Alex Lisman.    

 
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Defend Canada’s Democracy from Bill C-38

Published on June 2, 2012 by in Home

Kathleen J Care2 Petitions   Right now, the Federal Government is pushing through a massive budget bill (C-38) that will weaken existing environmental protections and silence the voices of Canadians who seek to defend nature. This cowardly attack on democracy must be stopped immediately. » Under the proposed bill, Ottawa will use its power to

 
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What is Harper Afraid Of?

Published on May 31, 2012 by in Home

This is the first picture in Franke James` visual essay.  Go to her website here. Don`t forget to take action!  

 
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Conservative cuts really just a “spending moratorium”

Published on May 31, 2012 by in Home

The Tale of the Kluane Lake Research Station   John Crump Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives   When is a cut not a cut? According to the Conservative Government, when it’s a “spending moratorium.” As Robert Service once rhymed, “There are strange things done ‘neath the midnight sun.” This is a tale of an important

 
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Budget bill garbage will blow back in rural Canada

Published on May 30, 2012 by in Home

Mean, ignorant EI changes undermine seasonal workers and employers’ plans. by Ish Theilheimer with YouTube video by Samantha Bayard StraightGoods.ca   The opposition likes to call Harper government’s omnibus a Trojan Horse, but that’s being way too kind. At least the horse looked cool. That’s why the Trojans took it in. This thing looks awful.

 
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Opinion: Canada’s mass firing of ocean scientists brings ‘silent summer’

Published on May 25, 2012 by in Home

Peter Ross Environmental Health Network   Editor’s Note: Canada is dismantling the nation’s entire ocean contaminants program as part of massive layoffs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Among the scientists terminated are ones who have conducted landmark research about global pollutants for decades: Peter Ross, who is among the world’s leading experts on

 
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The Gem of Canadian Science that Harper Killed

Published on May 25, 2012 by in Home

Experimental Lakes Area was world famous; its findings might have saved Canada billions.   By Andrew Nikiforuk TheTyee.ca   Over the Victoria Day weekend Canadians lost another vital national institution that quietly stood on guard for the nation’s 4 million lakes. Just as citizens flocked to their cottages and launched their boats, the government of Stephen

 
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May Clarifies Deliberately Confusing Bill C-38

Published on May 25, 2012 by in Home

Elizabeth May Green Party of Canada   OTTAWA – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands, today listed and explained the dangerous and damaging impacts that Bill C-38, the Budget Implementation Bill, will have on Canadians’ environment, health, and jobs. “As more and more people are realizing, the Harper Conservatives have packed their so-called

 
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