Want to know how to deal with the irresponsible refusal by the organizers of the so-called Munk Debate to cancel their invitation to former Trump election strategist Steve Bannon to come to Canada and spew his racist dreck around our country? Follow the example of Jason Kenney! In most circumstances,Continue reading
From his latest: The government, however, has sent unmistakable signals that it wants a crackdown. Recent federal budgets have provided the CRA with an additional $13 million in special funding to undertake such audits at a time when the government was slashing the CRA’s budget by $250 million over threeContinue reading
A brief note on an otherwise uneventful Saturday. There has been no new material added to the Ethical Oil website since September 10th. The same thing applies to their twitter feed. Furthermore, most of the people that took over from creators Ezra Levant and Alykhan Velshi seem to have left theContinue reading
He flew briefly with the Angels, decided that evil paid better. Some background here on Velshi’s brief stint at TAF.Continue reading
Tanker disaster.jpg Jim Hoggan, DeSmogBlog co-founder and president, has an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun today discussing the "ethical oil" crowd's attacks on democracy in the Enbridge Northern Gateway public hearings. Head over to the Vancouver Sun to read it: "Who gets a say in our democracy?" Here is anContinue reading
hamish marshall and stephen harper.jpg As the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project Joint Review Panel begins hearing over 4,000 comments submitted by community members, First Nations, governments, and environmental groups, the tar sands front group EthicalOil.org has launched its latest PR offensive in support of the pipeline. OurDecision.ca, the new astroturf adContinue reading
* Yesterday I posted a clip from Power & Politics where EthicalOil.org’s spokesperson Kathryn Marshall happily sprayed paranoid, inflammatory rhetoric around the room about how “environmentalists” who are speaking out against the Northern Gateway Pipeline are funded by “foreign” interests while clamming up about whether or not her group getsContinue reading
Hey Aly baby, can you spare a job? Alykhan Velshi has lived a charmed life. He’s been the go-to guy for Conservative causes. He’s been richly rewarded for his support of Harper’s agenda. He’s a staunch climate change denier. He even helped initiate the whole crazy Ethical Oil ruse. HarperContinue reading
Ethical Oil? If you have been paying any attention to Canadian politics on Twitter or have tuned into any of the Sun Media outlets over the past few days, you will have undoubtably noticed that the greenwashing website “Ethical Oil” has launched the Great Canadian Banana Boycott. Reacting to theContinue reading
David Suzuki.png By David Suzuki (originally published on the David Suzuki Foundation website) Who is influencing Canada's resource priorities? In a puzzling appeal to anti-American sentiment, some industry supporters claim that U.S. foundations are threatening Canadian policy by donating money to environmental groups here. These arguments have appeared in publications such asContinue reading
Velshi’s the one to the left.
This cat has at least nine lives. The huge FAIL of the ‘ethical oil’ scam hasn’t stopped Stephen Harper from rewarding failure once again.Continue reading
EthicalOil.org’s new spokesperson, Kathryn Marshall, authored an insulting piece this week on the Huffington Post titled "Care About Women's Rights? Support Eth…Continue reading
…or does TAF work for him? After several hundred words of the same old, same old, ex Tar Sands shill Alykhan Velshi slaps this at the end of his Huff Post piece:Alykhan Velshi is on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, …Continue reading
…on Ethical Oil, is replaced by Tory Blogger. Not to suggest causality, but I would note that the Harper government, after huffing and puffing a bit over the Canadian Value of Free Speech, seems to have decided against taking public action over…Continue reading
The controversial Ethical Oil ads, which enjoyed an exclusive run on the Oprah Winfrey Network at the end of August, have earned a new enemy: the …Continue reading
This and that for your weekend reading.- As I’d suspected, the Cons are making clear that the kind of behaviour that would get any mere civil servant fired on the spot will be treated as entirely unobjectionable in a parliamentary secretary like Bob De…Continue reading
There have been a number a number of media pieces on the Ethical Oil Institute. They all ref this detailed post at Deep Climate, so that’s probably the best place to start. DC’s unsurprising bottom line is that the EOI is&nbs…Continue reading
I just don't know where to begin.
I can't find my words because I respect you so much. You're a woman pioneer who has done much to advance the st…
Assorted content for your weekend reading.
– Canada’s Prime Minister is openly advocating for the use of soldiers over mere books or arguments as a means of persuasion. Which of course means it’s time to start making jokes about Thomas Mulcair.
– Sp…Continue reading
Whenever I read or hear another right-winger whine about the CBC or the ‘liberal media’, I laugh out loud. Witness CBC’s Mark Gollom’s propaganda on behalf of Alykhan Velshi and the tar sands, bravely but dubiously taking down five of Daryl Hannah…Continue reading