Left Over: Mikey Doesn’t Like It…

  Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt quits NDP Harcourt let membership lapse over many issues including the party’s opposition to carbon tax CBC News Posted: Apr 01, 2014 8:10 AM PT Last Updated: Apr 01, 2014 8:10 AM PT   Have to agree with Mike, in principle,  although my membership lapsed years

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The Canadian Progressive: CETA: EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans

Note: CETA negotiations continue in Brussels today (May 6) through at least Wednesday. By: Council of Canadians | Press Release: Amsterdam/Brussels/Ottawa – The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas

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The Canadian Progressive: First Nation demands resignation of Alberta Energy Regulator chair, ex-Big Oil exec Gerry Protti

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is demanding the resignation of Gerry Protti, the newly-appointed chair of Alberta Energy Regulator, a new agency charged with monitoring environmental issues. The ACFN is concerned that, under Protti’s leadership, the agency will prioritize advancing the interests of the oil, gas and

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The Canadian Progressive: Clean energy progress too slow to limit climate change, says report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  An annual report by International Energy Agency (IEA) says the development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit climate change. “The drive to clean up the world’s energy system has stalled,” said aid Maria van der Hoeven, the IEA’s executive director, during the presentation of the report

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Orange Blood

I bet you think this is about the NDP Leadership convention. Think again. This weekend I got to attend a convention of my own. A genuine Women’s Convention of closely related Sistah’s.  Blood related, tightly knit group of women, congregating in Chemainus.  A town of history, artistry… Grace. We meet

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Tanker Safety

There is much talk these days about the safety of transporting bitumen via tankers in the Douglas Channel and out into Hecate Straight.  The proponentspimps of the project insist that technology is just wonderful and there will be the utmost care taken to avoid the unthinkable, a catastrophic spill on

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Crudities

EthicalOil. Ezra. Shares an address in Toronto with Tony Clement. Minister of Gazebo’s in Muskoka. From a website in the archives…  02/ 19/ 04 12:21 pm Fourteen Canadian Alliance Councillors say: “CHOOSE  TONY” Fourteen members of the former Canadian Alliance National  Council released a statement today, declaring their support for

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Canada’s Energy Future

     Pressure mounts in the Media, as Canadian Petroleum Producers bombard us with propaganda to forcefeed the Northern Gateway Pipeline and it’s associated Tanker traffic in the most dangerous and pristine water ways in the world.  Across Canada, you are being told by the Press that the majority of British

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Jymn’s half-assed Predictions for 2012

Occupy will stay underground and grow its infrastructure and goals. More and more organizations and individuals will pledge allegiance to the movement. The media will interpret this lack of visibility to the failure of Occupy and continue to treat supporters as dirty fucking hippies. The year of Occupy will have

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Welcome to Harperland

How we embraced hate. I was watching the CBC News this morning, Suhana Meharchand was the host.  Talking about Attawapiskat, she interviewed NDP/MP Charlie Angus.  Hostilely, she asked him, “What would you do if you were Minister?  Throw money at the problem?”  His reply showed unflappable professionalism, indicating that he

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