daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: NEP what? Trudeau Liberals dominate Oil Capital Fort McMurray

TweetPreliminary results from last week’s Fort McMurray-Athabasca by-election show that federal Liberal candidate Kyle Harrietha dominated in the industrial capital of Canada’s oil economy. According to an initial breakdown of the results by polling station, Mr. Harrietha earned 46% of the votes cast (2,560 votes) in the northern region the riding on June 30, 2014, which includes the Municipal District of Wood ...

Alberta Diary: What happens now that we know there really is a cancer cluster in Fort Chip? Nothing?

Greenpeace Canada info-graphic showing connections among the far-right Conservative Party of Canada activists behind the so-called Ethical Oil Institute. Below: Dr. James Talbot; Dr. John O’Connor; Ezra Levant. Alberta’s chief medical officer has now confirmed that statistics released a couple of weeks ago indicate there really is a cancer cluster in Fort Chipewyan, a predominantly ...

Alberta Diary: The ‘Petroleum Party’ in full cry about Neil Young: what are they afraid of? Not what Northwestern Alberta doctors fear

Neil Young: Giving as good as he’s been getting during an all-out attack by the Petroleum Party. Below: Dr. John O’Connor, vilified by the hirelings, toadies and pet legislators of the petroleum industry; Edmonton Journal reporter Sheila Pratt. Here in Alberta, the Petroleum Party dominates everything – the federal government, the provincial government, the government ...

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Neil Young, the oil sands and shifting political loyalties in Fort McMurray

TweetPundits from across the country are waxing and waning over comments made by rock n’ roll icon Neil Young about Canada’s oil sands. Mr. Young’s inarticulate criticisms of the oil sands (and comparing Fort McMurray to Hiroshima) have not helped the discussion around the impact of natural resource development in Canada, but he does deserve some credit for raising ...

This is my SOS to the world

A tiny community called out to world.  And the world answered.  Foreign aid arrived in Canada courtesy environmental organizations which, if you’ll remember, dear Reader, are “radical groups” with “radical agendas” trying to “derail” the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. Our radical agenda, backed by independent science, demands acknowledgement that the continued expansion of the tarsands ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Photo Essay on Canada’s Filthy Tar Sands – This Is Why Keystone XL Must Be Stopped

Tar Sands by Robert van Waarden.png Robert van Waarden, an excellent photographer and friend of DeSmogBlog, has compiled this great visual essay on Canada’s filthy tar sands to show people just a few of the reasons why the disastrous Keystone XL pipeline must be rejected by the Obama administration.  Robert’s photos are accompanied by quotes ...

Environmental Law Alert Blog: Meeting the tar sands face-to-face

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Recently, West Coast Staff Lawyer, Josh Paterson, was invited to participate in a trip to the tar sands, and to Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta for meetings with people affected by tar sands development. We had been asked to come so that we could brief people on legal questions in relation ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Premier Stelmach Places Conditions on Fort Chip Visit

Premier Ed Stelmach has delayed his visit to Fort Chipewyan. Before traveling to the hamlet and listening to the health concerns of residents, the Premier is now requiring the community’s leadership to sign on to the parameters of a baseline health study. However, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation — the second largest First Nations’ community ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Premier Stelmach Places Conditions on Fort Chip Visit

Premier Ed Stelmach has delayed his visit to Fort Chipewyan. Before traveling to the hamlet and listening to the health concerns of residents, the Premier is now requiring the community’s leadership to sign on to the parameters of a baseline health study. However, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation — the second largest First Nations’ community ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Premier Stelmach Places Conditions on Fort Chip Visit

Premier Ed Stelmach has delayed his visit to Fort Chipewyan. Before traveling to the hamlet and listening to the health concerns of residents, the Premier is now requiring the community’s leadership to sign on to the parameters of a baseline health study. However, the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation — the second largest First Nations’ community ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Levant on Fort Chip Health Concerns

Last night, Ezra Levant and Ben West of the Wilderness Committee debated the ethics of the Alberta Oilsands in front of a packed house in Vancouver. During the debate, as he also does in his book Ethical Oil, Levant dismissed the health concerns of Fort Chipewyan residents by calling Dr. John O’Connor “a liar” and ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Levant on Fort Chip Health Concerns

Last night, Ezra Levant and Ben West of the Wilderness Committee debated the ethics of the Alberta Oilsands in front of a packed house in Vancouver. During the debate, as he also does in his book Ethical Oil, Levant dismissed the health concerns of Fort Chipewyan residents by calling Dr. John O’Connor “a liar” and ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Levant on Fort Chip Health Concerns

Last night, Ezra Levant and Ben West of the Wilderness Committee debated the ethics of the Alberta Oilsands in front of a packed house in Vancouver. During the debate, as he also does in his book Ethical Oil, Levant dismissed the health concerns of Fort Chipewyan residents by calling Dr. John O’Connor “a liar” and ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach Promises to Visit Fort Chipewyan

Premier Stelmach is going to Fort Chipewyan.This comes after members of the advocacy group Stand With Fort Chipewyan and Fort Chipewyan elders personally delivered a plane ticket to Stelmach today, requesting the Premier visit the community and listen to the health concerns of residents directly.Money for the ticket was raised as part of a `Send ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: Stand With Fort Chipewyan at the Alberta Legislature

Stand With Fort Chipewyan will be at the Alberta Legislature today presenting Premier Ed Stelmach an open-ended, round trip ticket to Fort Chipewyan, Alberta so he can listen to residents directly about their health concerns. The ticket was purchased during a 48 hour fund-raising campaign launched by the advocacy group, which is based out of ...

Straight Outta Edmonton: The Strombo Show Profiles Fort Chip Health Issues

Watch last night’s Strombo Show, where host George Stroumboulopoulos discusses public health concerns in Fort Chipewyan and talks to former Mikisew Cree Chief George Poitras. Starts at 4:30 mark. According to Strombo, public health concerns in Fort Chipewyan are a HEALTH ISSUE, not a PARTISAN DISCUSSION. We’re legitimately concerned with the impacts tailings ponds have ...