Climate skeptics gathering influence in Tory Senate seats

BY MIKE DE SOUZAPost Media NewsJanuary 21, 2012 Sen. M. LeBreton (R) pins new Conservative Sen. Bert Brown Some of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s newly-appointed senators are emerging as global-warming skeptics in the wake of aggressive government positions to abandon the Kyoto Protocol, slam environmentalists and downplay potential damage caused by Canadian oil and gas exploration.“I felt ... [click title to continue]

Stephen Harper and the Big Oil Party of Canada

By Murray DobbinJanuary 17, 2012Where will you be and what will you be doing when the first giant oil tanker, (there will be two plying the waters every three days) carrying over 200,000 gallons of tar sands goop diluted with solvent, spills its load into the pristine waters of the northern BC coast? We often remember catastrophic events by recalling exactly what we were doing and where we were when ... [click title to continue]

What’s radical about the controversy over Northern Gateway?

By Jim HardingNo NukesJanuary 17, 2012The Syrian regime blames its domestic uprising on “foreign-supported terrorists”. The Harper regime joins the international chorus condemning Syria’s suppression of the democracy activists. Then the Harper regime blames “foreign-funded environmentalists” for trying to stop Canadian jobs from Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. The oppositional activists, ... [click title to continue]

David Suzuki: Northern Gateway pipeline project is about profits versus environment

By David Suzuki January 10, 2012  The battle lines are drawn, and Northern B.C.’s pristine wilderness is the latest front. With hearings underway into the proposed $5.5-billion, dual 1,172-kilometre Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project to transport bitumen from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat and imported condensate to dilute it from the coast back to Alberta, the ... [click title to continue]

Unethical oil and its friends

By IanThe Real StoryJanuary 7, 2012A year ago Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel announced a new foreign partner for its Northern Gateway Pipeline project.Daniels told a meeting in Whistler, BC that Sinopec, China’s second largest oil company, was investing an undisclosed amount in the pipeline approval process in return for a guaranteed place on the pipeline and the right to pony up for an equity stake in ... [click title to continue]

Canada: Climate Criminal

By Rex WeylerGreen Peace InternationalJanuary 4, 2012 At the dawn of the 21st century a new political regime has transformed Canada from global hero – once standing up for peace, people, and nature – to global criminal, plunging into war, eroding civil rights, and destroying environments.What happened to Canada? Oil. And not just any oil, but the world’s dirtiest, most destructive oil. Canada’s ... [click title to continue]

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Canada’s Failure on Climate Change

By Maude BarlowCouncil of Canadians December 26th, 2011The biggest story of 2011 for me was the national and international attention given to the environmental dangers of Canada’s tar sands, and the failure of the Harper government to meet our obligations to combat climate change. Until this year, most criticism of Canada’s climate policy was restricted to Canadian and some international environmentalists. ... [click title to continue]