Canada’s Committment to Developing the Tar Sands

By John W. WarnockMay 29, 2012 Over the past few weeks politicians and the mass media have been ranting about the development of the Alberta tar sands. Thomas Mulcair, the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP), and a number of left leaning economists have argued that the massive investment in the development of the oil industry in Canada has been giving Canada a dose of the Dutch ... [click title to continue]

Harper and the Environment are Like Oil and Water

By Maude BarlowCouncil of CanadiansFriday, May 18th, 2012 The Harper government is waging war on Canada’s freshwater.We didn’t start with a strong record. Our national water laws are out-dated, we don’t properly enforce the ones we have and we chronically underfund source water and watershed protection. And consecutive governments refuse to consider the effect on freshwater when creating economic, ... [click title to continue]