Maude Barlow speaks with Democracy Now!

From Melting Glaciers to Structural Adjustment: Maude Barlow on the Need for Water Justice Democracy Now! In the Andean highlands of South America, climate change isn’t just an abstract threat. In Bolivia, glaciers are melting at what experts say is an alarming rate as a result of rising global temperatures. We speak with Maude Barlow, head of the Council of Canadians, about the melting glaciers, ... [click title to continue]

Tar Sands Tailings Leakage Subject of NAFTA Complaint

Federal government failing to enforce fisheries law, submission allegesA coalition of environmental organizations and citizens filed a citizens’ submission today with the environmental side-body of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The submission alleges that the Canadian government is failing to enforce the anti-pollution provisions ... [click title to continue]

NDP climate change bill moves closer to becoming law

NDP news releaseThe NDP’s Climate Change Accountability Act (Bill C-311), which will commit the federal government to achieving practical, science-based greenhouse-gas reduction targets, moved one step closer to becoming law today.“It was great to see a majority of the members come together to get this passed,” said New Democrat MP Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay–Superior North), who introduced bill. ... [click title to continue]

Oil sands PR blitz anything but balanced

Simon Dyer OilSandsWatch.Org It's official: the unabashed oil sands PR blitz is in full swing. It's image, not impacts that industry is addressing, and that's a problem.CAPP, along with nine other industry associations has launched "Alberta is Energy ," a campaign complete with town hall meetings, a website and a media plan to sell oil and gas. Two recently uploaded YouTube videos highlight key messaging ... [click title to continue]

Council of Canadians taking action in Cochabamba

Council of Canadians team prepares for Cochabamba Photo: (L-R) - Anil Naidoo (Blue Planet Project Organizer), Maude Barlow (National Chairperson), Andrea Harden-Donahue (Energy Campaigner), and Brent Patterson (Director of Campaigns and Communications) will be on the ground in Cochabamba from Aptil 19-22, 2010. The climate justice movement grew dramatically in strength during the Copenhagen climate ... [click title to continue]

April 14th Vote Must Save Canada’s Climate Change Bill

The Green Party of Canada is urging all Canadians to contact their Member of Parliament and ask them to vote in favour of Bill C-311 on April 14th. This crucial vote will determine whether the bill goes to third reading; if the vote fails, this important piece of legislation will be dead. Bill C-311, the Climate Change Accountability Act, sets out science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas ... [click title to continue]

Canada Fossil Fools Day 2010

FOSSIL FOOL NOMINEES People for Climate Justice, a national coalition of concerned residents in Canada wish to announce the Fossil Fools of the Year, but who is it going to be? Please vote!People for Climate Justice has nominated several tar sands supporters, all worthy of the dubious prize. It will be a tough choice. Who really and truly is the most foolish to be tangled up in the dirty fossil fuel ... [click title to continue]

Nuclear Power in Canada

The Federal Conservative government's March budget  has a major section on “Green Jobs and Growth” but once again there is virtually nothing here that is positive or of any substance. Over 70% of the new money in this area is simply another $250 million plus to Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, which the government is planning to sell off, possibly to foreign interests. There are very small amounts ... [click title to continue]

Offsetting Resistance: The effects of foundation funding from the Great Bear Rainforest to the Athabasca River

A report by Macdonald Stainsby and Dru Oja Jaywww.offsettingresistance.caA movement is building to shut down the tar sands, one of the most destructive projects in human history. Decisions are being made about the strategies that will be used and the goals that will be pursued. But as the number of people opposing the tar sands grows larger, the number of people making the crucial decisions is getting ... [click title to continue]