Harper Deals Threaten Human Rights and the Environment in Canada and China

By Maude BarlowCouncil of CanadiansFebruary 9th, 2012Prime Minister Stephen Harper is basking in the uncritical media reporting of his state visit to China. His “open for business” message has been very well received in Beijing where he has just signed a slew of trade and investment deals in energy, agriculture, and natural resources. Small wonder. The world is running out of conventional energy, ... [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]

Border Security Deal’s Ugly Twin Carries Major Energy and Environmental Implications for Canada

By Nelle Maxey  The Common Sense Canadian December 19, 2011  Harper's government officially announced in recent weeks a new Border Security deal with the US. However, little press space was given to the ugly twin of this deal - the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) and their "Joint Action Plan". The RCC was set up to "streamline" regulations in four economic sectors ... [click title to continue]

World’s poor pay for Harper’s policies

By Linda McQuaigTheStar.comDec 19 2011In a review last week of the year’s best and worst, Rex Murphy offered up his choice for the most overrated politician of the year: Stephen Harper.Speaking on the “At Issue” panel on CBC-TV’s The National, Murphy mused that the Prime Minister is not nearly as menacing a character as his enemies make him out to be: “He doesn’t have the power that they ... [click title to continue]

Secret U.S.-Canada Border Deal Hides GMO Takeover

Canada-U.S. Regulatory Co-operation Council under border deal coverage would put Canada under draconian Food Safety Modernization Act, fast track GMO approval. By Aaron Dykes Infowars.com December 3, 2011 Our report sounding the alarm that Obama and Harper’s secretive border deal, due to be signed next week, would be used to fast track GMO acceptance has been confirmed. The details have been ... [click title to continue]

The Harper Offensive: Selling Tar Sands to Europe and the USA

Martin LukacsCanadian DimensionNovember 29th 2011In the halls of power in Europe and the United States, well out of sight of Canadians, the Harper government has been waging a diplomatic and political war over the energy future of North America.The Alberta tar sands are the centrepiece of Harper’s Canadian energy agenda, and he and his Conservative government have spared no effort in protecting and ... [click title to continue]

Canada Wins 1st and 2nd Place Fossils – Threatens, Insults

CAN InternationalNovember 28 2011 Durban, South Africa – The first day of the United Nations climate change negotiations started off badly for Canada. It earned the First Place Fossil of the Day for failing to support a Second Commitment Period for the Kyoto Protocol, and abandoning even its current participation in Kyoto.It also took Second Place Fossil for insulting the Least Developed Countries, ... [click title to continue]

Conservative free trade agenda low on jobs, environmental protection

Council of CanadiansNovember 15, 2011Free trade agreements with Panama and Jordan, legislation for which was announced today by International Trade Minister Ed Fast, will have little effect on jobs or the economy while putting Panamanian workers, Indigenous peoples and environmental protections at risk, says the Council of Canadians and MiningWatch Canada."The amount of trade Canada does with either ... [click title to continue]

‘It’s insane': Feds invest heavily in AECL even as they sell off reactor division

By Jason FeketePostmedia NewsSeptember 27, 2011 This is a July 8, 2009 handout photo from Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. The federal Conservative government tossed more than $183 million into Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. in the first three months of the fiscal year — nearly double the total annual budget — even as it was selling off the nuclear reactor division for just $15 million, plus royalties. Photograph ... [click title to continue]