Canada’s Climate Change Policies a Sham – Report

Linton NightingaleClimate Action3 August 2011The effectiveness of climate change policies put forward by the Canadian government has been wildly overestimated, according to a government-appointed think tank.The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), responsible for the analysis of governmental climate change policies, published their analytical response last week and in the ... [click title to continue]

Bureaucrats urged Kent to take global warming seriously

By Mike De SouzaPostmedia NewsAugust 1, 2011 “Climate change is the most serious environmental issue facing the world today and carries with it significant impacts on human health and safety, the economy, natural resources, and ecosystems in Canada and throughout the world,” say the briefing notes, which were prepared for Environment Minister Peter Kent. Peter Kent OTTAWA — Global warming is ... [click title to continue]

Canada being sued for NAFTA violation by private American wind energy company

Local procurement rules in Ontario Green Energy Act threatened. July 21, 2011An Texan wind power firm is taking advantage of a NAFTA clause that lets companies sue the Canadian government if provinces do not comply with the agreement. Shawn McCarthy of the Globe and Mail explains why the Ontario Green Energy Act is being targeted, and what the Ontario Liberals are doing to defend it."Ontario's ... [click title to continue]

Groups urge provincial governments to clarify outcome of ministers meeting and support clean energy

Climate Action Network CanadaJuly 20, 2011(Ottawa) As premiers gather today at the annual Council of the Federation meeting, leading non-governmental groups from across the country are calling on provinces to clarify their support for the Kananaskis energy minister’s national energy plan. This plan included using a scenario for energy demand that would spur catastrophic levels of global warming as ... [click title to continue]

Cooking up a National Energy Strategy in Kananaskis

Will ministers let oil industry dictate the recipe? And thumb their nose at the world? By Matt Price July 16, 2011 Here's a puzzler for you:Why are both the oil industry and the Alberta Government, who usually use the word "Ottawa" as an insult, suddenly calling for a national energy strategy? The provincial and federal energy ministers gather today in Kananaskis, Alberta, and on ... [click title to continue]

National Energy Board: Captured Regulator?

What happens when watchdog becomes lapdog? By Andrew NikiforukTheTyee.caJune 17, 2011 The Economist magazine once described "regulatory capture" as a simple case of a gamekeeper behaving like a poacher.Whenever industry captures the power of the state to foster private goals (and it's an occupation older than prostitution), regulators get captured and corruption surely follows.And that's now a big ... [click title to continue]

Canada on Secret Oil Offensive: Documents

Foreign ministry's tar sands team rebranding Alberta oil in Europe By  Martin Lukacs The Dominion May 25, 2011   Clayton Thomas-Mueller from the Indigenous Environmental Network during a protest against the Alberta tar sands in London, England, in 2009 – part of the "resurgence of highly critical public campaigns" that the foreign ministry's secret team is monitoring. Photo: Mike ... [click title to continue]

The ongoing evil of asbestos exports

Murray Dobbin's Blog May 15, 2011   The ongoing fight to get this country to ban the export of the world’s deadliest industrial material has finally reached the Comedy Network and Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. The sheer absurdity of pretending that chrysotile asbestos can be used safely caught the eye of the popular show and they recently did a five minute segment, ridiculing ... [click title to continue]

Trading on Thin Air

New Feature Documentary Just Released Nationwide on Hulu and Rodgers Cable in Canada. Trading on Thin Air explains the methods used by the financial oligarchy in the past to extract the wealth of the nation and shows how the same strategy is being used today to subvert a movement for conservation and sustainability and harness it in order to create the next big bubble.From huge investments to influence ... [click title to continue]