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]

Canada’s Largest Environmental Lawsuit a Victory

Ontario court rules Vale must pay $36 M to Port Colborne residentsBy Tracy GlynnThe Dominion -—Almost 10 years after Wilfred Pearson, a retired truck driver from Port Colborne, Ontario, signed his name as the lead plaintiff to the largest environmental class action lawsuit filed in Canadian history, the verdict is in—and it is in his favour. Port Colborne ... [click title to continue]

Environmental crime scene in Regina

Written by Hunter ActUp in SaskatchewanMarch 3 was the day the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) held its annual meeting in Toronto. RBC is the largest financier of the environmentally devastating Alberta Tar Sands project. Since 2007 the RBC has extended over $14.3 billion (USD) in credit to companies operating in the Alberta Tar Sands. The tar sands operation currently uses 350 billion litres of water annually, ... [click title to continue]