Climate Justice, environment

Oil executive son’s testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel

  Carrie Saxifrage Posted: Feb 20th, 2012 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/2012/02/20/oil-executive-sons-testimony-prince-rupert-northern-gateway-pipeline The most moving moment of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel hearings in Prince Rupert which wrapped up Saturday were spoken by Lee Brian, the 26-year-old son of an oil executive. Here is an excerpt of his speech: My oral evidence today comes in the form of a story,… Continue reading Oil executive son’s testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel

environment, Events

Fight Back against #MegaQuarry Open Mine Pit near #Orangeville

First Nations are fighting back in solidarity with farmers and ranchers in the Orangeville area to stop the Mega Quarry Open Mine Pit. This quarry is privately backed by a U.S. hedge fund, and will decimate the crops, water supply, and wildlife. For a better picture of the extent of this mine, imagine digging a… Continue reading Fight Back against #MegaQuarry Open Mine Pit near #Orangeville

environment, public education

#Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations

Unofficial tentative list of organizations whose funding has been cut or ended by the Harper government, including government agencies that supported civil society groups. * *Organizations/ watchdogs whose staff have been fired, forced out, publically maligned, or who have resigned in protest: * ·          Canada Firearms Program (Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak,… Continue reading #Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations

Climate Justice, environment, sustainability

Why Scrapping the #Toronto #Plastic Bag Tax would be a Step in the Wrong Direction

In case you haven't already heard, Rob Ford is considering an end to the plastic bag tax.  I guess ending the war on car wasn't going fast enough, so he decided to end the war on poorly made plastics too.  According to a recent Sun Article, "the mayor’s office had received several calls and e-mails… Continue reading Why Scrapping the #Toronto #Plastic Bag Tax would be a Step in the Wrong Direction

Climate Justice, environment, public education

National First Nations Women’s Speakers Tour on Tar Sands in #Toronto

Wednesday, October 27, 7pm - 9pm Sidney Smith Hall, room 2118 100 St. George Street University of Toronto, St. George Campus Featured Speakers: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Dene from the Athbasca Chipewyan First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada. Eriel is currently employed with the Rainforest Action Network as the Freedom From Oil Campaigner in… Continue reading National First Nations Women’s Speakers Tour on Tar Sands in #Toronto

Climate Justice, environment

Clearcut blamed in First Nation flooding

KINGCOME INLET — Clearcut logging and a receding glacier were pinpointed Tuesday as probable contributors to a devastating flood which swept through the remote First Nations community of Kingcome Inlet last month. Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan and First Nations leaders, who converged on the village to take a first hand look at the damage,… Continue reading Clearcut blamed in First Nation flooding