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Resistance to Arctic drilling worth remembering

Resistance to Arctic drilling worth remembering

Nov 4, 2016

I’m standing between Shell and the Arctic – join me by Audrey Siegl • In June of 2015, First Nations artist and activist Audrey Siegl stood on a small boat, bravely confronting Shell’s 300-foot-tall Arctic drilling platform in Canadian waters off the coast of British Columbia on its way to the Alaskan Arctic. This is her message on why she took a stand...

A journey into the heart of darkness that is Site C Dam

A journey into the heart of darkness that is Site C Dam

Nov 4, 2016

by Bruce Mason • It’s absolutely essential to understand as much as you can about Christy Clark’s increasingly controversial Site C Dam. We’re all on the hook for nine billion, at the very least, but most likely for much more. $9,000,000,000+ for the most expensive, unnecessary and destructive project in BC’s history. Our children and grandchildren...

Brief to House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Submitted by Barrie Zwicker   • 2013 Canada Day terrorist plot was a “police-manufactured crime.” – Madam Justice Catherine Bruce of the BC Supreme Court If ever two dots needed connecting, it’s Bill C-51 and the historic judgment of the BC Supreme Court in the case of the so-called “Canada Day Terror Plot” in 2013 in Victoria. On July 29,...

Toad People World Premiere

Toad People World Premiere

Nov 3, 2016

Presented by the Wilderness Committee www.wildernesscommittee.org • Wednesday, November 30, 6:30-9PM At SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver Tickets $10 – order at toadpeople.brownpapertickets.com   What does it take to save a species? A film about hope, community and the struggle to save species at risk in BC. We are thrilled to...

Why we need a Natural Health Products Act!

Why we need a Natural Health Products Act!

Nov 3, 2016

by Citizens for Choice in Healthcare • Open letter to Prime Minister, Right Honourable Justin Trudeau; Minister of Health, Honourable Jane Philpott; and Deputy Minister of Health, Simon Kennedy I object to Health Canada’s (HC’s) proposals to classify Natural Health Products (NHPs) with prescription drugs! It is no secret in Ottawa that the pharmaceutical...

Undoing Bill C-51

Undoing Bill C-51

Oct 6, 2016

Public consultation – while flawed – a real chance to repeal unpopular Conservative legislation   INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher   • It’s here. Almost a year into their mandate, the Liberal government has finally launched its long awaited public consultation on Bill C-51, and a broad range of privacy and national security...

Site C and LNG: a tenuous relationship

Site C and LNG: a tenuous relationship

Oct 6, 2016

by Eoin Finn B.Sc., Ph.D., MBA • The relationship between the LNG industry and the Site C’s power is tenuous at best. To date, four LNG plants – LNG Canada, Kitimat LNG, Woodfibre LNG and now Pacific NorthWest LNG – have received export licenses and environmental certificates from Canada’s Governments. Only one – the small-scale Woodfibre plant...

Natural health products are not drugs

Natural health products are not drugs

Oct 6, 2016

Tell Health Canada to leave our NHPs alone   by Helen Long • Health Canada has recently launched the Consulting Canadians on the Regulation of Self-Care Products in Canada document. Previously referred to as the Consumer Health Product Framework, this document has changed dramatically since its original inception, and proposes that, in the future, many...

Canadians want climate plan, not fracked LNG

by Bruce Mason   • On October 2, when Canada’s environment ministers met in Montreal, they were made aware of how Canadians view key climate issues. Topping the list: the majority (66%) of Canadians support an effective climate plan to meet targets. The new public opinion research revealed a substantial majority of respondents (70%) believe climate...

Why Non-GMO labels don’t go far enough

Why Non-GMO labels don’t go far enough

Oct 6, 2016

GMOs and glyphosate by Jeremy Caradonna and Thierry Vrain • The total sale of products with Non-GMO labels is now in the billions and the growth of this market is certainly to be applauded. However, the Non-GMO label inadvertently shields health-conscious consumers from one of the scarier realities of the modern food system – that glyphosate, which is the...