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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...

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,...

Issues that demand connection and action

Issues that demand connection and action

Nov 3, 2016

Connecting the dots by Bruce Mason • Corporate media may be denying or ignoring their existence, but the world is awash in unprecedented, existential crises: from Syria to Standing Rock, global climate tipping points, to so-called trade deals that enable greedy elites to prevent action, from international anti-nuclear arms initiatives, to the ugly, unwelcome...

Let’s mark Canada’s 150th birthday by establishing a Department of Peace

Let’s mark Canada’s 150th birthday by establishing a Department of Peace

Nov 3, 2016

by Canadian Peace Initiative • Canada has a proud history of peacekeeping. Now, more than ever, we need Canada to take leadership and open the road to peace for the rest of the world. The call is out to establish a Department of Peace on our 150th birthday. We have the opportunity to bring a beacon of light to the fragile state of our planet, racked by war,...

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...

Making internet access more costly

Making internet access more costly

Nov 2, 2016

ISP tax would make internet even more expensive for Canadians   INDEPENDENT MEDIA by David Christopher   • At OpenMedia, we cover a wide range of digital rights issues so we’ve really seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to policy proposals over the years. And this one’s a doozy: Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is...

Food security – It’s important for humans and other animals

Food security – It’s important for humans and other animals

Nov 2, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki   • As leaves change colour and drop from trees, and a chill in the air signals the approach of winter, many of us are thinking of the hearty soups and dishes that will warm our bellies. Not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy such thoughts. About four million Canadians – including more than a million children – lack...

The predator we need to control is us!

The predator we need to control is us!

Oct 6, 2016

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki   • Humans are the world’s top predator. The way we fulfil this role is often mired in controversy, from factory farming to trophy hunting to predator control. The latter is the process governments use to kill carnivores like wolves, coyotes and cougars to stop them from hunting threatened species like caribou –...

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...