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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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Health Canada expands power with the Wookey decision

Health Canada expands power with the Wookey decision

Oct 6, 2016

The noose tightens   by Shawn Buckley   • Many of the broad powers that created concern years ago with Bill C-51 are now law in the Food and Drugs Act. The only saving grace is they do not yet apply to natural health products because of the public backlash that readers like you created during the Bill C-51 fight. Eventually, I predict the broad...