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July-August 2017

Canadians need better protection from oil sands cleanup liabilities

The future for oil sands mining is uncertain at best, but companies must account for the social and environmental costs now

Jodi McNeill@jodi_lm3

This year, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. Ours is a country of rich history—but not all Canadian stories are told equally. In this special report, This tackles 13 issues—one per province and territory—that have yet to be addressed and resolved by our country in a century and a half Canada’s oil sands have long been a lightning rod […] More »

The silver lining of the darkening economic clouds

Michelle Ervin

Forecasts of a coming economic storm may not be far off in light of the recent frenzied trading of frightened investors. Although this would bring further turmoil on a global scale, it would also create a perfect storm for profound change. The Euro zone has so far been unable to extract itself from a debt […] More »

EcoChamber #18: Canada's crumbling Copenhagen climate countdown

emily hunter

It was the largest lobbying event on climate change in Canadian history: thousands of Canadians from across the country united on Parliament Hill last Saturday as part of the 350 International Day of Climate Action to demand leadership on the issue. Yet our government will hold off on making its decision to prevent catastrophic global […] More »
July-August 2009

How the Green Party is skewing Canadian elections

Bruce M. Hicks

Another B.C. election has passed, and the Liberals under Premier Gordon Campbell were able to hold on to power, but it was hard to tell at times which party stood where on the issues and the political spectrum. The environment was a central issue in this election, but it played out in a way that […] More »

EcoChamber #14: Science Fiction and Fact collide in Alberta's tar sands

emily hunter

[This is part two of a three-part series of posts Emily is writing on the tar sands. Last week’s post is here.] It’s scary sometimes how science fiction can parallel with reality. The Tar Sands dilemma has come to do just that. As we seek to find a solution to our intensive emissions, here in […] More »