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Andrew Nikiforuk
Yaneer Bar-Yam

This may be something the entire environmental movement should be campaigning about -- both because it's a logical anti-COVID strategy and because it would get us more quickly back to a place where we can mobilize against other onrushing eco-disasters.        -- Gene McGuckin

8 Jan 2021

Pandemic expert urges a bold shift as highly infectious variant raises the stakes.

Canadians have a clear and urgent choice to make this month as two highly transmissible variants of COVID-19 now sweep across the globe.

Sharon J. Riley
A new report confirms what communities close to the Alberta oilsands have long suspected: tailings ponds are leaking and toxic fluids are making their way into groundwater and tributaries of the Athabasca River. Photo: Todd Korol / Cavan Images

Dec 14, 2020

A years-long international investigation has found ‘scientifically valid evidence’ the massive pits that store toxic waste in the oilsands are leaking, leaving Albertans wondering who’s going to clean them up

There are more than a trillion litres of toxic oilsands waste stored in tailings ponds near Alberta’s Athabasca River — and they’re leaking.

Bay of Quinte Green Party of Ontario

Dec 6, 2020

For the launch of the Bay of Quinte Green Party of Ontario Speaker Series we were so happy to have as our Inaugural guest speaker Dimitri Lascaris. He spoke on Fiscal Conservatism and how it is failing us in the fight against this pandemic and climate change.

Dimitri starts speaking about 7 minutes into the recording. 

Here is the video link:

Vancouver Island Water Watch Coalition
10th December 2020
New Blockade to Halt Road-Building New or Updated
Rain4est Flying Squad Deploys New Blockade to Halt Road-Building into the Last Ancient Forests of Bugaboo Creek

rain4est flyingsquad Dec 8

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Chrystia Freeland

Dec. 2, 2020

Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is receiving mixed reviews for the green components of a Fall Economic Statement that includes $5,000 grants to help households fund energy retrofits, a $150-million boost for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure, nearly $4 billion over 10 years for a list of nature-based climate solutions, and a promise of permanent funding for public transit systems.

Jessica Corbett
Environmental and Indigenous activists welcomed a move by the Michigan governor Friday to shut down the Line 5 pipelines. (Photo: Jeffness/CC)

November 13, 2020

"Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable risk of a catastrophic oil spill in the Great Lakes that could devastate our economy and way of life."

Environmental and Indigenous activists celebrated Friday after Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took action to shut down the decades-old Enbridge Line 5 oil and natural gas pipelines that run under the Straits of Mackinac, narrow waterways that connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan—two of the Great Lakes.

Group Statement

For Immediate Release

(le français suit)

November 10, 2020 - Ottawa, ON (Unceded Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory) – Today, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) announces it is launching a lawsuit against RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki. The BCCLA is suing the RCMP Commissioner for inexcusable delays preventing the release of a civilian watchdog report into RCMP spying on Indigenous and climate advocates.  


Peter McCartney

October 30th, 2020

Wind howls in my ears. My fingers are numb. It’s midnight and I’m on top of Pink Mountain, near Mile 147 of the Alaska Highway in northeastern British Columbia. As I look out into the night, dozens of gas plants light up the horizon. This is fracking country.

Primary author Mitchell Beer
oil refinery - skeeze / Pixabay

OCTOBER 9, 2020

A top communications and government relations firm led by long-time Conservative Party strategist Jaime Watt developed a confidential plan to undercut support for the federal Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) by convincing Canadians that “fighting climate change is a losing battle,” according to leaked documents released this week by Greenpeace Canada.


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