(Globe & Mail) – The RCMP says police have arrested two people in Canada in connection with a plot to bomb a Via Rail passenger train in the Toronto area.
The alleged conspiracy was “an al-Qaeda-supported” plot, Assistant Commissioner James Malizia told reporters.
The two accused are Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, of Montreal and Raed Jaser, [...]
Justin Trudeau, son of former PM, named new leader of Liberal Party of Canada, promising “positive politics” and change.
Liberal Party of Canada has chosen rising political star Justin Trudeau to lead the party as it seeks to rebound from a major defeat at the polls in 2011.
Forty-one-year-old Trudeau, the son of the [...]
In her book: “The Year of the Flood”, Margaret Atwood, the renowned Canadian author, “speculates that her futuristic tales – she calls them speculative fiction – showcase scenarios that spring from current realities: the creep of corporations into many aspects of society, environmental decay, high tech reproduction, the widening cleavage between haves and have-nots”.
(Washington, DC 1/17) The nation’s capital hosted over 40,000 citizens assembled to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The crowd urged President Obama to bring to reality his lofty words on climate change in the inaugural address just days ago. By stopping the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the [...]
TransCanada CEO discussed federal review process with U.S. State Department on Thursday
CBC News, By Susana Mas, February 8
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline, trade, energy security, the environment, Iran, Syria and Mali, even hockey — were among the topics discussed when Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird met with newly appointed U.S. Secretary of [...]
South China Morning Post, February 3, 2013
So let’s see… Our Nobel Prize Winning president is edging towards approving the Keystone XL Pipeline which will take tar sands oil from canada to Houston. From there it will go straight to China. Tar sands oil is filthy. Everybody knows that. It’s also a climate disaster. [...]
Globe and Mail, By Paul Koring
Canada will begin a two-year stint at the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council amid a clamour of competing calls for leadership, as the ice recedes and the race heats up to extract resource riches while protecting a fragile and now-exposed environment.
While there’s near-unanimity that Canada will need [...]
Idle No More is not the first movement to inspire public debate about the Indian Act. The Agenda examines the key concerns coming out of the Idle No More movement and how to go about amending or scrapping the Indian Act altogether in an effort to improve the lives of First Nations [...]
by Sara Mai Chitty
I wanted to let people know a couple things about my heritage as a First Nations woman, about what is being said about the Idle No More movement (and there is much more to be said), and what I feel is EXCEEDINGLY DISTRACTING from the other VERY potent issues at [...]
The Star, By Leslie Scrivener
Was it the petition with 100,000 signatures and intractable First Nations and environmentalists that forced Shell Canada Ltd. to back off a project to drill for coal-bed methane gas in a pristine B.C. wilderness?
Or was it the odour of the Bad Gas Award that persuaded one of the world’s [...]
The other day, I got into it a bit with John Ivison, who expressed polite disdain for the allegedly “hapless” Chief Theresa Spence—and then admitted that he had no idea what her demands actually were.
That’s all too typical.
But not all of us who support #IdleNoMore are as informed as we should [...]
Environmental groups say recent measures show that Harper’s government is stepping up its attack on climate scientists
Canadian campaigners are calling it a “war on science” – a slow and systematic unravelling of environmental and climate research budgets under the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.
Hundreds of researchers have lost their jobs, with those [...]
Not even pretending anymore.
Canada is formally withdrawing from the Kyoto accord, Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday.
The decision to do so will save the government an estimated $14 billion in penalties, Kent said. The Conservative government says it has no choice given the economic situation.
Blaming an “incompetent Liberal government” who signed the [...]
This tidbit of defense procurement news comes via Noah at DangerRoom:
OTTAWA — The F-35 jet fighter purchase, the most persistent thorn in the federal government’s side and the subject of a devastating auditor-general’s report last spring, is dead.
Faced with the imminent release of an audit by accountants KPMG that will push the total [...]
Just how much the Israeli tail is allowed to wag the North American dog was dramatically shown yesterday when the UN general assembly overwhelmingly voted to upgrade Palestine to the status of a non-member observer state. Other than the two continental powers, a tiny field of also-rans backed Israeli opposition to Palestinian statehood as the [...]