Today: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip in front of Conservative Minister James Moore's office in Port Moody to deliver a petition calling on Conservative MPs to reverse cuts to oil spill response capacity, and ban increased tanker traffic on B.C.’s coast.Vancouver oil spill: "I am here today to stand in solidarity with all those people that know an recognize one undeniable fact, and that is that the Harper government is absolutely the worst federal government that this country has had to tolerate for at least the forty or fifty years."
The City of Vancouver has confirmed a bunker fuel leak in English Bay and warned people not to touch the toxic slime washed up on shore. Transport Canada said the source remains unknown but 2600 feet of boom have been laid out around a Cyprus grain ship called Marathassa. Transport Canada would not confirm this as the source but said the owners of the suspect craft are cooperating fully.
This panel will address the implications of Bill C-51, the so-called "Anti-Terror" Bill, for the future of democratic institutions in this country. Panelists include Professor Craig Forcese (University of Ottawa, Law), Professor Margot Young (UBC, Law), Ms. Micheal Vonn, (BCCLA), Professor Max Cameron (Director, Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, UBC) and Mr. Zool Suleman, Immigration Lawyer. The event will take place at SFU's Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver--Unceded Coast Salish Territories.
A group of pipeline opponents staged a tongue-in-cheek protest at Kinder Morgan's tank farm, participating in the same activity that triggered a recent police investigation of an SFU professor.
On Friday morning, about two dozen people met at Kinder Morgan's tank farm to have their photos taken with the sign SFU professor Tim Takaro photographed in early March. After Takaro snapped his picture, Kinder Morgan called police, setting off an RCMP investigation, but no charges were laid.
Though all oils are dirty, some are dirtier than others. High-profile case in point: the Canadian tar sands. The fact that tar-sands oil is one of the filthiest oils in the world has helped fuel the debate around the Keystone XL pipeline.
A new Tailings Management Framework released by the Government Alberta unfortunately enables industry to sidestep taking meaningful action on one of the most pressing environmental issues of tar sands development. For years, Alberta's political leaders have promised to finally address the harmful legacy of the toxic tar sands tailings problem.
The Harper government is trying to win support for its pipelines and resource agenda by pushing First Nations to sideline their aboriginal rights in exchange for business opportunities, documents reveal.
The news that Canada’s Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs is working to this end by collaborating with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is sparking strong criticism from grassroots Indigenous people.
At this very moment, Canada’s liability regime is woefully inadequate when it comes to making sure that polluters pay in the event of a pipeline rupture or oil spill. That means that Canadian taxpayers like you would shoulder an inappropriate degree of the risk in the event of a serious pipeline accident, like Enbridge’s Kalamazoo River spill in Michigan.