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The power of one

The power of one | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA -- There are 308 members of Parliament. In the House of Commons, Elizabeth May occupies seat ... - FYI - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Peter MacKay Wears Gun Shirt From Canada's Answer To NRA

Peter MacKay Wears Gun Shirt From Canada's Answer To NRA | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Peter MacKay was photographed wearing a "No Compromise" T-shirt that symbolizes a gun lobby group's goal to repeal Canada's firearms laws and legalize the possession of all semi-automatic weapons.

The Justice Minister was captured weari...
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Leonardo DiCaprio throws down health challenge to Harper and oil sands execs

Leonardo DiCaprio throws down health challenge to Harper and oil sands execs | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Standing beside a crowd of "a few" aboriginal friends at Lake Athabasca in northern Alberta, Leonardo DiCaprio -- Hollywood’s leading star in the environmental movement -- threw down a challenge to the most powerful people in Canada’s oil sands development.DiCaprio wants Stephen Harper and key captains of the oil sands industry to put ice on their
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A Wake-up Call for Canada's Mining Industry

A Wake-up Call for Canada's Mining Industry | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
When a tailings pond broke at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in south-central B.C., spilling millions of cubic metres of waste into a salmon-bearing stream, B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett called it an "extremely rare" oc...
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Impact of Imperial Metals Mount Polley spill on Quesnel Lake still "virtually unknown"

Impact of Imperial Metals Mount Polley spill on Quesnel Lake still "virtually unknown" | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
“It’s hard to deal [with] and treat something if you don’t know what it is,” Richard Holmes, fisheries biologist with Cariboo Envirotech, said in an interview at Mount Polley Mine, home to the tailings pond that breached August 4, sending an estimated 14.5 billion litres of mining waste into the local environment, including Quesnel Lake, a major so
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Watchdogs Take Action As Wounded Soldiers Denied Benefits

Watchdogs Take Action As Wounded Soldiers Denied Benefits | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Two military watchdogs are opening a joint investigation into how ill and injured soldiers are treated during their transition to civilian life.

Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent and Canadian Forces ombudsman Gary Walbourne will join forces t...
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Huge Ponds Hold Tar Sands Sludge, and Great Risks (Op-Ed)

Huge Ponds Hold Tar Sands Sludge, and Great Risks (Op-Ed) | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Every day, 6.6 million gallons of tar-sands mining waste head to huge ponds in Canada — and yet no one has a good handle on how well those ponds are contained.
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WEEKEND FOCUS: The politics of pollution

WEEKEND FOCUS: The politics of pollution | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
They’re a nuisance and disruption to people trying to live their lives, go about their work or operate a business in Pictou County this summer. They’re possibly a health threat, too, though provincial governments have never done an epidemiological study to find out.

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Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster could cost $500 million, but only $14 million in bonds now available to cover

Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster could cost $500 million, but only $14 million in bonds now available to cover | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Analysts say cleanup costs for Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings disaster could cost anywhere from $50 million to $500 million, but the bonds available today to cover that are now a fraction of that. Documents from the Ministry of Energy and Mines on July 25, 2013 suggest that Mount Polley Mining Corporation (owned by Imperial M
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Tar Sands vs. EVs

Tar Sands vs. EVs | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
An article from Hybrid Cars compares the energy used to turn oil sands into gasoline with the amount needed to drive an EV.
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Half Of Canada's Badly Wounded Vets Not Getting Cheques: Watchdog

Half Of Canada's Badly Wounded Vets Not Getting Cheques: Watchdog | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - A new report by Canada's veterans watchdog says nearly half of the country's most severely disabled ex-soldiers are not receiving a government allowance intended to compensate them for their physical and mental wounds.

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Aboriginal groups fear for George River caribou herd

Aboriginal groups fear for George River caribou herd | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The George River caribou herd, which migrates between northern Quebec and Labrador, was once the largest in the world. Its population has dropped by 98 per cent in the past two decades and there is still no cross-border management plan.
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China faces buyer’s remorse in Canada’s oil patch

China faces buyer’s remorse in Canada’s oil patch | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Recent high-profile troubles have brought the country’s record in Canada’s energy industry into sharp focus
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Harper Tories: 'Media Elite' Mobilizing Against Us

Harper Tories: 'Media Elite' Mobilizing Against Us | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
With a federal election just a year away, Conservatives are warning supporters that the media is "mobilizing" to boot the party from power.

And Tories are increasingly hinting "elites" want to seize control.

On Tuesday, the ...
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Darren Aronofsky finds Biblical lessons in the tar sands

Darren Aronofsky finds Biblical lessons in the tar sands | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
When asked how Noah's struggle in his most recent film influenced his decision to visit Canada's tar sands, Darren Aronofsky was intrigued. "I like where you’re going. Very interesting." he said. "Continue.""Noah is about a good man who has to struggle with outside forces that  push him to become an evil man," a reporter said.
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Harper government asks public servants to delete emails | Toronto Star

Harper government asks public servants to delete emails | Toronto Star | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The Conservative government is telling public servants to delete emails with no “business value,” possibly opening the door to the destruction of potentially valuable or embarrassing records, say critics.
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An inside look at U.S. think tank's plans to undo environmental legislation | Toronto Star

An inside look at U.S. think tank's plans to undo environmental legislation | Toronto Star | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The corporate-sponsored American Legislative Exchange Council works with lobbyists and legislators to derail climate change policies.
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Premiers, Native Leaders: Support Growing For Public Inquiry

Premiers, Native Leaders: Support Growing For Public Inquiry | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The federal government is rejecting renewed calls for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in advance of a meeting Wednesday between premiers and native leaders, one of whom says the prime minister is isolated in his position.T...
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Critics lash out at government response to coal mine spill into Athabasca

Critics lash out at government response to coal mine spill into Athabasca | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Critics are lashing out at government’s response to a one-billon-litre leak from a coal company’s tailings containment pond in west-central Alberta.
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Wall: Aboriginal Teen's Murder Suggests 'More Can Be Done' By Gov't

Wall: Aboriginal Teen's Murder Suggests 'More Can Be Done' By Gov't | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
CHARLOTTETOWN - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he doesn't know how long any level of government can ignore something like the murder of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl before looking at ways to prevent such deaths.Tina Fontaine was found wrapped i...
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Harper: Missing Aboriginal Women Cases Not Of National Concern

Harper: Missing Aboriginal Women Cases Not Of National Concern | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
WHITEHORSE - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says police investigations, not a national inquiry, are the best way to deal with crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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Mount Polley, a tragedy foreseen

Mount Polley, a tragedy foreseen | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
B.C.'s economy – already facing what seems like the perfect economic storm of stagnant job growth, an acute skills shortage and the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision on First Nation land title claims – can now add one more low pressure system into that mix: the Mount Polley Mine disaster.In its wake to date: government announced delays to Imp
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Government Memo Criticized Top Biologist For Oilsands Comments

Government Memo Criticized Top Biologist For Oilsands Comments | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
One of Canada’s top biologists says he will not stop talking to the media after a government memo accused him of bias and speaking out of turn about the environmental impact of Alberta’s oilsands.

Queen’s University professor Jo...
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Mount Polley spill spurs CNSC order to check uranium ponds

Mount Polley spill spurs CNSC order to check uranium ponds | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Uranium tailings ponds operators must double-check the safety of their facilities following the Mount Polley tailings pond breach and spill in B.C., Canada's nuclear regulator says.
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University professor sues NEB for ignoring Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion's climate impact

University professor sues NEB for ignoring Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion's climate impact | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Climate scientist Danny Harvey has launched a constitutional challenge against the National Energy Board for refusing to consider climate change as a factor in its decision on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Harvey, who is a geology professor at the University of Toronto, told the NEB  in an affidavi
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Fossil fuel industry faces well-funded groups

Fossil fuel industry faces well-funded groups | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Back in 2004, Wilburforce stipulated that the purpose of funding Y2Y was to protect the region "from oil and gas development, through an advocacy campaign that focuses on grizzly bears and critical wildlife habitat," tax returns say. Since then, the Wilburforce foundation has granted more than US$25 million to environmental and First Nations organizations in Western Canada.

The Yukon chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society runs an intense campaign to place the Peel watershed off-limits to industrial development. This became a major issue in the 2011 election and is headed for the territorial courts this July. By my analysis of the budgets for the "Protect the Peel" campaign, available online from the Conservation Alliance, more than 90 per cent of the funding for the Peel campaign is from U.S. sources, including $600,000 for legal fees. A similar funding trend is playing out in British Columbia's Great Barrier Rainforest.
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