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The Progressive Economics Forum » Fewer Unemployed Eligible for Benefits

The Progressive Economics Forum » Fewer Unemployed Eligible for Benefits | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The annual Employment Insurance Coverage Survey is out, here. The rate of eligibility for regular benefits from Employment Insurance is the lowest since 2003, the earliest year that there is comparable data.

 

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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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The Battle Against the Tar Sands Is About to Change

The Battle Against the Tar Sands Is About to Change | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Working in Alberta, the belly of the tar sands beast, the odds are often overwhelming but, over the past few months, something has changed. The resistance to the tar sands has not only grown in leaps and bounds, it is changing the dynamics of the ent...
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Why The CRTC Has Declared It's Ignoring Netflix, Google

Why The CRTC Has Declared It's Ignoring Netflix, Google | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Canada's broadcast regulator is hitting the 'delete' button on Netflix and Google, telling the online video services their submissions at hearings into the future of television will be ignored.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunicat...
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Canada sets lowest standard at World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Canada sets lowest standard at World Conference on Indigenous Peoples | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come says Canada contradicted own endorsement of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at this week's World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
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In the Heart of the Tarsands, Fort Chipewyan Builds Solar Solution

In the Heart of the Tarsands, Fort Chipewyan Builds Solar Solution | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
"First Nation communities, especially ones that are isolated and reliant on diesel for power, stand to benefit the most from a transition. These panels are an example of the type of solutions our communities should be implementing -- ones that c...
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B.C. Lawyers To Hold Binding Referendum On Christian Law School

B.C. Lawyers To Hold Binding Referendum On Christian Law School | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
VANCOUVER - The governing members of the Law Society of British Columbia have voted in favour of holding a binding referendum to determine whether a Christian university's law school should be accredited.The decision, in a 20 to 10 vote by the societ...
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Researchers Make 'Worrisome' Find At Bottom Of St. Lawrence River

Researchers Make 'Worrisome' Find At Bottom Of St. Lawrence River | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
They're normally found in face wash, shower gel and toothpaste. But plastic microbeads are now showing up in lakes and rivers.
A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered these...
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Tories Revive Controversial Bill

Tories Revive Controversial Bill | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Conservative senators are making a bid to cut short debate on private members' business just as the Senate is about to revive debate on a controversial bill that would force unions to publicly disclose details of their spending.

The timin...
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Jason Kenney Pretty Much Admits TFW Program Is Exploitation

Jason Kenney Pretty Much Admits TFW Program Is Exploitation | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The Harper government has always had an ambivalent relationship with the Temporary Foreign Worker program, on one hand defending the businesses that say they have a legitimate need for the program, on the other working to rein in its abuses.

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Keystone XL: The Last Six Years, By The Numbers

Keystone XL: The Last Six Years, By The Numbers | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
As supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline mark the six-year anniversary of the pipeline proposal by touring the proposed pipeline route and whining about the fact that their dangerous, polluting project has not been approved, now is as good a time as any to take a look at some of the numbers associated with the last six years the project has been on the table
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We Must Stop the Epidemic of Conservatism in Canada

We Must Stop the Epidemic of Conservatism in Canada | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The values we used to be most proud of as Canadians are slipping away. We used to differentiate ourselves from the States because of our kindness. Our compassion. Our politeness. Our open-mindedness. Socialized medicine. These are progressive values....
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7 Things Harper Doesn't Want You To Know About The China Trade Treaty

7 Things Harper Doesn't Want You To Know About The China Trade Treaty | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
I’m going to go out on a limb and say the Harper government doesn’t want attention drawn to the deal it just signed with China.

Why? Because after two years of delays, the official announcement of an investor-protection treaty with the...
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First Nations cross border to protect Salish Sea from oil shipments | Crosscut.com

First Nations cross border to protect Salish Sea from oil shipments | Crosscut.com | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
A gathering in Seattle marks the expansion of efforts to halt the proposed expansion of a pipeline carrying Alberta's oil to the British Columbia coast for export.
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Cities rising: B.C. municipal leaders demand a bigger say over oil pipelines

Cities rising: B.C. municipal leaders demand a bigger say over oil pipelines | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
At the Union of B.C.
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Harper Gives EU Leaders $300,000 Plane Ride For Free: Report

Harper Gives EU Leaders $300,000 Plane Ride For Free: Report | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The Prime Minister's Office is defending a decision to give a European Union delegation a free plane flight home last week at a cost that one media report estimated at more than $300,000.

Jason MacDonald says a Canadian Forces Airbus was offered as a courtesy to ensure "that no elements" of Friday's Canada-EU summit were cut short.
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A dollar in the bucket, when some Canadians live under poverty level
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Tories Thwart NDP Bid To Improve Question Period

Tories Thwart NDP Bid To Improve Question Period | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Last week's controversial series of non-sequitur government answers prompted a renewed Opposition bid for parliamentary reform Monday — a motion the government quickly consigned to certain doom.

Even so, the New Democrat motion &mda...
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Canada's Beluga Population Nearing 'Catastrophe': Researcher

Canada's Beluga Population Nearing 'Catastrophe': Researcher | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
MONTREAL - A researcher monitoring belugas in the St. Lawrence estuary is warning of a looming "catastrophe" after another difficult calving season for the endangered whale.The belugas have been in a slow population decline for the past dec...
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Crack In Mount Polley Mine Dam Noted In 2010: Report

Crack In Mount Polley Mine Dam Noted In 2010: Report | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
A four-year-old report on Mount Polley's tailings pond, which collapsed this summer, notes that inspectors found a tension crack in the earthen dam, and NDP leader John Horgan says he wants to know why the ...
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'The Wild Frontier Mentality Isn't Working'

'The Wild Frontier Mentality Isn't Working' | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Alan Ernst and his wife Madeline were world travellers for most of their adult lives. So when they decided to settle down, they gravitated back to one of the most beautiful places they’d ever seen: the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains i...
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E.P.A. Unveils Second Phase of Plan to Reverse Great Lakes Damage

E.P.A. Unveils Second Phase of Plan to Reverse Great Lakes Damage | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The latest phase of the Environmental Protection Agency’s initiative includes plans to clean up contaminated rivers and harbors and attack poisonous algae blooms.

Via Flora Moon
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How Corporations are Holding Governments for Ransom

How Corporations are Holding Governments for Ransom | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Transnational corporations have been holding governments for ransom.
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David Suzuki launches 'Blue Dot' tour hoping to alter Canada's constitution

David Suzuki launches 'Blue Dot' tour hoping to alter Canada's constitution | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
An aging David Suzuki will launch a national grassroots tour next week, using star musicians and an Obama political campaigner, in an attempt to motivate Canada to adopt a constitutional right to a “healthy environment”, the legendary enviro-activist said Thursday.“So in the last years of my life – I know I’m in the ‘death zone’ – I’ve got nothing
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MP's Controversial Bill To Curb PMO Powers Gets Harper's OK

MP's Controversial Bill To Curb PMO Powers Gets Harper's OK | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The Conservative cabinet is poised to support backbench MP Michael Chong's bill to rebalance the power between parliamentarians and the Prime Minister's Office.Conservative caucus members were told during their weekly meeting that Chong's Re...
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Anger and confusion after worst disaster in Canadian mining history darkens B.C. town

Anger and confusion after worst disaster in Canadian mining history darkens B.C. town | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Since a nearby tailings pond dam failed, spilling dirty mine water, in August, a cloud has hung over little Likely. Divisions have formed and blame is assigned
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Harper's "Action Plan" for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Is a Joke

Harper's "Action Plan" for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Is a Joke | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The "Action Plan" tabled in the House of Commons this week does nothing new to actually "Stop the Violence" against indigenous women and girls. Unfortunately the Prime Minister sees the overwhelmingly disproportionate number of in...
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Great Lakes racing to prepare for a new kind of oil spill

Great Lakes racing to prepare for a new kind of oil spill | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The explosion in tar sands production in western Canada means increasing amounts of crude oil is making its way to the American Midwest.
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