A new Environics poll suggests a majority of Canadians worry about climate change and how it will affect their children and grandchildren.
The survey of 2,020 people revealed 50 per cent of respondents are "extremely" or "definitely" concerned about a changing climate, and 78 per cent of those fear the kind of legacy it will leave for future generations.
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"It hit a nerve," said Keith Neuman, who is executive director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research.
He said it's the first time the institute has asked the legacy question in annual surveys on climate change.
This is a startling image. The big blue watery ball is all the world's water -- every drop. The smaller blue ball is all the world's fresh water. The tiny blue dot over Arkansas is all the water in all the rivers and lakes on the planet -- the source of almost every drop we use on a regular basis.
An application by Kinder Morgan to extend an injunction keeping protesters away from two drilling sites on Burnaby Mountain was rejected by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday, meaning the site must be cleared of excavation work by Dec. 1.
Cheers erupted as leaders from the historic Clayoquot Sound blockade crossed police lines to protest Kinder Morgan's efforts to twin the existing Trans Mountain pipeline and bore a tar sands pipeline through Burnaby Mountain.
OTTAWA - The federal government is being taken to court over a law that requires First Nations to make public their financial information.The Onion Lake Cree Nation, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, filed a statement of claim today in...
This won't end well.Sun TV fired first in what could be the beginning of a nasty civil war within Canada's conservative movement.Preston Manning, founding father of the modern conservative movement and head of the right-wing Manning Centre, made a pair of surprising appearances recently in the Globe and Mail challenging Canadian conservatives to ch
"I was touched that you asked for my advice about going into politics. Anyone whose career in politics was nasty, brutish, and short—as mine was—is grateful that anyone thinks their opinion is worth hearing. All I’d claim is that my thoughts come with what Scott Fitzgerald called “the authority of failure.”"
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"Canada’s rank racism toward aboriginal peoples was institutionalized within the fundamentals of European philosophy and culture, says maverick thinker John Ralston Saul. Europeans insisted their principles were universal. “Of course they were universal. After all, they said they were.”
With their technological and cultural sophistication came a conviction of racial superiority. They were so superior, the writer adds, that they proceeded to massacre one another, as the aboriginals quizzically looked on, in one world war and then a second. A hundred million died in less than half a century."
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government will spend $5.8 billion on federal infrastructure improvements, including $500 million for on-reserve schools and money for parks, heritage sites, border facilities and marine conservation areas.
In December 2013, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne had a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill to discuss plans to build infrastructure to allow miners to exploit the Ring of Fire mineral fields north of Thunder Bay. Both […]
HALIFAX - Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said Sunday the department's $1.1 billion dollars in unused funding over seven years is "not lost money."
The department was unable to spend more than $1.1 billion of its budget over seven years, and like other departments that are unable to spend their appropriation within the budget year, Veterans Affairs was required to return its unspent funds to the treasury.
But Fantino told a news conference in Halifax that the funding is recycled back into programs for veterans.
The effects of domestic violence at home is following half of its victims to work, according to a recent study about the scope of abuse in Canada.
Research by Western University's Faculty of Education and the Canadian Labour Congress surveyed 8,429 workers across the country on the impact of domestic violence at their workplaces.
One third of participants said they had experienced domestic violence, while 82 per cent said the violence had a negative effect on their productivity.
"We've seen a lot of discussion around violence against women in the Canadian media recently, and while that's a start, we need to start having conversations about solutions as well," said Unifor Women's Department director Julie White in a statement.
While Winnipeg residents enjoy clean water, the people of Shoal Lake 40 suffer from substandard water. It's an abrogation of the basic right of all Canadians to have access to clean, safe drinking water. The fact that such deplorable conditions persi...
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper was briefed earlier this year on how across-the-board budget cuts hurt public service morale, productivity and citizen satisfaction.The memorandum — headlined "Death by a Thousand Cuts: How government...
OTTAWA - The federal auditor general says some of Canada's battle-scarred veterans are waiting up to eight months before finding out whether they are eligible for mental health disability benefits.And for a handful of those ex-soldiers, the cumbersom...
OTTAWA - The federal agency that's supposed to promote the equality and advancement of women has only approved a handful of projects in recent years that had anything to do with aboriginals.
Now opposition parties are asking why Status of Women Canada didn't give the green light to more projects focused on aboriginal women and girls, who disproportionately fall victim to violence and poverty in this country.
The federal agency recently provided statistics in response to a question from New Democrat MP Niki Ashton showing 31 of 210 projects approved since the fall of 2011 — 14.8 per cent — were focused on aboriginal women and girls.