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Canada, it’s time. We need to fix this in our generation.

Canada, it’s time. We need to fix this in our generation. | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Today is December 16, 2012 and Chief Theresa Spence has been on a hunger strike for six days. Contrary to what some media outlets are reporting, she is not doing this only to protest Bill C-45 or e...
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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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Health Care System Needs More Money From Feds: Premiers

Health Care System Needs More Money From Feds: Premiers | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
CHARLOTTETOWN - Canada's premiers have agreed at their annual meeting that they need more money from Ottawa to pay for health-care and infrastructure — a familiar refrain at these gatherings — but there was no consensus Thursday on how mu...
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"It's gone": Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings spill disrupts future of local fishing lodge

"It's gone": Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings spill disrupts future of local fishing lodge | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
“I planned on dying here,” Skeed Borkowski, owner of the Northern Lights Lodge, said.
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Hunger makes Quebec Inuit shorter than average: study

Hunger makes Quebec Inuit shorter than average: study | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Research by scientists affiliated with Laval University found eight- to 14-year-olds from food insecure families in Nunavik were an average of two centimetres shorter than their friends who had enough to eat.
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Water alert is issued to residents of Pelee Island

Water alert is issued to residents of Pelee Island | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Residents of Canada’s Pelee Island have been warned to drink only bottled water and to stay away from the beaches as toxic Lake Erie algae has reached its shores. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit issued an alert on Tuesday, warning residents

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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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Safety Board final report on Lac Mégantic disaster is sharply critical of railway regulation, but federal gov't unmoved

Safety Board final report on Lac Mégantic disaster is sharply critical of railway regulation, but federal gov't unmoved | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Canada's Transportation Safety Board issued a 181-page report on August 19 detailing the breakdown in application and enforcement of federal rail safety regulations that caused the deaths of 47 people in the oil train disaster in Lac Mégantic, Quebec on July 6, 2013. (Read the 12-page executive summary here.)
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'We're Sick And Tired Of Someone Telling Us What To Do'

'We're Sick And Tired Of Someone Telling Us What To Do' | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
EDMONTON - A dozen northern Alberta chiefs say they will boycott the province's attempt to implement legislation to regulate consultation with industry over development on their lands."We're sick and tired of someone telling us what to do and th...
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Toronto Star's Heather Mallick blasts Conservatives' 'paranoid' comments about her column

Toronto Star's Heather Mallick blasts Conservatives' 'paranoid' comments about her column | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

Award-winning Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick hit back against the Conservative Party's angry criticism of her recent column in a fundraising pitch to supporters.

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Tina Fontaine’s death shows how little is being done for indigenous women - The Globe and Mail

Tina Fontaine’s death shows how little is being done for indigenous women - The Globe and Mail | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

"We need to stop the killing of 15-year-old native girls. We need to put an end to the abduction of indigenous women. We need to overhaul a justice system in which justice is so distorted that it is no longer recognizable. We need no more excuses, no more condolences, no more lists of missing women. We need an end to treating violence as mundane."

 


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"Tina was a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation but her loss is deeply felt beyond the local community, as her death is only the latest in the widespread brutality against native women and girls. While Canada might claim to be in an era of reconciliation with indigenous communities, the government’s response to the deaths demonstrates an utter lack of respect for Indigenous people’s lives. Justice Minister Peter MacKay’s mere “prayers and condolences” are evidence that in the place of actual justice, the government continues to provide nothing but empty words with each new murder."

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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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