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The Liberals’ strange quest for the centre-right

The Liberals’ strange quest for the centre-right | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Even if you leave aside the failed attempt to recruit Mark Carney, the federal Liberal leadership race so far has looked like a collective quest to find the party a home on the centre-right.

 

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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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Missing and murdered aboriginal women: sociological phenomenon and moral failure

Missing and murdered aboriginal women: sociological phenomenon and moral failure | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

When it comes to the death of Tina Fontaine, the 15-year-old aboriginal girl found dead in the Red River earlier this month, Prime Minister Harper says that, “We should not view this as a sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime.” Why is that, exactly? Is it because... Read more »


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But to be fair to Mr. Harper, the phrase “sociological phenomenon” doesn’t do justice to the level of violence that aboriginal women and girls experience in our country.

 

For the friends and family of the increasing number of victims, it’s an unspeakable tragedy. For aboriginal communities trying to cope with the loss of too many women and girls, it’s a crisis.

 

For our government, it’s an abject moral failure.

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U.S. Tightens Rules Amid Worst Barge Spills Since 2008

U.S. Tightens Rules Amid Worst Barge Spills Since 2008 | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Tighter regulation of U.S. ships carrying record exports of diesel and gasoline is coming amid the worst year for oil spills from barges since 2008.
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B.C. Indian Chiefs Register 'Utter Disgust' at Building Permit on Sacred Grace Islet Burial Ground

B.C. Indian Chiefs Register 'Utter Disgust' at Building Permit on Sacred Grace Islet Burial Ground | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

The British Columbia government has granted permits for a mansion to be built on the tiny burial-ground island of Grace Islet. Construction has already begun, and numerous First Nations are protesting the development.


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"It is a legal and moral imperative that provincial leaders move away from old prejudices that First Nation burial sites containing Human remains are less worthy of protection than settler cemeteries. It's time to put protection of burial sites back into the hands of the people whose ancestors have been laid to rest at these sacred sites. It's time for us all to work together to find solutions."

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Elevated Levels Of Iron, Copper In Water Near B.C. Mine Spill

Elevated Levels Of Iron, Copper In Water Near B.C. Mine Spill | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - Elevated levels of seven chemical elements have been found by B.C. government staff in the sediment near a mine tailings spill.The Ministry of Environment says copper, iron, manganese, arsenic, silver, selenium and vanadium were...
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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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Grassy Narrows: The lost science of mercury poisoning

Grassy Narrows: The lost science of mercury poisoning | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
While Japanese scientists have tracked the effects of mercury contamination on the people at Grassy Narrows in northwestern Ontario for decades, the full extent of the human health effects has never been systematically investigated by Canadian health officials.
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Foreign Worker 'Mess' In Oilsands: Canadian Tradesmen

Foreign Worker 'Mess' In Oilsands: Canadian Tradesmen | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands construction project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they blame on the use of foreign workers who aren't qualified and can't speak English.
"When you bring in a bunch of...
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'We're Very Often In The Business Of Tearing Families Apart'

'We're Very Often In The Business Of Tearing Families Apart' | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
MONTREAL - For the past month, Sheila Sedinger woke up every morning fraught with worry over the prospect of being deported to Mexico without her two young children.But Sedinger, who came to Canada in 2005, was recently granted a stay from a Federal ...
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Oil spill simulation gets locals talking about possibility of crude along the Salish Sea

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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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