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Tory MP Slammed For Polar Bear Letter

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A Tory MP has used the findings of U.S. climate skeptics to conclude the global polar bear population is flourishing.
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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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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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What the Site C Dam is really for: an explosion of new fracking wells

What the Site C Dam is really for: an explosion of new fracking wells | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The idea that the proposed Site C Dam on the Peace River is going to be used for supplying electrical energy to all of British Columbia is utterly naïve.I say this because the site of this proposed project is directly over the Montney Formation shale gas deposit, with reserves of 449 trillion cubic feet of marketable natural gas, 14,521 million bar
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First Nation leaders protest Imperial Metals and company's ties with government

First Nation leaders protest Imperial Metals and company's ties with government | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
“Hey, ho! Imperial Metals has got to go!” demonstrators chanted angrily as they marched downtown toward the company's main office. At around 2 p.m.
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Canada Puts Oil Exploitation Before Forests

Canada Puts Oil Exploitation Before Forests | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Having repudiated the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Canada is still exploiting tar sands for oil—despite accepting that climate change is destroying its forests.
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NAFTA takes notice: Canada is ignoring its own environmental laws NorthumberlandView.ca

NAFTA takes notice: Canada is ignoring its own environmental laws NorthumberlandView.ca | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

"How long can an industry and a government completely disregard a nation’s laws that are intended to protect that country’s citizens? That’s the question that continues to be asked about tar sands companies and the Canadian government, when it comes to the tailings ponds leaking toxic waste into rivers in northern Alberta.

I asked myself that question again last week, when the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC) ruled that there was plenty of evidence that tar sands companies were breaking Canadian law and lots of evidence that the Canadian government was failing to do anything about it.

What’s the CEC? It’s the environmental arm of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and it ensures that the three signatory NAFTA countries uphold their laws that protect the environment. The CEC is using that mandate to undertake a deeper investigation into the leaking tailings lakes in Canada."

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Political Landscape Turning Bleak for Stephen Harper « EKOS Politics

Political Landscape Turning Bleak for Stephen Harper « EKOS Politics | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

"[Ottawa – August 10, 2014] As part of a pretty comprehensive diagnostic poll on a range of current issues, we have conducted an update of the political landscape in Canada. There is nothing particularly remarkable about these results, but put in context with the overall time series which precedes it, and some of the other more probing questions we will be releasing later, this poll really does not augur well for the Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party."

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Veterans Affairs Face Heat Over 'Extremely Misleading' Information

Veterans Affairs Face Heat Over 'Extremely Misleading' Information | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The Harper government has taken to social media to make the case that it's being generous to disabled veterans, but critics and the opposition say Conservatives are posting misleading information.A chart laying out different scenarios of com...
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poor Obama, Stevie wins all the time
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NAFTA environmental body wants to probe enforcement of Canadian oilsands laws | Toronto Star

NAFTA environmental body wants to probe enforcement of Canadian oilsands laws | Toronto Star | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Environment Canada says the watchdog does not have the authority to investigate complaints made in 2010 alleging that tarsands’ tailings ponds are seeping into groundwater.
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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.

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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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The money trail behind Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

The money trail behind Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
This weekend, the Vancouver Sun reported that Alberta billionaire N. Murray Edwards helped organize a $1 million fundraiser for the B.C. Liberal party at the Calgary Petroleum Club last year.
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malek's comment, August 17, 3:48 AM
No donation, BC Rejects Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Expansion?
pdeppisch's comment, August 17, 6:42 AM
LOL - of course not! Until the economics change, i..e. fusion or another substance like oil we will drill, drill, drill! And we are run by the "business elite" and always have been and they suck the government dry and in essence are the same as the European kings and aristocracy that gave us the French Revolution. Politics is small minded and totally money oriented men (also the odd woman) whose Holy Grail is "GOLD" in all of its manifestations. :)
malek's comment, August 18, 4:43 AM
waiting for a new episode
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Shareholder starts class action lawsuit over Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

Shareholder starts class action lawsuit over Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
An Imperial Metals shareholder has started a class action lawsuit, following the tailings pond breach at the company's Mount Polley mine that poured 10.5 cubic metres of toxic minewater and 4.5 million cubic metres of contaminated sediment into nearby waterways. "There was a filing made last week in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice,"
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CBC News - Lakes across Canada face being turned into mine dump sites

CBC News - Lakes across Canada face being turned into mine dump sites | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Lakes are in B.C., Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, NWT and NunavutTerry Milewski CBC NewsPosted:Jun 16, 2008 6:39 PM ETLast Updated:Jun 16, 2008 9:42 PM ET

"Bush pilot Doug Beaumont and environmentalist Jim Bourquin fish on Kluela Lake, downstream from the planned dump site for the Red Chris gold and copper mining project in northwestern B.C. ((Terry Milewski/CBC))

CBC News has learned that 16 Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. The lakes include prime wilderness fishing lakes from B.C. to Newfoundland.

Environmentalists say the process amounts to a "hidden subsidy" to mining companies, allowing them to get around laws against the destruction of fish habitat.

Under the Fisheries Act, it's illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas."

That means mining companies don't need to build containment ponds for toxic mine tailings."

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4 ways to refute the Fraser Institute's bogus tax index | Press Progress

4 ways to refute the Fraser Institute's bogus tax index | Press Progress | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
News flash: the Fraser Institute's ongoing push for small government packaged in its latest study exaggerates the size of taxes to come up with a bogus story line about how Canadians are paying too much in taxes.
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Samantha Paul's remains found, now First Nation wants inquiry

Samantha Paul's remains found, now First Nation wants inquiry | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The unexplained death of a Kamloops First Nation woman has led to another call for a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
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Charest On Running For Conservatives: 'Never Say Never'

Charest On Running For Conservatives: 'Never Say Never' | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Jean Charest won't rule out returning to politics and running for the federal Conservatives someday.

But, then again, the former Quebec premier suggested Thursday such a move would be unlikely.

Charest, who is currently in Hong Kong on business...
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Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission cleaning up costly spill

Greater Moncton Wastewater Commission cleaning up costly spill | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
More than 90,000 litres of heavy oil product dumped into city's wastewater system May 29

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