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November 20, 2014
DePape arrested today on Burnaby Mountain. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa/ Vancouver Observer.
DePape arrested today on Burnaby Mountain. Photo by Mychaylo Prystupa/ Vancouver Observer.

The RCMP arrested 12 people on Burnaby Mountain this morning and charged them with civil contempt. They were there protesting against the 890,000 barrels per day Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline. At this hour, at least eight of those charged have been released and the others are being processed. Their court date will reportedly be in January.

November 20, 2014


Photo: (clockwise) McKenna, Corcoran, Burney, Hampson and Herman.

It is now being argued that a rejection of the 830,000 barrels per day Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would be a violation of the North American Free Trade Agreement's energy chapter.

November 19, 2014

Twitter photo by @unajane   Twitter photo by @unajane

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke to 860 delegates at the United Nurses of Alberta 37th annual convention in Edmonton this afternoon.

Earlier today, Barlow tweeted:

November 19, 2014

One year ago today I wrote an open letter to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. I asked him to clarify his position on restoring Stephen Harper's $36 billion cut to public health care, cancelling the two-year additional wait to be eligible for Old Age Security, and reversing the gutting of environmental protections for water. I also asked him to oppose export pipelines and to speak against both the Canada-European Union 'free trade' agreement and the Canada-China foreign investment protection agreement.

Mr. Trudeau has not directly responded to my letter published in the Globe and Mail a year ago, but in some of these areas we now know more fully his views. Unfortunately, these views do not always match the hope and aspiration for real change that Canadian voters will be seeking in next year's federal election.

November 19, 2014
The Shubenacadie River. Photo from Colchester County Acadian Heritage.
The Shubenacadie River. Photo from Colchester County Acadian Heritage.

Concerns are being raised about a plan by Alton Natural Gas Storage LP to store natural gas near the rural community of Alton, which is situated about 75 kilometres north of Halifax.

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