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July 24, 2014

Angus Reid Global today released the results of an online poll it conducted in mid-May looking at support amongst Canadians for CETA, the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (and a handful of other trade-related issues).

On the surface, things look great for CETA, with the poll indicating that 68 percent of Canadians either strongly (25%) or moderately (43%) support the deal. By contrast, the poll found that only 1/10 Canadians oppose a trade deal with Europe.

But that top-level result doesn't tell the whole story.

July 24, 2014

K’JIPUKTUK (Halifax) -- The panel reviewing hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia has completed seven community information sessions to date across the province. During this review, the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association and the Native Council of Nova Scotia have announced official opposition to fracking.  Dr. Wheeler has been clear that much is still unknown about the risks and benefits to Nova Scotians.  Given that:

July 23, 2014

This morning CBC News Middle East correspondent Derek Stoffel tweeted: "Residents of al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza say an Israeli strike took out a water pipe more than a week ago, meaning no running water." 

July 22, 2014
Photo: In October 2013, about 100 people gathered at Bala Falls to express their opposition to the hydro project. Photo by Sandy Currie.
Photo: In October 2013, about 100 people gathered at Bala Falls to express their opposition to the hydro project. Photo by Sandy Currie.

An Ontario court's ruling is a setback for the commons.

July 21, 2014

McLaughlin Ridge

The Port Alberni chapter of the Council of Canadians along with the Ancient Forest Alliance, Greenpeace Canada, Sierra Club of BC, Canadian Parks And Wilderness Society, Wilderness Committee, the Pulp, Paper, and Woodworkers of Canada union and others have called on Island Timberlands and the BC government to immediately cease and desist from logging the endangered old-growth forests of McLaughlin Ridge, one Canada’s most ecologically significant old-growth forests near Port Alberni on Vancouver Island.

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