Donald Trump’s over-the-top social media attack on a local union leader showed the U.S. president-elect might not be the working class hero he made himself out to be.
Maude Barlow's blog
There’s no question we had it bad with the former Harper government. It slashed protections for 99 per cent of lakes and rivers that previously existed in the Navigable Waters Protection Act and removed safeguards under other water legislation.
I was very pleased to award the World Council of Churches (WCC) a 'blue community' certificate on October 25. Protecting water and assuring just distribution of this life-giving resource is among the most critical of eco-justice issues.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Canada, against the backdrop of Brexit and the U.S. presidential campaign, had many opinion leaders trying to dismiss concerns about free trade.
A lot has changed in the three years since TransCanada first proposed converting an aging and accident-prone natural gas pipeline to carry tar sands crude through North Bay to an export terminal in New Brunswick.
In a recent editorial, the Globe and Mail endorsed proposed changes to the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), namely to the investment-state dispute settlement provisions that allow foreign corporations to sue governments over regulatory changes that affect their profits.
TransCanada is demonstrating beautifully why there is so much opposition against trade agreements such as CETA (Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). The Calgary-based company recently filed a US$15 billion NAFTA challenge after U.S. President Barack Obama's rejected the pipeline.
The challenge is stark. Peri-urban slums ring most of the developing world’s megacities where climate and food refugees are arriving in relentless numbers. Unable to access their traditional sources of water because they have been poisoned, overexploited or priced beyond reach, many must pay exorbitant prices to local water dealers or rely on drinking water contaminated with their own waste.
As world leaders meet in Paris this weekend, the recent terrorist shootings in the city will still be on the minds of most delegates. Yet it will have to take second place to another kind of crisis: climate change. The impact of extreme weather, droughts, floods, and rising temperatures on our ecosystems, our economies, and our communities must be halted before it gets worse—much worse.