CBC reports that, "Canada and the United States will renegotiate the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Saturday in Niagara Falls, Ont."
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The Orillia Packet & Times has reported on yesterday's blockade of trucks heading to Site 41, as well as Simcoe County's response to our letter threatening legal action to stop Site 41.
The CBC reports, "Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff will take the weekend to weigh the Conservatives' second economic progress report before announcing whether his party will try to trigger an election..."
The Calgary Herald reports that, "About 20 protestors gathered outside the offices of Petrolifera Petroleum Ltd. on Friday afternoon, calling for a stop to the company’s activities in Peru after recent violence in the country."
The Globe and Mail editorial board writes this morning, "Peruvian President Alan Garcia cannot be permitted to get away with his glib dismissal of Indian protesters in Peru's Amazon region as 'terrorists.' The way Mr. Garcia sees it, the Indians are impediments to economic development and their protests against his unilateral plans to sell off traditional Indian lands for oil, mining and logging place them alongside al-Qaeda in the ranks of international evil."
Ben Powless will be on CBC Radio's The Current this morning discussing the situation in Peru.
The Current is on at 8:30 a.m. (9:00 NT) on CBC Radio One and on Sirus Satellite 137.
Please also take action by responding to our 'ACTION ALERT: Canada must halt free trade agreement with Peru' at www.canadians.org/action/2009/11-June-09.html.
The Canwest News Service reports that, "Tobacco growers in Kentucky have launched a protest against the Harper government over a new anti-smoking bill they argue will lead to a ban on the vast majority of U.S. cigarette exports to Canada."
The CBC reports that, "Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt is heard on tape saying she believes the environment minister pushed to divert funds earmarked for wind energy to oil patch projects during pre-budget negotiations, says a report on Thursday."
The Hindu reports that, "Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated veteran UN diplomat Ali Abdessalam Treki of Libya on his election as the President of the upcoming session of the General Assembly. The three-time Libyan Ambassador to the UN and current Minister of African Union Affairs for the North African nation was elected by acclamation by the 192-member Assembly."
The CBC reports that, "Ontario taxpayers are shelling out $700 million a year for drinking water that never reaches their taps, according to a study released Wednesday by a group representing management and labour groups in the construction industry."