Released the day after World Water Day, the recommendations allow the federal government to abandon its responsibilities to protect the 31,000 lakes and 2.25 million rivers in Canada and communities’ rights to navigate these waterways.
Maude Barlow's blog
Progressives who vow to do things differently, and then decide to push the Washington consensus on trade agreements, cause the very disillusionment exploited by the Trumps and the Le Pens of the world.
This week, three Yukon First Nations and two conservation groups are at the Supreme Court of Canada, fighting to protect one of the planet’s most pristine watersheds – the Peel River Watershed. The case will have significant ramifications for First Nations rights and consultations.
NAFTA has put the natural resources – especially energy supplies and water – of Canada, Mexico and in the United States in danger.
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.
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.