Northern Alberta’s tar sands are home to 175 billion barrels of recoverable bitumen, a tar-like substance that requires intensive processing to become liquid fuel. Approximately 1.4 million barrels of bitumen are produced daily with plans to increase to 2.2 million barrels by 2015. But The impacts of this massive project stretch much further than just Alberta.
Instead of renewing its support for public health care, the federal Conservative government is letting the forces of privatization dismantle our most treasured social program. Unless ordinary Canadians from every part of the country rise up to defend it, our public health care system will not survive this onslaught from the for-profit sector.
There are two competing narratives about the earth’s freshwater resources being played out in the 21st century.
Former Sentate page, Brigette DePape, examines the the potential of, and the need for People Power to achieve real change in Canada.
Texas-based Kinder Morgan was founded by Richard Kinder and Bill Morgan, both former Enron executives and billionaires. Now they want to make more profits by expanding a current pipeline to export tar sands oil to new markets.
Close consideration of the probable costs and benefits of the CETA for Nova Scotia reveals that the agreement’s benefits are being oversold, while its costs and consequences are minimized or even ignored.
Passed into law in 1984, the Canada Health Act is the overarching legislation covering Canada’s national medicare program. The act sets the criteria and conditions for insured health care services, and the national standards that provinces and territories must meet in order to get federal funding from the Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST).
A “blue community” is one that adopts a water commons framework by taking the three actions outlined in this guide.
A growing number of communities in Canada and abroad are fighting the environmental and human rights abuses of bad Canadian mining. Shout Out Against Mining Injustice will shine a spotlight on the key struggles listed below. These are only a small sample of the devastating battles being fought around the world against transnational mining companies.
A Legal opinion prepared by Steven Shrybman (Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP)