Proposed by the Apache Corporation, Encana Corporation, and EOG Resources (formerly Enron), the $1-billion pipeline would carry fracked natural gas from shale gas development near Summit Lake, located 50 km north of Prince George, to a plant in Kitimat.
Far away, on the southern cone of South America in Chilean Patagonia, exists one of the most beautiful, still-virgin territories on Earth. There, an intense struggle is taking place that most Canadians have never heard of, but that intimately involves the Canadian mining industry, the Canadian government, and millions of Canadian pensioners and investors.
A moratorium on all new exploration for fossil fuel resources in the Arctic is a logical first step in the transition off of fossil fuel reliance. In particular, we need to stop offshore drilling in the Beaufort Sea before it starts.
A speech by Maude Barlow on importance of understanding the agravating effect of water abuse on climate change.
By Andrea Harden-Donahue and Andrea Peart.
Common Causes is an assembly of social movements dedicated to defending democracy, social justice, the environment and human rights in the face of an all-out assault by the Harper government.
Canada’s health care system is under threat. Private investors, many based in the United States, are clamouring to cash in on Canadian health care in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that opens the door in Quebec to the purchase of private health insurance for publicly insured services when
waits prove unacceptable.
This report highlights a little understood practice in Canada: the daily loss of massive amounts of the country’s fresh water used to produce commodities, minerals and energy for export. Virtual, or embedded, water is the sum of water used in the production of a good or service.
The Council of Canadians has launched a campaign calling on the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) to support public water services in Chile over the current privatized system. Teachers have a long history and commitment to supporting public services. To maintain this commitment, teachers should be asking tough questions about where their pension plan money is being invested.
The Albertan and Canadian governments have been engaged in a sustained lobbying effort to challenge the inclusion of a specific value for bitumen (also referred to as tar sands and oil sands) in the European Commission’s proposal for the European Union Fuel Quality Directive (FQD).