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Scientists at East Anglia vindicated by U.K. House of Commons

Sunday, 04 Apr 2010 - After months of having allegations of fraudulent behaviour trumpeted in the media (huge spread in the Globe and Mail, and Margaret Wente erroneously claiming the emails were “leaked”, similar...

Budget as Bulldozer: Take two

Thursday, 01 Apr 2010 - Last year, I wrote a blog with this title.  I was shocked to find the 2009 Budget Implementation Bill was being used to gut the Navigable Water Protection Act (NWPA).  The NWPA had been cornerstone...

The tar ponds “clean-up” will not work

Wednesday, 24 Mar 2010 - CBC News announced today that the clean up of the tar ponds has begun. The country’s worst toxic waste site will be completely remediated by the mid-1990s. Sorry.  Wrong press release.  That was the...

POP Quiz for Democracy fans!

Saturday, 20 Mar 2010 - OK, everyone really committed to regaining democracy in Canada; can you spot the whopper in the following statement from the Prime Minister? “Do I realistically expect that everybody who works for me...

Airport Tantrums

Friday, 19 Mar 2010 - I am writing a blog about this because I think I am the only person in political life who remembers Alan Redway. Alan Redway was a Progressive Conservative MP in the Mulroney government.  If memory...

Getting corporate concentrated media to cover the problem of media concentration

Wednesday, 17 Mar 2010 - Earlier this week, we issued a news release on the enormous opportunity presented by the upcoming sale of the Asper empire of newspapers, CanWest Limited Partnership (LP).  That conglomerate now...

An invitation for Earth Day

Sunday, 14 Mar 2010 - It occurred to me the other day that the next April 22 will be the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day.  Back in 1970, I was in Grade 10 when the first Earth Day took place.  I remember writing flyers...

Budget 2010

Friday, 05 Mar 2010 - Watch Elizabeth May's video commentary I can remember budget days in lock-ups when there was good news to be found.  Even in a bad budget, there would be a new environmental programme or two.In a...

Bernier’s Lost His Briefing Book Again

Saturday, 27 Feb 2010 - Maxime Bernier, long time climate denier is relying on German scientist Mojib Latif to back up his claim that scientists are now casting doubt on climate change science. In his letter to La Presse,...

Maxime Bernier has a long history as a climate change denier

Thursday, 25 Feb 2010 - Maxime Bernier has a long history as a climate change denier (http://www.cyberpresse.ca/opinions/forums/201002/24/01-954783-une-position-sage.phphttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/bureau-blog/...