Entries by Maude Barlow from 12/2011

Big Business Winner of Harper-Obama Border Deal

| Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Politics

The added security measures of the new border deal will add layers to the existing process and may actually add to the so-called thickening of the border -- at least for ordinary people. More ominously, it is likely to lead to a wholesale replacement of Canadian privacy and security standards with American ones, set by Homeland Security.

How To Save Our Great Lakes

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada

With so many wonderful people, elected officials and environmental groups working hard to save and protect the Great Lakes, what is the problem? There are competing visions of what the Lakes are for and who they serve. One vision -- the wrong one -- is winning.

The Biggest Story of 2011 for Me? Canada's Failure on Climate Change

| Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada
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So, I submit that Canada's reputation as a responsible country that keeps its word, cares about its neighbours, and walks a moderate path on the world stage took a beating in 2011. Although flawed, Kyoto was the only legally binding climate agreement ever adopted.