Martin Lukacs

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How Aboriginal Rights Could Stop Enbridge

(7) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 7:40 AM

The debate over the proposed Enbridge tar sands pipeline is raging in Canada, but its destiny was in reality settled on November 26, 2010, in a community centre in Williams Lake, British Columbia.

Chiefs and leaders from 60 First Nations gathered there to sign a declaration banning the...

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Canada, the Grave Digger of Kyoto

(30) Comments | Posted December 10, 2011 | 10:44 AM

Few issues have united delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. But if you walked the halls of the International Convention Centre and mentioned the name of "Canada," the response would be unanimous -- a collective groan and lament. The only time the country elicited anything...

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Putting the Oil Barons on Notice

(11) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 8:09 AM

The tremors are being felt in oil industry boardrooms across North America. President Obama's request for another State Department review of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline is rightly being celebrated as an enormous victory for the environmental movement. The decision could cost the Canadian company a delay...

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Occupy Movement Cannot Be Ignored

(4) Comments | Posted October 28, 2011 | 5:16 PM

The placid surface of Canadian politics has been disturbed by an unprecedented burst of popular discontent. Over the last week and a half, dozens of cities have emulated the example of New York's Occupy Wall Street movement. Encampments have been set up near financial districts in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and...

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Disappearing Aboriginal Women Are Canada's Secret Shame

(6) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 12:35 PM

Angeline Eileen Pete, 28, reported missing from British Columbia in May. Roberta Dawn McIvor, 32, found murdered near Lake Winnipeg in July. Kimberley Nolin Napess, 15, last seen in Quebec City in August. And two Friday's ago, Verna Simard, 50, dead after plunging from...

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