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Canadian Forest Giant Hires Trump's Law Firm, Sues Greenpeace

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Business

Resolute Forest Products is suing Greenpeace under organized crime laws.

WTF: Oil Industry Tried To Ask Feds For Carbon Tax Revenue

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business

"Any pricing mechanism implemented should contribute to a vibrant and competitive oil and gas sector."

Canada Calls Out Russia For Lack Of Warning About Incoming Rocket

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The impact is expected to happen outside Canadian territorial waters, but within seas over which Canada has economic control.

Russian Rocket Carrying Toxic Chemicals May Land In Canadian Arctic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada

The Russian rocket is slated to fall Saturday into Baffin Bay.

The Shadow Of Chernobyl Looms Large 30 Years Later

Shawn-Patrick Stensil | Posted 04.26.2017 | Canada Living
Shawn-Patrick Stensil

Thirty years on from the world's worst nuclear accident, millions of people are still living with radioactive fallout from Chernobyl. In contaminated areas, radiation touches every aspect of people's lives: it's in the food they eat, the milk they drink, and in the schools, parks and playgrounds their children play in. The human toll of reactor accidents is why nuclear power may never gain widespread acceptance, no matter how much the industry tries to reassure us that risks are low.

TransCanada's Detection System Fails To Notice Keystone Oil Spill

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Business

"All too often with pipelines it's not whether they will leak but when."

Greenpeace Needs To Update Its Views On The Oilsands

Cody Battershill | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

The group, which is based on conflict, drama and media-friendly gamesmanship, can't seem to modernize its information on the Canadian record of racial and gender equality, world-leading human rights, opportunities for education, overall social freedoms and environmental performance.

Most Outdoor Gear Contains Toxic Chemicals

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Living

This includes everything from sleeping bags to tents.

Alberta's Historic Cap On Tar Sands Emissions Is Not The End

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

As momentous an occasion as it is when an oil jurisdiction actually puts limits on growth, 100 million tonnes of carbon a year at a time when science is demanding bold reductions is still far too much. While historic, the government's cap needs to be viewed as a ceiling rather then a floor.

The Boreal Caribou Recovery Plan Will Cut Forestry Jobs

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Without the forest and the economic activity it generates, the North Shore, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and all the other forest regions of Quebec would not have experienced the same level of economic development that has benefited all Quebecers. However, forestry activity could fall sharply in the fairly near future.

How Harper Sows Fear of Muslims in Pursuit of Votes

Faisal Kutty | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

The past year has been a very active one for the anti-Islam industry in Canada. Leading the charge is none other than Prime Minister Stephen Harper who -- in gearing up to the elections in October 2015 -- has been stoking Islamophobia by pandering to public unease about Muslims.

$16K Fine For Spill Not Even A Slap On The Wrist: Environmentalists

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It's more like a wave in the general direction of a wrist."

Report Aims To Stop Canada's Slide Into 'Surveillance Society'

CBC | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Business

With the government's controversial proposed anti-terror law set to be passed into law within weeks, some of Bill C-51's most outspoken critics are su...

Greenpeace Sparked a Revolution. It's Time For Another

Emily Hunter | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada
Emily Hunter

My father, Robert Hunter, had coined the term "mind bomb" as an expression that our greatest tool for revolution was our own consciousness. He believed that mass media (early broadcast media at the time) could help spark that consciousness shift and a societal shift by changing the story of our times. The reality is the tides are turning. Despite the stories of impossibility in the fight against climate change, there are some new stories being written of possibility. It will still take many more of us -- millions and billions of us -- to continue to share these news stories and to create the "mind bomb" moments.

It's Time Canada Lived Up to Its Climate Commitments

Joe Gunn | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Joe Gunn

By the end of March, Ottawa should have announced its plan to contribute to global efforts to reduce carbon pollution. Yet, silence reigned in the Great White North. That favourite stalling tactic of Canadian negotiators that says we won't reduce our emissions if others refuse to act simply doesn't hold when others have indeed kept their promises.

The Government Can't Intimidate Activists By Calling Us Extremists

David Suzuki | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

A scientist, or any knowledgeable person, will tell you climate change is a serious threat for Canada and the world. But the RCMP has a different take. A secret report by the national police force, obtained by Greenpeace, both minimizes the threat of global warming and conjures a spectre of threats posed by people who rightly call for sanity in dealing with problems caused by burning fossil fuels.

Beware of Greenpeace's Plea for 'Volunteer Interns'

Cody Battershill | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Business
Cody Battershill

This fairly clear ministry statement may explain why, when I and others questioned Greenpeace Canada via social media last week about the Greenpeace internship posting, the posting very quickly disappeared. Andrew Langille, a Toronto-based labour lawyer, pointed out on social media that he thought Greenpeace "is running numerous illegal unpaid internship scams. Employee misclassification at its finest."

TransCanada: We Just Thought About Smear Campaign, We Didn't Do It

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Business

TransCanada PipeLines acknowledges it considered aggressive tactics such as using proxy groups to attack opponents of the company's proposed Energy Ea...

Greenpeace's Hudema Takes Credit Without Offering Solutions

Cody Battershill | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

Hudema and his divisive Greenpeace organization are patting themselves on the back over the fact Norwegian giant Statoil and French brand Total just pulled billions of dollars in planned investment from Alberta's oilsands.

Don't Believe the Alarmist Talk About Forests

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Environmentalists paint a dire picture of our forests, whereas in fact, as my colleagues Jasmin Guénette and Pierre Desrochers recently demonstrated, they're actually doing rather well.

Company Defends Rejection Of Alberta Oil Spill Ad

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Alberta

Pattison Outdoor Advertising is denying allegations that the company's decision to not run a Greenpeace billboard in Alberta was politically motivated...

Greenpeace Cries Double Standard Over This Billboard

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Greenpeace wants to know why its billboard on solar energy was rejected in Edmonton while an ad denying that humans have an impact on climat...

How B.C. Forestry Went From Protests To Partnerships

Stephanie Goodwin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Stephanie Goodwin

In the 1990s, destructive logging and an unresponsive forest industry prompted protests, blockades and international market campaigns from Greenpeace and others. There is a fabled quote from those days where a logging executive says, "No one wants to buy a 2 x 4 with a protester attached to it." This defined the problem: how do we reinstate the social licence to operate and log in a place that is world-renowned for its forests?

Endangered Whale Meat Shipped Through Canada: Greenpeace

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - An international environmental organization is calling on Canada to adopt stricter trade laws after meat of the endangered fin whale was rec...

Detained Greenpeace Activists Due Home Soon

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada

MONTREAL - The mother of one of two Canadian Greenpeace activists detained in Russia since September says she's getting a wonderful late Christmas pre...