If the Enbridge review hearings rubber-stamp the pipeline, or Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushes it through, expect a First Nations lawsuit to kill it. The First Nations are the loudest and strongest in protest, and those who most deserve backing.
Martin Lukacs is an independent journalist based in Montreal. He's an editor with the <a href="http://www.dominionpaper.ca/" rel="nofollow"><em>Dominion</em></a> magazine and the <a href="http://MediaCoop.ca" rel="nofollow">MediaCoop.ca</a> network, and has written for the <em>Guardian</em> and several Canadian publications.
Few issues have united delegates at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. But if you mentioned the name of "Canada," the response would be unanimous -- a collective groan and lament. Canada dug the grave for the Kyoto Protocol so the United States could put a bullet in its body.
12/10/2011 11:44 EST
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11/16/2011 09:09 EST
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10/28/2011 05:16 EDT
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10/04/2011 12:35 EDT
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