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Ottawa’s decision ‘a step backward’

Published on August 27, 2012 by in Home

With no advance warning, Stephen Harper cancels nearly 700 environmental assessments in Saskatchewan, leaving the province scrambling. Natives claim that the Harper government is supporting corporate colonialism at the expense of nature. Critics say that without strict environmental assessment Saskatchewan’s resource-based economy is put at risk. By Jason Warick The StarPhoenix     The federal

 
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Bill C-38 – Ecojustice just got a whole lot busier

Published on June 21, 2012 by in Home

Devon Page ecojustice   If the omnibus budget bill just passed by the federal government guts Canada’s key national environmental laws, does that mean it’s time to shutter Ecojustice’s four offices across Canada? Well, if some folks in Ottawa had their way, that would be the case. For the 20 years that Ecojustice has been

 
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Peter Kent says budget bill to eliminate thousands of environmental assessments

Published on June 16, 2012 by in Home

Mike De Sousa Postmedia News   OTTAWA – Up to 5,000 federal environmental assessments of economic projects are conducted every year under existing laws, but the Harper government`s proposal to repeal the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act could eliminate “most” of those reviews, said Environment Minister Peter Kent in a statement tabled in Parliament before it

 
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Barlow speaks in Owen Sound about the Great Lakes

Published on May 30, 2012 by in Home

Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   The Owen Sound Sun Times reports, “Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, was in Owen Sound for the seventh stop on an eight-city speaking tour on the Great Lakes basin. She was joined by speakers from the Canadian Environmental Law Association and Sierra Club of Canada.”

 
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