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Canada should not adopt U.S.-style anti-union laws

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  by Andrew Jackson Broadbent Institute  President Barack Obama had it right Monday when he told the people of Michigan that so-called right-to-work legislation is about politics, not jobs. Such legislation, now in place in 23 U.S. states, undermines union finances by giving members the right to withhold dues, even though they continue to enjoy

 
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Investment in offshore wind better for economy than gas, report shows

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Home

  Substantial deployment of offshore wind by 2030 would boost growth and create 70,000 more jobs than gas   Press Association guardian.co.uk      Large-scale investment in offshore wind would generate more wealth for the economy and create more jobs than relying on gas-fired power plants, a report suggested on Tuesday. Substantial deployment of offshore wind

 
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Uranium firms offer deal to Sask. community

Published on November 28, 2012 by in Home

  Agreement sparks opposition   BY JASON WARICK THE STARPHOENIX   An offer by uranium giants Cameco Corp. and Areva could soon deliver jobs, cash payments and other benefits to the northern community of Pinehouse, but some residents worry it’s a thinly veiled attempt to buy their silence. Gary Merasty, Cameco’s vice-president of corporate social

 
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Huge mining project proposed for northern Labrador

Published on November 4, 2012 by in Home

  CBC News     A Quebec mining company wants to roll out a big development project in Labrador. Quest Rare Minerals has put forward a plan to build a port and road to supply a proposed rare earth elements mine. The mine itself would be at Strange Lake, which is just a few kilometres

 
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Expect to see “Closed” signs at some national parks

Published on October 13, 2012 by in Home

  Megan Leslie, MP www.iPolitics.ca    As leaves change colour, Canadians are enjoying nature’s beauty by spending time in our national parks. Our parks give us the opportunity to experience Canada’s natural splendour, but the latest round of Conservative cuts means that some of Canada’s parks will be off-limits for most of the year. Cuts

 
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The Keystone XL Pipeline Scam – OpEd

Published on August 30, 2012 by in Home

As Michael Brune, the Executive Director of Sierra Club explains, the Keystone XL project is all about pandering to Big Oil, not about protecting the American consumer. There may well be a net loss of jobs, the pipeline danger from oil spills will remain unchecked, and the dampening of the economy of the American midwest

 
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Letter: China reaps oil profits and leaves Canada with mess

Published on August 3, 2012 by in Home

By Larry McGillivray The Province   China taking over Canada? While the premiers of Alberta and B.C. are fighting about a tiny fraction of the oil revenues that are being produced by the oilsands, the foreign “owners” of the big profits are laughing all the way to the bank. They are laughing at how stupid

 
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New Democrats ask for public review of Nexen takeover

Published on July 30, 2012 by in Home

NDP Press Release   NDP asks for hearings on China National Offshore Oil Corp purchase   OTTAWA – New Democrat MPs Peter Julian and Hélène LeBlanc have written to the Chairs of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and the Standing Committee on Industry asking them to convene hearings into the purchase of Canadian company

 
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GOP Doubles Down On ‘Pants On Fire’ Claims About Clean Energy That Fact Checkers Call ‘Ridiculous’

  By Stephen Lacey on Jul 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm Romney and the GOP are throwing clean energy under the bus. Once again, the clean energy industry is collateral damage in an election year war of words. After being repeatedly called out by fact-checkers for straight-up lying in political ads attacking clean energy jobs,

 
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It’s More than a Pipeline

Published on June 28, 2012 by in Home

So states Enbridge’s expensive ad blitz. Here’s what they don’t say.   By Robyn Allan TheTyee.ca   Enbridge’s multi-million dollaradvertising campaign praising the Northern Gateway pipeline project is sweeping through British Columbia. Animated pastel dream sequences promise economic prosperity, thousands of jobs, world-class safety standards, low environmental impact, and kids who know how to jump rope. Vast

 
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Few jobs, massive emissions from oil and gas: look to green investments for stronger economy, says report

Published on June 17, 2012 by in Home

CCPA News Release   OTTAWA—Accelerated oil and gas extraction will boost profits but won’t drive major employment gains, says a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). Instead, embracing a “green industrial revolution” will allow Canada to meet its climate change commitments while boosting a lacklustre economy. The report, by CCPA

 
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Save money, create jobs: So what’s the problem?

Published on June 13, 2012 by in Home

Gillian McEachern Environmental Defence   If you were told that there’s a way to cut your energy bill, create jobs, pump money back into the economy and help tackle the biggest environmental problem of our time – global warming – you’d probably ask: So what are we waiting for? A new study released yesterday by

 
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Endorse Tides Canada’s Energy Policy

Published on June 11, 2012 by in Home

Merran Smith TidesCanada At the end of July, Canada’s First Ministers will meet in Halifax to discuss the shape and scope of a Canadian energy strategy. The meeting is a big deal. It might well shape the future of energy and climate change policy in this country. We’re reaching out today because last year you

 
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A Ticking Atomic Clock: Nuclear Power vs. Efficient Homes

Published on June 9, 2012 by in Home

EnergySavy   Why home energy efficiency is more cost effective and better for our economy than replacing our nation’s dying nuclear power plants.     Over the next 20 years, the power plants that produce one-third of the nuclear energy in the United States will reach the end of their operational lives. In the wake

 
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Why an oceans rescue plan must be agreed at Rio

Published on May 29, 2012 by in Home

Richard Page Greenpeace International It’s only a few weeks until the Rio+20 Earth Summit and although the countdown has started, the world’s politicians still don’t understand that our long-term future is at stake. Our future depends on protecting the global environment, especially our oceans, which are the least protected areas on the planet. The oceans

 
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