First Nations are fighting back in solidarity with farmers and ranchers in the Orangeville area to stop the Mega Quarry Open Mine Pit. This quarry is privately backed by a U.S. hedge fund, and will decimate the crops, water supply, and wildlife. For a better picture of the extent of this mine, imagine digging a … Continue reading Fight Back against #MegaQuarry Open Mine Pit near #Orangeville
Unofficial tentative list of organizations whose funding has been cut or ended by the Harper government, including government agencies that supported civil society groups. * *Organizations/ watchdogs whose staff have been fired, forced out, publically maligned, or who have resigned in protest: * · Canada Firearms Program (Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak, … Continue reading #Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations
I know there are bigger environmental issues out there than plastic bags, but it still is an important issue. Seeing videos like this I can't help but wonder what TV ads would look like if advertising companies used their skills more responsibly.
In case you haven't already heard, Rob Ford is considering an end to the plastic bag tax. I guess ending the war on car wasn't going fast enough, so he decided to end the war on poorly made plastics too. According to a recent Sun Article, "the mayor’s office had received several calls and e-mails … Continue reading Why Scrapping the #Toronto #Plastic Bag Tax would be a Step in the Wrong Direction
Wednesday, October 27, 7pm - 9pm Sidney Smith Hall, room 2118 100 St. George Street University of Toronto, St. George Campus Featured Speakers: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger is a Dene from the Athbasca Chipewyan First Nation of Northern Alberta, Canada. Eriel is currently employed with the Rainforest Action Network as the Freedom From Oil Campaigner in … Continue reading National First Nations Women’s Speakers Tour on Tar Sands in #Toronto
KINGCOME INLET — Clearcut logging and a receding glacier were pinpointed Tuesday as probable contributors to a devastating flood which swept through the remote First Nations community of Kingcome Inlet last month. Indian Affairs Minister John Duncan and First Nations leaders, who converged on the village to take a first hand look at the damage, … Continue reading Clearcut blamed in First Nation flooding
Hans Peter Roth and Kyoko Tanaka, dedicated members of our Save Japan Dolphins Team from, respectively, Switzerland and Japan, are in Taiji checking the activity in the infamous Cove. Hans Peter reports: “I returned alone to the cove about 2 pm. Things had completely quieted down. The nationalists had gone. But still five police cars … Continue reading No #Dolphin Kill Policy Holds in #Taiji, Japan…thus far in September
Canada is close to passing the Climate Change Accountability Act, but it’s under threat by Conservative Senators. Parliamentarians passed the Bill (C-311) in May. Now the Bill needs the support of 53 Senators. Of the 105 Senators, 52 are Conservative. The situation is precarious. Years of hard work to get the Act to this point … Continue reading Urge the Senate to support Bill #C-311
The Final Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard, as part of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, has now been posted on the Ministry of Community and Social Services' website. The final proposed standard was developed by an external Accessible Built Environment Standards Development Committee (ABE-SDC). This external committee included representatives from the disability … Continue reading Final Proposed #Accessible Built Environment Standard for #Ontario Posted
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