Tag Archives: Canada Election 2015

The Green Platform Reflects Leap Manifesto Policy

The ECOreport reposts how the Green platform reflects Leap Manifesto policy

Originally Published on the Green Party of Canada

This is a re-issued media release from September 15, 2015.

(OTTAWA) September 15, 2015 – The Green Party of Canada commends the signatories of the Leap Manifesto which is unveiled today in Toronto.

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Our New Government

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Our new government appears to be taking climate change seriously. With the UN climate talks starting in Paris on November 30, Canada can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gases at home and helping others around the world do likewise. U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL oilsands pipeline reinforces the fact that we can’t continue burning fossil fuels at current rates.
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When A Government Betrays Its’ People

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThere is more than one sense in which the recent Canadian election marks the change of a dynasty. The names have changed but, with one exception, up until now the majority of British Columbian representatives sent to parliament have been Conservative since 1974. After 1993, when the Reform party made its’ appearance, they have usually been elected in more than 20 seats. The events that brought about their downfall are so similar to the situation developing in the Pacific NorthWest that they should be studied together. There are repercussions when a government betrays its’ people.

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Clean Energy & Climate Change In This Election

Clean Energy Canada’s comparison of the Federal  Parties’ positions; Clean Energy & Climate Change In This Election

Originally Published on Clean Energy Canada

By Sarah Petrevan and Dan Woynillowicz

It’s Day 74 and we’re on the home stretch of the longest federal campaign since Sir John A. MacDonald took on Edward Blake in 1872. A lengthy writ can make it challenging to wade through the sea of commitments, so let’s look at where each of the four major parties are staking their claim on advancing clean energy and climate solutions.

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Housing As A Federal Election Issue

Associate Professor Thomas Davidoff of UBC’s Sauder School of Business says candidates should be discussing affordable housing as a federal election issue

Originally Published on UBC News

Q/ What should the future prime minister do?

TD: To address high housing prices, which can make it difficult for renters to transition to home ownership, we should shift the tax burden from income taxes towards property taxes and taxing capital gains on housing. As different levels of government control income taxes and property taxes, they will need to work together.

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How Woodfibre LNG Illustrates What This Election Is About

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1It has been a year since Propeller Strategy drew up a declaration opposing the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant and LNG tanker traffic in Howe Sound. The key phrase is “I reject the proposed project until government and industry can provide clear information, science and assurance that I can trust, along with a meaningful, citizen-based, decision-making process.” The picture at the top of this page illustrates one of the key issues. LNG tankers would be p[ass at is a public beach. This project ignores the recommended distances between the tanker and shore, set out by the industry’s own organization, the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO). Propeller Strategy has been questioning the candidates through-out this election and their most recent survey shows how Woodfibre LNG illustrates what this election is about.

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This Time, BC Counts

Rate Mair’s latest analysis of the 2015 election: Mulcair & Trudeau are both coming on strong, Elizabeth May shines and this time, BC Counts

Originally Published on The Common Sense Canadian 

By Rafe Mair

Churchill once stated that the best time to predict events was after they had happened and I think he was probably right.

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How the 2015 Election Will Change Canada

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Future generations will probably look upon this upcoming election as a turning point in our nation’s history. Prior to the advent of Stephen Harper, few Canadians realized the degree to which our country is an elected dictatorship. With the support of a mere 39% of the population, the Prime Minister can rip up carefully prepared environmental legislation and trample on the rights of major cities like Vancouver and Burnaby. Observing the extent to which Harper’s Conservatives are attempting to transform Canada into a Petro-state, some may ask if they are simply corporate shills. History will undoubtedly be kinder, as their true motivations come to light.  It is never-the-less time to examine how the 2015 election will change Canada.  Continue reading How the 2015 Election Will Change Canada

Harper made wild salmon a BC election issue

A Social Media slip-up may illustrate the government’s preference. Biologist Alexander Morton writes Stephen Harper made wild salmon a BC election issue.

Press Release from Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society

Sointula, 24 Aug 2015 – Stephen Harpers’ recent announcement of $15 million for wild salmon habitat restoration was met with ridicule on social media after a facebook gaffe highlighted Harper disastrous record on wild salmon.

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