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Liberals Reject Recommendations From Special Committee On Electoral Reform

The ECOreport reposts news about another of Justin Trudeau’s broken campaign promises, Liberals reject recommendations from Special Committee on Electoral Reform

Splicing together two Press Release from the Green Party of Canada

By Elizabeth May

A disappointment in Parliament today where the Liberals used their majority to defeat a motion to accept recommendations from the Special Committee on Electoral Reform. Two courageous Liberal MPs joined Green Party leader Elizabeth May, the Bloc Quebecois, NDP, and Conservative MPs to vote for the ERRE report.

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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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The Election is Over, Now The Real Work Begins

The ECOreport reposts a story of Liberal promises  to review changes to our environmental laws & incorporate environmental safeguards. The Election is Over, Now The Real Work Begins

Press Release from Ecojustice

Over our 25 year history, Ecojustice has gone to court to hold governments of all political stripes to account.

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Working With The New Federal Government

After years of opposing environmentally-damaging federal policies and laws, the Wilderness Committee is looking forward to working with the new federal government

Press release from the Wilderness comittee

After years of opposing environmentally-damaging federal policies and laws, the Wilderness Committee is looking forward to working with the newly-minted federal government to improve relations and better protect Canada’s environment.

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A Critical Moment for Canada’s Environment

Justin Trudeau has been elected Prime Minister,  only a month before the Paris Climate Summit. This is a critical moment for Canada’s environment

Statement from Tim Gray, Environmental Defence’s Executive Director, on the election of the Liberal Party as the next Government of Canada:

We congratulate Justin Trudeau on being elected the next prime minister of Canada.

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Can We Trust Justin To Deliver?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The extent of the LIberal victory is not unbelieveable. Once Canadians knew that our choice was either Stephen Harper or Justin Trudeau, most of the votes against the Conservatives were marked Liberals. This was not a choice on Vancouver Island, where the only alternative seemed like the NDP. Yet in the midst of this negativity, the vision of a government that truly represents the will of the people was born. The Liberals were able to sieze hold of this. Can We Trust Justin To Deliver?

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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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Poll Shows Harper Trailing In 7 Key BC Ridings

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1With only five days left until the election, a new poll commissioned by the Dogwood Initiative shows the NDP losing the lead it had only a month ago, while both the Conservatives and Liberals surging ahead. Mario Canseco, of the market research company Insights West, says “it is a very close race,” but the poll shows Harper trailing in 7 key BC Ridings.

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Why There Will be no English Consortium Debate

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The English Consortium debates have part of  Canadian elections since 1968. Around 11 million Canadians watched watched the so-called “people’s debate” – televised by CBC, CTV, Global, and Tele-Quebec – in 2011. This election will be different. In the video below, Elizabeth May explains why there will be no English Consortium Debate

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It’s Decision Time, Liberal or Conservative?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMAfter months  of what has been called a “three way horse race,”  the choices are getting clearer. As the narrator from one of the latest Conservative attack ads puts it, “It’s Decision Time, Liberal or Conservative?”

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