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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The ECOreport asks, what does the NDP-Green Agreement mean for British Columbians?
By Roy L Hales
Though still nominally premier, Christy Clark knows her government’s days are numbered. If she doesn’t resign, the BC Liberals will be toppled by a non confidence motion when the provincial legislature reassembles in June. Clark intends to continue as Leader of the Opposition. So what does the NDP-Green agreement mean for British Columbians?
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed from Britiosh Columbia, Scrap Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion
A Press Release from the Green Party of Canada
By Lynne Quarmby
In 2012, Stephen Harper and the Conservative government handed control of environmental assessments for proposed energy projects, such as the Kinder Morgan pipeline, over to the National Energy Board.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed, Trudeau & Trump Are Miles Apart When It Comes To Climate Action
Huffington POst via Clean Energy Canada
By Merran Smith & Clare Demerse
Climate action isn’t just about what we need less of; it’s also about what we need more of. And on that score, Trudeau & Trump are miles apart.
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The ECOreport interviews filmmaker Damien Gillis to look behind the documentary Fracture Land
By Roy L Hales
The award-winning documentary “Fractured Land” follows the life of First Nations warrior and lawyer, Caleb Behn as he explores the impacts hydraulic fracturing is having on his community. It will soon be aired on the Knowledge Network. I had an opportunity to ask filmmaker Damien Gillis, What’s behind the documentary Fractured Land?
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The ECOreport publishes an Op-Ed in defence of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the quintessential Canadian politician
Editor’s Note: This is one viewer’s response to my article “The Real Justin Trudeau“
By Richard Barry Adasoy
I cannot say that I personally agree with all of what I perceive to be Trudeau’s aims, but with that caveat I can with confidence state that he is the quintessential Canadian politician, even to his tendency of favouring appeasement regardless of his own expressed values.
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The ECOreport publishes a response to the National Post’s critique of the real Justin Trudeau
By Roy L Hales
The NATIONAL POST published a very cynical portrait of Canada’s Liberal government. Andrew Coyne wrote, “Every time you think you have plumbed the depths, every time you believe you have pierced the many veils of their duplicity, you are delighted to discover still another con wrapped inside the last — usually delivered by some smiling minister tweeting variations on ‘Better is Always Possible’ and ‘Diversity is Our Strength.’” Unlike the previous administration, which “never bothered to pretend they were anything other than grimly determined power-seekers,” the Trudeau people are using their perceived idealism as “a newer, slicker, con.” Coyne may be right, but I suspect this is not the real Justin Trudeau.
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The ECOreport reposts an update on the lawsuit, 25,000 Canadians Seek Justice For The Mount Polley Disaster
Originally Published on Mining Watch
Williams Lake (B.C.), March 27 2017. As Federal Crown Prosecutors move today in B.C. provincial court to stay (i.e. shelve) MiningWatch’s private charges over the Mount Polley mine disaster, the mining watchdog is releasing the names of over 25,000 Canadians who have endorsed a petition urging the Trudeau government not to let those responsible off the hook for the biggest mining spill in Canada’s history. Local residents, regional groups, and First Nations support the effort to enforce the Fisheries Act.
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The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED about plans to expand North America’s fossil fuel production, Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future
By Roy L Hales
Alberta’s oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “a great day for jobs and energy independence” in the United States. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its’ current pipeline capacity and adding more pipelines is “not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (Global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is about our future on a planet where the scale and pace of extreme weather events is increasing.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED supportive of the Liberal Government, Climate Actions in Canada’s 2017 Budget
From Climate Action Network Canada
By Catherine Abreu
Today’s budget provides the financial backing we need to begin the serious work of implementing Canada’s climate framework and generating good, long-term jobs for Canadians. It also highlights several areas that need more work, particularly in building clean technology markets and ending fossil fuel subsidies.”
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