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 and appeal for action to stop British Columbia’s Bad Deals
From the Sierra Club BC
By Galen Armstrong
In less than two weeks, BC Hydro will force Ken and Arlene Boon to leave the land they’ve farmed for thirty-seven years. They and other farmers are already being evicted to make way for the Site C dam. The traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations is being scraped clean of trees years in advance of the proposed flooding.
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The ECOreport looks at the 2016 provincial election’s outcome, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
By Roy L Hales
The final outcome of British Columbia’s election will not be known until absentee ballots are counted. Premier Christy Clark currently leads, with 43 seats as opposed to the NDP’s 41 and the Green party’s 3. Unless these results change, BC’s Fossil Fuel Dreams May Be Over.
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The ECOreport concludes the Interview With Claire Trevena, MLA For North Island
By Roy L Hales
A month ago I met with the NDP candidate for our riding at Heriot Bay on Quadra Island. You can listen to the first part of my interview with her by clicking on this link. This is the conclusion of my interview with Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island.
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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 looks at unemployment & debt statistics to determine are the BC Liberals better fiscal managers than the NDP?
By Roy L Hales
The BC Liberals portray themselves as the party that brings economic stability and creates jobs. They claim the BC NDP and Green Party would introduce “reckless spending, higher taxes, and bigger government.” But, based on their past performance, are the BC Liberals better fiscal managers than the NDP?
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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 Op-Ed critical of the 2017 budget, Canada’s Budget Props Up Failing Tar Sands Industry
Editor’s note: Canada is a Petro-state, whose currency fluctuates with the rise and fall of oil prices. This would not be a healthy situation even if fossil fuel emissions were not triggering climate change. The government needs to develop other industries without collapsing our Petro-economy.
Press Release from the Wilderness Committee
While the federal government invests in moving Canada towards a low-carbon economy, Budget 2017 throws good money after bad in its attempts to prop up a failing tar sands industry.
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The ECOreport looks at stories of the a corrupt political process, the rich & connected appear to run British Columbia
By Roy L Hales
More than a week has passed since the New York Times carried the story. The author, Dan Levin, told Global News, “If this were in Russia or China or the Balkans or some developing-world country, it would just be written off as nepotism or corruption, but here (in British Columbia), because it’s not illegal, it seems to just get a pass.” Corporate and union donations to political parties are banned in Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Alberta and Ontario, but not in British Columbia. NDP MLA David Eby believes the corruption runs much deeper than the $50,000-a-year “commission” Premier Clark receives from her party’s campaign chest. The rich & connected appear to run British Columbia.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about BC’s upcoming provincial election, $718,918 reasons Christy Clark said ‘yes’ to Kinder Morgan
Originally posted on the Dogwood Initiative
VANCOUVER – After formally opposing the Trans Mountain expansion proposal at National Energy Board hearings last January, Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government has reversed its position, embracing Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s pipeline and oil tanker proposal.
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