Posts tagged Stephen Harper


… near St Charles, New Brunswick. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (hired by fracking corp SWN) lining the highway. The native Elsipogtog & Mi’kmaq people have been there for months to protect the area from fracking.

NetNewsledger.com - Anti-Fracking Protest Continues in New Brunswick

The protests are mounting in frequency. Aboriginal people, as keepers of the land, see the issue as one key to their role in society, and key to the future of Mother Earth and Turtle Island.
For Monday, December 2nd the move is to increase the scope of the protests.
The message from New Brunswick from the protestors who are calling themselves the HWY 11 Land Defenders is to “Show solidarity by taking action in your community. Where possible, highway shutdowns are encouraged however any action of support, such as banner drops, are welcome”.

Looks like the Harper government is back to do what it does best for corporations.

near St Charles, New Brunswick. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (hired by fracking corp SWN) lining the highway. The native Elsipogtog & Mi’kmaq people have been there for months to protect the area from fracking.

NetNewsledger.com - Anti-Fracking Protest Continues in New Brunswick

The protests are mounting in frequency. Aboriginal people, as keepers of the land, see the issue as one key to their role in society, and key to the future of Mother Earth and Turtle Island.

For Monday, December 2nd the move is to increase the scope of the protests.

The message from New Brunswick from the protestors who are calling themselves the HWY 11 Land Defenders is to “Show solidarity by taking action in your community. Where possible, highway shutdowns are encouraged however any action of support, such as banner drops, are welcome”.

Looks like the Harper government is back to do what it does best for corporations.

Canadian Scientists Expose Their Government’s Tar Sands Obsession at DC Briefing | NationofChange

“The Canadian government has failed to implement a plan to reduce carbon pollution,” said Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada. “It is on track to miss both its own and international targets for carbon emissions reduction, yet is recklessly pursuing plans to triple tar sands production. To date, the government has shown no ability to act as a credible partner to the U.S. on climate actions.”

During the press event today, the delegation presented the following examples on how the Canadian government’s concerted efforts cleared the path for reckless tar sands expansion:

  • An aggressive $24 million public relations blitz to paint the tar sands as an environmentally responsible project.
  • More than 6 years’ worth of failed climate plans and broken promises when it comes to controlling pollution from the tar sands.
  • Failure to take meaningful action on the current Canadian emissions trajectory, which will significantly miss Canada’s climate goal—one that is shared with the U.S.
  • Dismantling of decades worth of environmental legislation, leading to a withdrawal of federal protection of more than 2 million rivers and lakes, including waterways that would have triggered environmental assessment in pipeline projects.
  • Changes to public participation legislation in environmental hearings, including lengthy and arbitrary application processes to participate or submit comments in hearings.
  • Implementing communications policies that require federal scientists to have all media lines pre-approved, leading to an 80 percent decline in coverage of climate change in the first year the policy was implemented.
  • Public and internal attacks by government on citizens, artists and First Nations who express concern about the impacts of tar sands and related infrastructure.
Last week it was revealed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office created an “enemy list” to include in briefing books for newly appointed Cabinet members.

Pundits were quick to point out that US President Richard Nixon also had such a list of enemies that his office maintained.

Canadian Senate kills climate bill ahead of UN summit

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has defeated a climate change bill calling for cuts in CO2 emissions.

Go to Ottawa and ask if Stephen Harper is any different than Vladamir Putin…you might get some long pauses from center-to-left political players.