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The push for new pipelines in the name of 'nation building' continues to tear us apart

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This dependence on commodities continues to shape Canada's body politic -- and for our new government, it will continue to confound attempts to heal relations with First Nations.

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Unrestrained resource extraction isn't ancient history -- it's a crime still in progress

Tar Sands Healing Walk. Photo: taylorandayumi/flickr

It has been one year and one week since a coalition of dozens of organizations and artists launched The Leap Manifesto, a short vision statement about how to transition to a post-carbon economy while battling social and economic injustice.

A lot has changed: a new federal government, a new international reputation, a new tone around First Nations and the environment. But when it comes to concrete action on lowering emissions and respecting land rights, much remains the same.

Our new government has adopted the utterly inadequate targets of the last government. Alberta has a climate plan that would allow tar sands emissions to increase by 43 per cent, wholly incompatible with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.


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