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| December 19, 2014
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A number is never just a number: Lac-Mégantic crude

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72

Number of rail cars carrying Bakken crude oil that crashed into the Quebec community of Lac-Mégantic in July 2013, killing 47 people. (Source)

85

Percentage of tank cars carrying crude oil in North America (at the time of the accident) that were outdated DOT-111 rail cars deemed unsuitable for such transportation. All 72 cars on the MM&A trains that crashed into Lac-Mégantic were old DOT-111s. (Source)

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Experts: Halt tar sands development until environmental impacts are properly assessed

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A moratorium on any new oil sands expansion is imperative given Canada's failure to properly assess the total environmental and climate impacts, Canadian and U.S. experts say in the prestigious science journal Nature.

Even with a moratorium it will be very difficult for Canada to meet its international promise to reduce CO2 emissions that are overheating the planet according to government documents as previously reported by DeSmog.

| July 11, 2014

Jim Prentice and the oil industry

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Harper's decision on Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project is deeply linked to the fact that Jim Prentice is now officially in the race for leader of Alberta's Progressive Conservative Party.

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Three key moments in Canada's neoliberal transformation

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The last three decades have witnessed a far-reaching neoliberal transformation of the Canadian economy, politics and culture that has been dramatic, thorough and socially destructive.

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The three key moments in Canada's neoliberal transformation

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The last three decades have witnessed a far-reaching transformation of the Canadian economy, politics and culture. Canada is not unique in experiencing this neoliberal transformation, of course, but it has been as dramatic, thorough and socially destructive here as almost anywhere else in the industrialized world. Even before that transformation began, Canada was hardly a model of inclusion, equality, and democracy. But in the latter years of the postwar expansion, Canada progressed both economically and socially.

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| March 28, 2014
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