The Harper government is clearly obsessed with expanding tar sands production at any cost and it will bully any country that tries to stand in its way.
Vancouver Liberal MP Joyce Murray has tabled a private member's bill to ban tanker traffic on the northern B.C. coast. This would also block pipelines from Alberta through B.C. to the Pacific.
Establishing 'ethical oil' as a component of government rhetoric illustrates the growing success of a Canadian right wing aping U.S. Republican tactics.
Oil politics has divided Canada, blocked environmental change and for the most part has been a disaster for progressive politics.
There is one overriding question that hangs over the Harper government's adamant refusal to face up to climate change and to regulate a reduction in Canada's greenhouse gases.
First of a series on the politics of oil and Canada's climate change goals.
The Conservatives want to change the channel on climate change and oil politics. When you hear about the Alberta bitumen sands, they want you to answer that Canada's "ethical oil" is the best.
Jan 20, 2011 to Jan 21, 2011
St. James Community Square
3214 W 10th Ave.Vancouver
Canada49° 15' 47.9484" N, 123° 10' 33.7764" W
Hear first-hand accounts from people living through oil spills across North America
None of us were really holding our breath for a climate solution to come out of Cancun. So rather than letting another failed negotiation get us down, let us instead recommit to our local campaigns.
Leslie Iwerks' film about the tar sands played to sold-out audiences at the Calgary Film Festival last month. The film details the social, environmental and political impacts of the development.