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The Panama Papers scandal is all over the news, but what are the implications for the environment, and possibly more importantly why does no one seem surprised and what does that say about our society?
- Iceland’' Prime Minister Steps Down Amid Panama Papers Scandal
- How offshore banking is costing Canada billions of dollars a year
- Canada Revenue offered amnesty to wealthy KPMG clients in offshore tax 'sham'
- Huge Cost of Tax Evasion Revealed as Campaign to Tackle Tax Havens Launches
- Why the offshore tax haven crisis won't get fixed, despite Panama Papers
We also discuss the first CEO jailed for actions taken as a CEO in the USA, Donald Blankenship former head of Massey Energy and the recent third-term election for Brad Wall's government in Saskatchewan.
- Blankenship Gets Year in Prison Over Mine-Safety Conspiracy
- Brad Wall’s victory cements his place at centre of conservative movement
In the final section, we talk about renewable energy opportunities in Canada compared to the supposedly irresistible opportunities of continuing to invest in oil. Supposedly some pipeline might bring 130 or so jobs! Guess what… there's 70,000 potential jobs in Alberta for solar jobs alone in the next 25 years.
- Netherlands Moves To Only Allow EV Sales By 2025 – End Of Gas, Petrol
- Solar industry says 70,000 jobs knocking on Alberta's door
- This Tower Pulls Drinking Water Out of Thin Air
- How Big Oil Corrupted The World
The bonus show, hosted by Sabina Hyseni and Brenna Owen discuss Trudeau's comments about how supposedly oil and climate change don't conflict, and Catherine McKenna's comments about how NOT investing in oil threatens national unity. We call bullshit, you should listen to why.
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