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Harper and Couillard: A dangerous combo for Quebec

Photo: CSN/refusons.org  Raynald Leblanc

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Quebec is indisputably an essential component in Canadian confederation. Of course, no one doubts this, especially since the national question is hardly a hot topic of discussion around the dinner table these days.

But to see Harper and Couillard’s efforts to have dirty oil shipped from Western Canada’s oil sands through Quebec, we have to wonder if we aren’t returning to Canada’s origins, with the building of the railroad to connect the British colonies for the benefit of English capitalists.


| December 13, 2014

Burnaby Mountain, Kinder Morgan and the law

Photo: flickr/Mark Klotz
It felt like a victory, and it was, but a week later the wages of victory are hard to grasp. A lawyer looks back on her work with the protesters of Burnaby Mountain.

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Whose contempt? Burnaby Mountain, Kinder Morgan and the law

Photo: flickr/Mark Klotz

Burnaby Mountain, probably best known as the home of Simon Fraser University, is the site of a proposed expansion of Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan's Edmonton to Vancouver tar sands pipeline. The mountain is also unceded Indigenous territory, part of the traditional land of the Musqueum, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. But for the last few months, Burnaby Mountain played host to a concerted struggle for climate justice and Indigenous sovereignty, a battle over one pipeline that became a proxy fight over the Harper government's fixation with extractive industry as a whole.


| December 8, 2014
| December 7, 2014

UBC institute set up to promote Canadian mining overseas

December 5, 2014
| The International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development claims it wants to help countries benefit from their resources in environmental and socially responsible ways.
Length: 12:00 minutes (11 MB)

Growing Cities: Be The Change Documentary Film Series

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 6:30pm


The Gayety Theatre
161 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, ON
44° 30' 1.026" N, 80° 12' 58.1436" W

Fourth Wednesday of each month, October - April (excluding December)
Be The Change Documentary Film Series was created in 2008 to educate and inspire the local community into action where it relates to our fragile ecosystem and what each of us can do to help preserve it. Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation and Elephant Thoughts are working together along with other community partners to provide the audience with a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of some of the most important ecological and social justice issues facing our local area and the communities of planet Earth. Proceeds support local programs and initiatives at Blue Mountain Watershed Trust and Elephant Thoughts.

Growing Cities
January 28, 2015

Climate Change, the Environment and Capitalism! What's at Stake?

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 7:00pm


Joe's Cafe (in the Large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Drive @ William Street
Vancouver, BC
49° 16' 26.2632" N, 123° 4' 10.308" W


Part 4 of the Fire This Time Forum Series: "A Marxist World View for Today"

"Climate Change, the Environment & Capitalism! What's at Stake?"

Joe's Cafe (1150 Commercial Drive @ William Street)

| December 2, 2014
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