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| November 5, 2014

English Canada! It's time to support Quebec's pipeline resistance.

Photo: Yohann Ducasse

Quebec culture and politics are foreign to Canada's oil industry, and to the English-speaking climate movement. This is changing.  

TransCanada is proposing a pipeline bigger than its infamous Keystone XL, named Energy East, to be built through the province. Enbridge hopes to soon reverse its Line 9 to Montreal. Bitumen just started arriving by rail in Sorel-Tracy to be shipped out via the St Lawrence River on mega-tankers.



Scathing report by environment commissioner falls on deaf ears

October 26, 2014
| Canada is failing on numerous issues of environmental protection and reneging on international commitments. When Julie Gelfand pointed this out, she attracted the ire of the federal government.
Length: 09:55 minutes (9.08 MB)

Need for right to healthy environment in Canada's Constitution

October 26, 2014
| More than 110 countries recognize their citizens' right to a healthy environment. A recent report by Ecojustice argues that Canadians are in urgent need of the same right.
Length: 17:20 minutes (15.88 MB)

Let's set the record straight: Tar sands = 'dirty oil'

Photo: flickr/Peter Blanchard

Environmentalists on both side of the Atlantic are shocked at the news that the European Union is proposing to scrap a mandatory requirement to label tar sands crude as highly polluting.


Stephen Harper in the Tar Sands
| October 5, 2014

Ban tar sands dilbit from Line 9 and Waterloo region and respect the treaties

September 30, 2014
| On September 17, Waterloo region residents presented to council urging them to enact a municipal tar sands dilbit ban, and to honour settler treaty responsibilities to Indigenous nations.
Length: 11:44 minutes (16.12 MB)

Why we need to win the battle over the tar sands

A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

by Edited by Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis and Joshua Kahn Russell
(Between the Lines,

As our governments willingly unleash unprecedented destruction upon the earth through the promotion of extractive industries, and growing mobilizations of climate activists challenge climate emergency, I am reminded of a cautionary warning: "the Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk."

This environmental metaphor conveys that the awareness of a historical period only becomes apparent when that era is coming to a close and as we come face-to-face with urgent tasks that need to be addressed.


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