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Got Land? Improve your treaty literacy

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This past October 2013, I was walking with many of my family, friends who were mostly children on a historic walk to create awareness about an oil spill by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL). The spill started in May 2013 near Cold Lake, Alberta within Treaties 6 and 8 territories. To this day, CNRL still has no idea how to stop it. 


November 29, 2013 |
Redford should address real issues in the province like fixing the broken tax system and corporate giveaways instead of targeting hardworking public service workers.
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| November 25, 2013
September 30, 2013 |
The Alberta government's announcement that it plans to bring in legislation to restrict the pensions of provincial employees is overly aggressive, and unneeded.

'CP Rail, CP Fail': Calgary residents protest following another oil train derailment in the city

Residents of the central Calgary neighbourhood of Inglewood staged a protest action on Friday, September 13 against CP Rail over its transport of dangerous chemicals through the city.


| September 16, 2013

Energy East? Use oil from Newfoundland, not the tar sands

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In Saint John New Brunswick, Mr. Harper exclaimed that with TransCanada's proposed Energy East Pipeline, "We're not just expanding our markets for our energy projects … We are also at the same time making sure that Canadians themselves benefit from those projects and from that gain energy security."

Instead of always promising energy security to the United States, it's refreshing to finally hear Mr. Harper talk about energy security for Canadians. This country is vulnerable to the next international oil supply crisis because it still imports almost half the oil Canadians use.


August 9, 2013 |
The University of Alberta wants to "reopen two-year collective agreements" with faculty and staff "to help the university balance its budget." This strikes me as a curious turn of events.
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| August 8, 2013
| July 2, 2013
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