Emma Pullman
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Emma is a Vancouver-based researcher, writer and freelance journalist. You can find her work in the Toronto Star, Vancouver Observer, Rabble and Canada.com.

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Climate Change May Hit These Communities in Canada the Hardest

(15) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 5:19 PM

If you trace your finger along the invisible line of the Arctic Circle located at 66º, 30'N latitude, your finger will arrive at the Inuk hamlet of Naujaat, or Repulse Bay, Nunavut. The tiny community is home to bird species, caribou, seals, walrus, whales and polar bears. This time of...

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Thanks to Harper, I Recently Apologized For Being Canadian

(43) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 5:29 PM

This Saturday, Canadians and Americans will gather outside the Canadian Consulate in Minneapolis to build a united wall of opposition to pipelines, reckless tar sands expansion and runaway climate change.

The event is the first of over 90 confirmed Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities rallies to take...

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Regina Mother's Stand Against Climate Change

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 3:17 PM

Amy Snider doesn't fit the profile of your typical activist.

The stepmother to two and mother of one lives in Regina and is an ESL instructor at the local university. Her husband is a professor in English Literature. She grew up in Vancouver, and moved to Regina in the 1990s...

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A Tale of Two Conventions

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2013 | 8:20 PM

It was a lively final day inside and outside the Conservative Party convention in Calgary.

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel ran a tight ship to move both the Constitution and Policy plenaries along.

There was hardly a dull moment as motions from yesterday's Constitution and Policy meetings...

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Harper's Keynote at CPC13 - A Make Or Break Moment For The Tory Party?

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 9:49 PM

Prime Minister Stephen Harper took the stage tonight in Calgary to a packed room of 3,000 delegates. For the media and Canadians at large, this was their first glimpse inside this week's Conservative Party convention in Calgary. Both pundits and delegates have called tonight's speech a make-or-break moment for the...

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Inside CPC13: The Party Is Defensive, Is It Divided?

(3) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 7:45 PM

As the party's national convention kicks off today, over 2,000 Conservatives from across Canada are converging on Calgary. While protesters and picketers line the streets, swarms of well-dressed people in suits are entering Calgary's BMO Centre. Tories are calling it an opportunity for the party to reconnect with the party's...

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What I Learned at the 4th Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk

(5) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 1:07 PM

Some fifteen years ago, at a Peace Gathering, an elder shared a prophecy. A baby boy would be born in a teepee on a buffalo robe, his birth signalling that now is the time to act.

Last Thursday, on the eve of the 4th Annual Healing Walk in...

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Alberta's Underground Tar Sands 'Oil Blowout' Industry and Government Don't Want You to Know About

(77) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 9:12 PM

"We don't know what the hell is going on under the ground".

That's what Crystal Lameman, a member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation told me this morning. On June 27, an oil spill occurred at Canadian Natural Resources Limited's (CNRL) Primrose operations 75km east of Lac...

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Why Ethical Oil's Deceptive 'Women's Rights' Defense of Tar Sands Is Insulting and Wrong

(5) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 1:25 PM

EthicalOil.org’s new spokesperson, Kathryn Marshall, authored an insulting piece this week on the Huffington Post titled "Care About Women's Rights? Support Ethical Oil". Marshall’s piece is a response to the October 11 article by Maryam Adrangi at It’s Getting Hot In Here.  Adrangi argues that the underlying motive...

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