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Environmental Disasters Are About Responsible Governance

Reut Amit | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green
Reut Amit

Good governance means embracing an environmental review process that includes the people and governments who are most affected by proposed projects, rather than one that robs stakeholders of their voices.

Canadian Women Ridicule PM For Anti-Niqab Comments

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

A tidal wave of social media ridicule engulfed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after saying the niqab, a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim...

Beyond Keystone

Carl Pope | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Alberta tar sands oil and North Dakota light shale oil flows into the same markets, have access to the same refineries, and rely on the same pipelines and railroads to get them to the same customers. So it was never terribly plausible that Keystone would be good for the U.S. -- it was designed to make Canadian oil more competitive in global markets.

Stephen Harper's Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

Washington Spectator | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Washington Spectator

Over 90 percent of Canada's oil reserves are bitumen, the costly production of which nets only 4 percent to Canada's GDP. But oil represents 40 percent of the country's exports. So the urgency to develop and export the tar-sands oil has become a national priority.

Egypt Should Send Canadian Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Home

Amal Clooney | Posted 02.26.2015 | World
Amal Clooney

The outcome of the retrial, and its timeframe, remain uncertain. But more importantly, Mr. Fahmy should not be subjected to this process at all.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil explosion, this time at an Exxon refinery in C...

Canadian Prime Minister Speaks Out Against Facial Veils

Religion News Service | Ron Csillag | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion

TORONTO (RNS) Canada’s prime minister is vowing to appeal a court ruling that struck down his government’s ban on wearing face veils during ceremo...

Canadian Foreign Minister Baird Announces He's Resigning

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

OTTAWA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird announced on Tuesday he was resigning, a move that leaves the Conservative government...

Like Canada's Harper Government, Obama Administration Muzzling Its Scientists

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

In recent years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has come under fire for disallowing scientists working for the Canadian government to speak directly to the press.

Canada's Young G20 Leaders Call for Real Jobs Solutions

Robert D. Onley | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Robert D. Onley

The solution to the problem of youth unemployment is part of the greater economic action plan that Canada and other nations are undertaking.

Canada PM: Ottawa Shootings Are Terrorism

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to redouble the country's fight against "terrorist organizations" abroad after a reported con...

With 1,000 Aboriginal Women Dead Or Missing, Canadians Are Asking #AmINext

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

Women in Canada are expressing outrage on social media over missing and murdered aboriginal women in their country by tweeting, Facebooking and Instag...

Australia's Coal Slump Could Be a Cautionary Tale for Canada

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The prime ministers of Canada and Australia jointly blasted carbon taxes as environmentally ineffective job killers. As outspoken defenders of a carbon economy, the pair, it they cared to look, would find themselves as part of a club with an ever-dwindling membership. Neither, it is worth noting, appears concerned.

Why Are Obama and Harper So Out of Sync of Carbon Emissions?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Obama has declared a war on coal that's taking direct aim at his country's largest polluters. In Canada, meanwhile, Prime Minister Harper is using his mandate to muzzle weather forecasters from even mentioning climate change. The two major trading partners have their differences, but seldom have they been so out of sync.

Are Harper's dreams of Canada as energy superpower going up in smoke?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Are Prime Minister Harper's dreams of Canada becoming an energy superpower going up in smoke? In the last decade, his Conservative government has done...

Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System

Marion Roche | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Sylvia, a community health worker in Guatemala, helps mothers in her community to treat diarrhoea with zinc and ORS.In poorer countries and communitie...

Why Canada May Be Heading Down the "Slippery Slope" Toward American-Style Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.14.2014 | World
Wendell Potter

Like every country with an aging population, Canada will have to implement some changes to make sure care continues to be accessible and affordable, but the U.S. model is not the example Ottawa and the provinces should follow.

A Relationship of Mutual Respect and Admiration: His Highness the Aga Khan Becomes First Faith Leader to Address Joint Session of Canadian Parliament

Rizwan Mawani | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Rizwan Mawani

The Shi'a Imam spoke about the increased conflict that characterized our world, the tensions between Sunni and Shi'a interpretations of Islam and that pluralism -- an ethic in which diversity, not just in its spirit, but in practice -- needed to be valued and championed.

Crushing Olympic Hockey Defeats Made Worse: Obama Owes Canada Two Cases Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Both hockey teams representing the United States in the Olympics lost in major match-ups with Canada this week, and now President Barack Obama has to ...

Obama Makes Olympic Hockey Beer Bet With Canada

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have put both national pride and cases of beer on the...

Obama Condemns Violence In Ukraine And Venezuela

AP | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. strongly condemns violence taking place in Venezuela and Ukraine. Obama is speaking at a...

Obama Heads Into Talks With Mexico, Canada Amidst Political Limitations

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads into a summit with Mexican and Canadian leaders eager to engage on issues of trade and other neighbor...

These Three Amigos Can Save the Monarch

The WorldPost | Posted 12.01.2014 | World

On Feb. 19, Mexican President Enrique Pena-Nieto, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are meeting in Toluca, Mexico...

Why the Loonie's Fortunes Are Still Tied to Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

It's a few weeks into a new year and so far Canadians are discomfited by watching our dollar rank among the world's worst-performing currencies. The oft-cited reasons include high consumer debt levels, the potential for a housing bubble, and worries that Canada's economy is on a divergent path from the US. Really, though, it's about oil.

Obama Meets North American Leaders In February

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will meet in Mexico next month with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh ne...