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Alberta Tar Sands Demonstrate a Legacy of Negligence and Deceit, New Study Says PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 05 August 2013 13:47
 Adam Kingsmith http://www.desmog.ca/2013/07/24/alberta-tar-sands-demonstrate-legacy-negligence-and-deceit-new-study-says
 
 
Wed, 2013-07-24 11:19
 
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The results of so-called "regulations" in action. Image Credit: howlmontreal/Flickr
 

It’s no secret that the province of Alberta, the government Canada, and the titans of the fossil fuel industry pride themselves on robust regulatory and oversight structures when it comes to the extraction of natural resources.

"Environmental protection is a priority for our government and Canada is a global environmental leader," said Canada’s Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver. "This is why Canada's oil sands are subject to some of the most stringent environmental regulations and monitoring in the world."
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Stephen Harper withholds details of government ads for big oil MINISTER WANTS TO SPEND UP TO $16.5 MILLION ON ADVERTISING PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 04 August 2013 05:51

by Editors Pipeline observer  26 May 2013 

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The Harper government is declining to explain how and where it is spending millions of taxpayer dollars on advertising to promote oil, gas and pipeline companies as well as other Canadian natural resources.

 

Facing nearly four hours of questions from opposition MPs this week, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver also declined to provide specifics on a training program, worth up to $500,000, for his department’s scientists and other officials, “designed to help them communicate with the public and to do so in a way that is accessible to the public.”

Overall, Oliver said his department wanted to spend up to $16.5 million on advertising in the upcoming year, with details made available “at the appropriate time.”

“This is a critical moment in the development of our natural resources, and therefore we have allocated a significant amount of money for advertising,” Oliver told a special committee studying spending estimates in the House of Commons on Tuesday evening.

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Statement by Environmental Defence’s Adam Scott on TransCanada’s Risky Energy East Pipeline Proposal PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 03 August 2013 10:00

BY Adam Scott

http://environmentaldefense.ca/articles/statement-environmental-defence%E2%80%99s-adam-scott-transcanada%E2%80%99s-risky-energy-east-pipeline-propo

Aug 012013

Toronto, ON - TransCanada’s Energy East proposal to ship tar sands oil across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick is yet another misguided scheme that puts Canadians in harm’s way for the benefit of the oil industry’s bottom line.

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Pooping Canada geese may have spread GM wheat seeds PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 26 July 2013 10:00
By Tom Spears,
OTTAWA CITIZEN July 23, 2013
Pooping Canada geese may have spread GM wheat seeds
AGRICULTURE CANADA PLANTED GM WHEAT IN OTTAWA, BUT NEVER THOUGHT WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF CANADA GEESE FLEW OFF WITH THE SEEDS. - PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAT MCGRATH , OTTAWA CITIZEN
 
OTTAWA — Canada geese may have spread viable seeds of genetically modified wheat grown at the Central Experimental Farm, documents from Agriculture Canada show.  The odds aren’t high, the department says.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 22:34
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Farmers Seek Environmental Assessment of GM Alfalfa from Ontario Government PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 25 July 2013 07:00
 
By Lucy Sharratt - CBAN Coordinator
6:50 AM  JULY 25,2013
 
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July 25, 2013. Ottawa – Two farmers have formally asked the Ontario government to carry out an environmental assessment of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa before the seed is sold in the province. Today, they launched an application under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, the first ever request relating to the issue of GM crops.
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