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The Moral and Criminal Case Against Canada's Climate Negligence PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:51

 https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/07-0

Taken from a brief submitted to the CBC and select Members of Canadian Parliament

altDoes Canada’s stance on climate change and our current economic development plan constitute moral negligence? (Photo: Tar Sands in Focus)It was several days before media reports and commentary on the havoc caused by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines finally began to acknowledge a possible connection to anthropogenic climate change. While no single hyper-storm can be positively attributed to human disruption of the global climate system, climate models predict that extreme weather events will increase in frequency and violence. Unprecedented natural maelstroms like Haiyan provide empirical evidence that the models are likely correct.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:59
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Potentially damaging Jackpine oilsands mine expansion OK'd by Ottawa PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 16:57

 By CBC

The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 06, 2013 9:04 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/potentially-damaging-jackpine-oilsands-mine-expansion-ok-d-by-ottawa-1.2454849

 

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Shell Canada's Jackpine oilsands mine expansion plan has received the go-ahead from Ottawa, despite the environment minister's view that it's "likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects." 

 

In a statement late Friday, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq concluded that the effects from the 100,000-barrel-per-day expansion are "justified in the circumstances."

The project would be located north of Fort McMurray, Alta. The nearby Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has said the project will violate several federal laws covering fisheries and species at risk, as well as treaty rights.

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Potentially damaging Jackpine oilsands mine expansion OK'd by Ottawa PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 07 December 2013 16:52

 

Environment minister says negative environmental effect is 'justified in the circumstances'

The Canadian Press Posted: Dec 06, 2013 9:04 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 06, 2013 9:33 PM MT

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In a statement late Friday, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq concluded that the effects from the 100,000-barrel-per-day expansion are "justified in the circumstances."

The project would be located north of Fort McMurray, Alta. The nearby Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has said the project will violate several federal laws covering fisheries and species at risk, as well as treaty rights.

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Mark Jaccard, Ex-Harper Appointee, Calls Canada A 'Rogue State' On Environment PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 19:29

 By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

 

 

Mark Jaccard was one of the first people nominated by the Conservatives to the environmental file when he was named in 2006 to the federal government's now-defunct National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 19:33
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David Suzuki on Christy Clark's LNG plans: 'Be serious' PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:33

The environmentalist questions how "clean" LNG is, arguing for renewable energy instead

By CBC News Posted: Dec 02, 2013 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/david-suzuki-on-christy-clark-s-lng-plans-be-serious-1.2447905?cmp=rssDavid Suzuki blasts B.C. LNG plans

David Suzuki blasts B.C. LNG plans 10:25David Suzuki is taking aim at B.C. Premier Christy Clark's claim that developing a liquid natural gas industry in B.C. will help slow climate change, arguing it's time Clark "be serious about where we're heading" with our reliance on fossil fuels.

 

The outspoken environmentalist made the remarks as Premier Christy Clark tours parts of Asia to drum up interest and investment in her government's LNG plans. Clark has said B.C. should sell natural gas in China and Japan because natural gas is cleaner than China's coal and safer than Japan's nuclear power

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:38
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David Suzuki on Christy Clark's LNG plans: 'Be serious' PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 16:25

The environmentalist questions how "clean" LNG is, arguing for renewable energy instead

BY CBC News Posted: Dec 02, 2013 11:26 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 02, 2013 5:36 PM PT

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/david-suzuki-on-christy-clark-s-lng-plans-be-serious-1.2447905?cmp=rss

David Suzuki blasts B.C. LNG plans
 

David Suzuki blasts B.C. LNG plans 10:25

David Suzuki is taking aim at B.C. Premier Christy Clark's claim that developing a liquid natural gas industry in B.C. will help slow climate change, arguing it's time Clark "be serious about where we're heading" with our reliance on fossil fuels.

 

The outspoken environmentalist made the remarks as Premier Christy Clark tours parts of Asia to drum up interest and investment in her government's LNG plans. Clark has said B.C. should sell natural gas in China and Japan because natural gas is cleaner than China's coal and safer than Japan's nuclear power.

Earlier this month Clark called B.C. proposed liquefied natural-gas plants worldwide pollution-fighting machines, despite concerns by climate scientists and environmental groups that they will belch millions of tonnes of harmful greenhouse gas emissions into the sky.

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Ban Fracking Now PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 November 2013 13:48

Ban Fracking Now

By the Council of Canadians

Right now families across Canada are suffering terribly from fracking... and it's getting worse.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 13:51
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Ban Fracking NOw PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 November 2013 13:44

Ban Fracking Now

By the Council of Canadians   contact 
 Right now families across Canada are suffering terribly from fracking... and it's getting worse.

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Consultation sought on seaweed harvest PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 27 October 2013 07:03
 
Pamela Suzanne Smyth / Special To The Star 
October 24, 2013 12:00 AM

http://www.oceansidestar.com/news/consultation-sought-on-seaweed-harvest-1.670215

SeaweedFrom left: RDN Director Bill Veenhof and MLA Scott Fraser listen to Island Scallops CEO Rob Saunders as he explains several types of seaweed found on the beach in Deep Bay.  Photograph by: PAMELA SUZANNE SMYTH PHOTO - See more at: 

http://www.oceansidestar.com/news/consultation-sought-on-seaweed-harvest-1.670215#sthash.YfcrabSh.dpuf

 
Peaceful protesters, curious residents, seaweed harvesters and politicians met at a rally on the beach in Deep Bay on Wednesday last week.
A community group is calling for a halt to seaweed harvesting until the BC Ministry of Agriculture can show there will be no damage to beach habitat, marine life and local infrastructure.
Concerns range from shoreline and property destabilization to impacts on beach habitat and the marine environment. The harvesting of beach-cast mazzaella japonica in Deep Bay and Bowser began last year, when track vehicles suddenly arrived on local beaches as part of a Ministry of Agriculture pilot project.
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 November 2013 12:05
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TRANSGENIC SALMON IS FRAUGHT WITH UNCERTAINTIES AND IRREVERSIBLE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 20 October 2013 21:54

By Joan Russow PhD Global Compliance Research Project

It is reported that the FDA is poised to approve Genetically engineered Aquabounty Salmon for human consumption ;.  If approved, it would be the first-ever GE animal permitted for human consumption in the U.S.  On April 26 2013 the 120-day comment period  ended with  1.8 million submissions opposing the approval of Aquabounty salmon.

Once approved, will it be exported everywhere? Unless there is a global ban on genetically engineered food and crops,  global citizens will have to be constantly vigilant  and have to oppose over and over again each new product introduced by this rogue technology. Please sign  global petition http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/the-un-general-assembly-institute-a-global-ban-on-genetically-engineered-food-and-crops

 

UPDATE; Until recently, Canada had permission to produce trangenic eggs for research purposes without testing for harm to human health and the environment; Now it has been approved; How easily it slips from research to approval  Canada has been grossly /criminally negligent.

 

Everyone is criminally negligent who (a) in doing anything, or (b) in omitting to do anything that it is his duty to do, shows wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons” (where ‘duty’ means a duty imposed by law). (Section 216, Canadian Criminal Code)

 

Salmon.Sized

The DNA of the top fish has been genetically engineered to produce growth hormones all the time for its entire life. People who eat this fish will be eating this DNA, along with the growth hormones. (photo from Cornucopia)

 

Aqua Bounty’s Atlantic salmon contain a growth gene implanted from another variety of salmon that is activated by DNA from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 13:50
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