Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand blew the whistle on Bill C-23, the Harper government’s grossly misnamed Fair Elections Act. We take a look at why and list a few other whistleblowers. 

A round up on fracking in Canada and community resistance, from the Yukon to Newfoundland and Labrador, and every province inbetween

How trade agreements like NAFTA and the proposed CETA and FIPPA are undermining our right to water. As Maude Barlow explains, if Alberta were to limit current water access, energy companies operating in the tar sands could sue for compensation from the government of Canada. Sound crazy? Read on.

In November 2013, anti-tar sands activists and other environmentalists were shocked to learn that the Harper government has been spying on them in advance of important decisions about tar sands export pipelines.

Fracking has arrived in urban Alberta and the citizens of Lethbridge are saying no. A Chinese-backed firm, Goldenkey Oil Company, has been extended mineral rights to frack and drill in territory that includes a ten square mile plot of municipal land hosting several schools, 4,000 homes and 10,000 citizens...

It was the busiest, most intense four days I have had in a very long time. We had speakers, we had workshops to choose from, and we had so many discussions with the 150 like-minded individuals who were present. It was truly amazing…even though I was pooped at the end of the four very long days.

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