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Canada’s pathological political system

Canada’s social-political structure is pathological, Salmon Arm MD Dr. Warren Bell told the Joint Review Panel on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline at its hearings in Kelowna on January 28, 2013. The relentless marginalization of First Nations; an electoral system that generates non-representative governments; the huge concentration of political power in the Prime Minister’s Office; and the rise of corporate influence have created a pathological society.

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Climate Change Pollyannas

Global Warming for Dummies

Reading Global Warming For Dummies can raise a person’s general level of knowledge about climate change and offers solutions from an individualist, “what you can do” perspective. But Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May has chosen to play the Pollyanna role of promoting optimism in fighting climate change, at a time in which government and corporate climate change initiatives are at best token greenwash, explains David Orton in this in-depth review.






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Harper’s anti-environment trickery

Ecojustice lawyer Will AmosAn environmental time bomb that could put Canada’s rivers and coastal regions under threat of energy, resort or industrial development has been quietly hidden under cover of the billions of dollars of economic stimulus in the 2009 budget bill. Passing it would make the Liberal Party complicit with Harper in gutting Canada’s environmental protection laws.






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Green coalition challenges Harper

Germany uses 20 times more wind powerA powerful coalition of environmental groups, unions, scientists, business people and citizens is challenging Stephen Harper to invest up to $41 billion in green energy funding and infrastructure energy efficiency updates in this month’s budget. But behind the scenes, Stephen Harper may be planning to gut Canada’s Environmental Protection Act.






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Now available as an eBook!

It's All About Democracy

By Stuart Hertzog

This intriguing collection from greenpolitics.ca offers a much needed and iconoclastic view of Canada’s Green parties.

Activist Stuart Hertzog’s lively, insightful, and often wry commentary shows just how far Canadian Greens have drifted away from the original Green political principles.

Its profoundly democratic vision offers a practical cure for our dysfunctional political system and a way forward on urgent global issues.

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