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Nine Shades of Green

David GreenfieldSome political commentators focus on differences between light and deep greens, while others stress the distinction between between left and right greens. Saskatchewan writer David Greenfield has identified nine distinct types of green, covering almost the entire spectrum of contemporary political and ecological views, and believes it is important to name them to find a way forward for the contemporary ecological movement.

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The Age of Razor Wire

razor wire with bloodstainA trip to a ferry terminal turned into a reminder of the fragility of democratic rights and the insidious way that both Liberal and Conservative governments have secretly adopted the self-serving corporate agenda of North American integration. Is the repressive, anti-democratic Security and Prosperity Partnership the beginning of The Age of Razor Wire? Wake up, froggies! The water is beginning to boil!

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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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The divine right of Prime Ministers

Court government and the collapse of accountability book coverBook Review If you’re wondering why all recent prime ministers start behaving like autocrats once in office, it’s because Canada and the UK have moved to a Court system of government, explains University of Moncton public administration professor Donald Savoie. Not light reading, but an invaluable book if you want to understand Canadian federal politics.

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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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NDP-Green coalition needed in BC

A BC NDP/Green coalition?The BC Green Party’s determinaton to run a full slate of candidates in this year’s provincial election could be interpreted as a sign that it has not yet developed a mature political strategy for the election. Only an NDP-Green coalition can keep Gordon Campbell from victory in 2009.

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A Liberal-NDP-Green Coalition Is Possible

John RyanIn this concluding article, John Ryan explains why there is enough common ground for the federal Liberal, NDP and Green parties to form a mutually-acceptable and visionary political partnership that can defeat Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, form a coalition government, and lead Canada towards a progressive and independent future.

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Canada Needs A Liberal-NDP-Green Coalition

John RyanLong-time political observer John Ryan believes that a strategic political agreement between the Liberals, NDP, and Greens will enable them to win the next Canadian federal election and form a coalition government. Only then would the majority of Canadians have a government that would reflect their views, values, and interests, he explains.

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Letter to the Governor General

Governor General Michaelle JeanCanadians have voted in this election not to give the Conservative Party an overall majority, which means that two-thirds of the voting public do not want Stephen Harper to continue as prime minister. I have sent this letter to the Governor General requesting her not to agree to another minority government. Feel free to copy and circulate it. You send one, too — it’s time for action!

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