Harper

In "Libya’s Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians," Murray Dobbin looks at the case for invading Libya, the mess of arms and fighting left behind, (entirely forseeable after Iraq in my opinion) and discusses the failure of democracy in Canada and its media that allowed this tragedy to unfold.

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Posted on April 09, 2014

Canadian whistleblower Marc Mayrand is in the fight of our lives. As Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Mayrand blew the whistle on Bill C-23, the Harper government’s grossly misnamed Fair Elections Act.  In testimony to a House of Commons Committee in early March, Mayrand detailed numerous controversial features of the proposed Act, including its potential to make it very difficult for hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens

Posted on April 08, 2014

Greenpeace asks Elections Canada to investigate whether links between the Conservative Party and Ethical Oil break election rules

(Ottawa) - Greenpeace Canada has asked Elections Canada to investigate whether the Conservative Party is colluding with the Ethical Oil Institute in violation of the measures in the Canada Elections Act that prohibit donations to federal political parties from corporations.

Posted on March 11, 2014

Environmental and First Nations activists are increasingly appalled by the continuing revelations that they are being spied on by police and the Canadian security establishment on behalf of the corporate sector.

Posted on July 02, 2013


Posted on May 08, 2013

Compiled by Joyce Nelson

Fisheries & Oceans
Discontinued: Species-at-Risk Program, Ocean Contaminants & Marine Toxicology Program, Habitat Management, Experimental Lakes Area (Northern Ontario), DFO Marine Science Libraries, Centre for Offshore Oil & Gas Energy Research
 

Posted on May 08, 2013

by Joyce Nelson

Canada’s Information Commissioner, Suzanne Legault, agreed at the end of March to launch an investigation into the extensive muzzling of federally-funded scientists at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and other federal agencies. Her decision comes after a February 20th complaint formally filed by Democracy Watch in partnership with the Environmental Law Clinic of the University of Victoria, which called for a full investigation and was accompanied by a 128-page report, Muzzling Civil Servants: A Threat to Democracy.

That report documents systematic silencing since 2007 of

Posted on May 08, 2013

Excerpt from Joyce Nelson's WS article, "Harper's War on Science"

Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, has consistently defended the Harper government from accusations of a War on Science by emphasizing the $5.5 billion that the Feds have provided to the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), including another $225 million to the CFI in Economic Action Plan 2013 released on March 21.   

The CFI – the key decision-maker for all science funding in

Posted on May 08, 2013

save ocean science, harper's war on scienceby Susan MacVittie

Photo credit: John Gardner, Timothy Foulkes

When residents in St. Andrews, New Brunswick heard that the federal government was going to close the St. Andrews Biological Station (SABS) Library, discontinue the Contaminants and Toxicology (CT) program, and reduce the Habitat program as part of its cost cutting measures, they formed Save Ocean Science (SOS) to raise awareness about the impact of lost jobs and lost science.

Since 1908, the SABS Library has provided resources to

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