Aug 202018
 

This is your invitation to a presentation in Courtenay on September 13, 2018 about the takeover of our democracy by Big Oil.  Kevin Taft, former Liberal member of the legislative assembly in Alberta will be promoting his latest book “Oil’s Deep State”.  He draws on his personal experience as the leader of the official opposition […]

Aug 192018
 

Update: Roundup Class Action Suit for False Advertising is Going National In follow-up to 2015-04-21 Class Action LawSuits Against Monsanto (false advertising, glyphosate) —– Original Message —– From: Rae Sent: Mon, 19 Oct 2015 Subject: CBC Radio Announces Class Action Suits Against Monsanto Just announced on CBC Radio that class action suits against Monsanto are […]

Aug 192018
 
2017-10  Book, Oil's Deep State, How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming - in Alberta, and in Ottawa, by Kevin Taft

https://kevintafttour.ca/   –  Who’s in Charge? Oil’s Deep State How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa By Kevin Taft   About the Book Reviews & Awards Author Biography Customer Reviews Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire […]

Jul 282018
 

. . .   progressive lawyering rests on the sound assumption that no fundamental social change – be it the  eradication of racism, poverty, war, sexism, homophobia or other societal ills – can come about solely through legal reform. Only organized,  politicized mass activism from below, aimed at constantly enhancing and enforcing that social change or […]

Jul 112018
 

You may have guessed:  I am making plans now, to attend the following. Please help spread the word.  And let your MP know your position (not necessarily the same as mine!).     Thanks!  Sandra – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CORRECTION:   I did not write the notice […]

Jul 012018
 

This story plus the determination arising from the Auditor General’s report on the Phoenix payroll system to DO SOMETHING! – like actually firing and prosecuting – – raises my hopes. We are blessed by some well-placed, very good people.  Thank goodness! Whistle-blowers seem suddenly to be the valuable people that they are, recognized and supported […]

Jun 172018
 

 https://thenarwhal.ca/this-is-giant-mine/?utm_source=The+Narwhal+Newsletter&utm_campaign=906cd971fb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f6a05fddb8-906cd971fb-108492563  Please go to the above link. This gold mine was once so dangerous that it killed a toddler who ate snow two kilometres away. Canada’s second-largest environmental liability is inside Yellowknife city limits — and intrinsically tied to the city’s history and future. The federal government has now inherited the billion-dollar cleanup effort that […]

Jun 172018
 

I was curious about which Canadian banks have been payrolling the expansions of the Tar Sands (Ft McMurray, AB)  and Kinder Morgan, especially after the largest international bank, HSBC, pulled out?   The data is in another posting. TD Bank is the largest, with more than $700 million  in loans and commitments to Tar Sands and […]

Jun 172018
 
2016-11-01  Saskatchewan Party received millions in donations from Alberta companies  (Oil and Gas in particular).  CBC

TWO ARTICLES: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/saskatchewan-party-donations-alberta-companies-1.3831759  Critics call Brad Wall’s actions in Alberta undemocratic and unethical Drew Anderson, Robson Fletcher · CBC News · Brad Wall said he’s not considering changes to Saskatchewan’s political donation rules. (Adam Hunter/CBC)   EXCERPT Oil and gas money After compiling the data, using publicly available political donation records dating back to 2006, […]

Jun 112018
 

https://commonground.ca/        Common Ground,  June 2018 You need a gun to rob a bank,  but you need a bank to rob a country! Recommend:  go to the link above.    There are a number of good articles re – –   What a joke! We bought a crappy pipeline with taxpayer’s money. Related  (just so you know who […]