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    Trudeau abandons green election promises, lacks real climate plan

    Many of Justin Trudeau's green election promises are quickly falling by the wayside, with pipelines moving forward, unsolved regulatory problems, cuts to clean tech funding, and a lack of vision for addressing climate change an...


    Rafe to Justin: Kinder Morgan approval makes mockery of democracy

    Rafe Mair calls out Justin Trudeau on Kinder Morgan and the mockery its approval makes of our democracy. "What right does parliament have to expose our lands, parks and waters to the certain destruction that will come from toxi...



    New video shows serious dangers posed by LNG tankers

    A new, short video illustrates in vivid detail the dangers posed by plans to run LNG tankers through narrow, densely populated coastal waterways in places like Howe Sound, Saanich Inlet, Prince Rupert and Kitimat.


    Rafe: NDP’s Horgan too quick to dismiss Leap Manifesto

    BCNDP leader John Horgan has been too quick to dismiss the Leap Manifesto, says Rafe Mair. Instead of showing real vision and distinguishing himself from Premier Christy Clark, Horgan has chosen a losing path to the 2017 election.



    90% of world’s new electricity coming from renewables: Welcome to the end of the fossil fuel era

    90% the world's new electricity now comes from renewables. China is shuttering 1,000 coal plants and global emissions are on the decline. The end is nigh for the fossil fuel era…so why hasn’t Canada gotten the memo?


    Rafe: Gutless Horgan caves to union, apologizes for opposing LNG project

    Rafe Mair calls out BC NDP Leader John Horgan for caving to a powerful union and apologizing for opposing Petronas' Lelu Island LNG project.



    Rafe: NDP’s LNG reversal is a game-changer for BC election

    BC NDP Leader John Horgan's decision to oppose Petronas' Lelu Island LNG project is a game-changer for the upcoming provincial election, says Rafe Mair.


    From-'Clean-Coal'-to-'Ethical-Oil'--How-propaganda-(actually)-works

    From ‘Clean Coal’ to ‘Ethical Oil’: How propaganda (actually) works

    From "clean coal" to "ethical oil", a new book by Yale Professor Jason Stanley shows that propaganda is far more complex and problematic than simply lying about the facts.



    The NDP's only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

    The NDP’s only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

    The NDP has one slim chance of winning the next BC election: Embracing the "New Economy" - creating healthy, sustainable jobs vs. the Liberals' old, bankrupt ideas of LNG and big dams.


    With Site C, LNG Trudeau govt already breaking promises to First Nations, environment

    By approving Woodfibre LNG and refusing to cancel federal permits for Site C, the Trudeau government is showing that, when it really matters, its promises to First Nations and the environment are meaningless.