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    Team Harper should rack a win at climate negotiations...if they're smart

    Harper govt gets failing grade on environmental record: federal watchdog

    A new federal audit gives the Harper government a failing grade on everything from climate action and environmental monitoring to Arctic policy.


    Rafe- Tories will win in 2015 on Iraq position; what does that mean for Canada, environment

    Rafe: Tories will win in 2015 on Iraq position; what does that mean for Canada, environment?

    Rafe Mair predicts a Tory victory in 2015, bringing more of the same disrespect for the public and environment. That's why we need to be prepared to engage in civil disobedience.



    Christy Clark should try being more leader, less cheerleader

    Rafe: Christy Clark should try being more leader, less cheerleader

    From overblown promises on LNG to downplaying the Mount Polley disaster, BC Premier Christy Clark is more cheerleader than leader, says Rafe Mair.


    Harper signing off on FIPA trade deal before trip to China

    Harper to sign off on FIPA trade deal before trip to China

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper will finally sign off on the controversial FIPA trade deal today, sources say, in advance of an upcoming trip to China.



    Christy Clark- Govt ready to embrace Tsilhqot'in case

    Christy Clark: Govt ready to embrace Tsilhqot’in case, Aboriginal title – Chiefs cautiously optimistic

    Video of the historic meeting between the premier of BC and First Nations leaders - featuring Christy Clark, Tsilhqot'in Chief Roger William and Grand Chiefs Ed John and Stewart Phillip.


    Premier's Tsilhqot'in meeting a sign of real change for BC

    Rafe: Premier’s Tsilhqot’in meeting a sign of real change for BC?

    The BC government's dramatic about-face with, signing a historic agreement with Tsilhqot'in First Nation leaders shows how much BC has changed, says Rafe Mair...Now corporations must catch up.



    Mount Polley and the problem with de-regulation

    Why not enough ‘red tape’ = too much red ink: Mount Polley and the problem with de-regulation

    CFAX 1070's Ian Jessop interviews Damien Gillis on the Mount Polley mine disaster and consequences of the BC Liberals' de-regulation policy on the environment and economy.


    Rafe- Bennett should resign over Mount Polley

    Rafe: Why Bennett should resign over Mount Polley

    By shirking government accountability, new Mount Polley inquiries miss the point, says Rafe Mair. "Minister Bennett ought to have instantly resigned."



    David Suzuki: Leaders must put people before politics

    David Suzuki: Leaders must put people before politics

    "Our elected leaders should have a vision that extends beyond the next election and the latest Dow Jones average — to our children and grandchildren," says David Suzuki


    Burnaby fires back at Kinder Morgan with constitutional challenge

    Burnaby fires back at Kinder Morgan with constitutional challenge

    Burnaby council is launching a constitutional challenge over pipeline builder Kinder Morgan's attempt to force its way onto Burnaby Mountain.