The Ethics of the Ethical Oil Cabal

With the recent demonstrations in Ottawa against the Alberta tarsands and the XL oil pipeline, most of the mainstream media very quickly bought into the oil lobby’s talking points by constantly raising the argument that Alberta bitumen constitutes “ethical oil,” a morally superior product in relation to oil extracted from…
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Where’s The Outrage?

Two non-election stories caught my eye Saturday. First, there was this story about the flooding on Peguis First Nation and then this one about a state of emergency due to a complete lack of potable water on Pikangikum First nation. Too much water in the first instance, none that people…
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Stark Choices

During her ill-fated campaign as Prime Minister, Kim Campbell famously noted that elections are no time for serious policy debate. It comes as no surprise, then, that we are hearing more this spring about tiny tax credits for piano lessons than about Canada’s most durable and egregious social injustice. That…
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