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Economy, International, Politics, Society

Greens reject trade deals’ ‘affront to democracy’

The leader of the Green Party wants Canada to reject international trade agreements that allow corporations to sue governments.  Elizabeth May says the so-called Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPAs) threaten democracy and infringe on sovereignty. Citizens protest the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Liberal leader promises green investment

On the federal election campaign trail, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised that if elected, his party would invest nearly six-billion-dollars over the next four years in environment-friendly infrastructure. That would be part of almost 20-billion that would be spent over »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Sex beats poison when it comes to insect control

with files from Emily Chung, CBC With the sometimes bitter debate continues over widespread farm use of the insecticide family of neonicotinoids, another alternative is making inroads. There has been a battle between environmentalists, scientists and beekeepers on one hand, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Electric cars, not always “greener”

While many are extolling electric cars as the way of the future to reduce greenhouse gases, a new study points out that’s not always the case. Chris Kennedy (PhD, B Eng)  is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering »