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Indigenous, Politics

Trudeau convenes emergency meeting to discuss anti-pipeline protests

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting of the cabinet’s Incident Response Group on Monday to address ongoing protests and rail blockades that have shut down much of the country’s rail traffic, disrupting passenger and freight service across Canada. The» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Natural gas pipeline protest: potential for violence

Although the elected band councils have approved, the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwets’en in northern British Columbia are against a gas pipeline across their traditional territory Other protests in sympathy continue to take place across the country. In northern B.C.» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Pipeline protests resume across Canada

Though the federal government had won its case for the TransMountain oil pipeline to proceed, the years of anti pipeline protests have ramped up again. Over the weekend, yesterday and today, protests and blockades went up in several locations across» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Federal Court of Appeal hearing challenge to pipeline project

The highly contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project is back in court yet again. Six challenges to the pipeline were granted access in September to the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver to challenge the government’s environmental consultations and» 

Environment, Politics

Thousands join Vancouver climate march with Greta Thunberg

Thousands of Canadians joined Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg in a climate march in downtown Vancouver Friday. The rally organized by Sustainabiliteens, a local youth organization, began at 11 a.m. outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thunberg, 16, is expected to speak at» 

Environment, International, Society

Frustrating commute for workers in major cities coming on Monday

For people with jobs trying to get to work or otherwise have appointments, it’s going to be a frustrating day on Monday, October 7. Climate activists calling themselves Extinction Rebellion in several major cities plan civil disobedience actions by blocking» 

Environment, Society

Climate strikes: Canadian school boards and colleges to let students protest

Like Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old global star in the fight against climate change, many Canadian students will take to the streets on Friday, September 27 to participate in climate events and some school boards across the country are even helping» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Protest and concern over bottled water extraction

A handful of activists arrived in front of the Ontario provincial legislature today seeking to highlight the ongoing issue of groundwater extraction by giant commercial water bottling operations . Using the figures from the multinational Nestle, they say the company» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Society

School rugby programmes cancelled in Nova Scotia

The maritime province of Nova Scotia announced it has ceased all its high-school rugby programmes. The decision was apparently based on insurance costs and injury rates. There’s no doubt that rugby is a rough and tumble game like most other» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Society

Exclusive themed dinner protested in Toronto

It’s called “Dinner with a view”, but anti-poverty groups called their protest, “dinner with a view-of the rich”. The “pop up” dinner, independently organised and not connected with the City of Toronto featured a number of small clear domes which»