There is a letter to the editor in the current Newsmakers edition of Maclean’s magazine that betrays such utter stupidity and ignorance of how our society works that it bears national attention.
Especially so because some of the sentiments (and pure lack of thought) that it betrays resonate all the way out here in Alberta. READ
Isn’t flying fun! I don’t mean those delirious dreams where you are sound asleep, twitching with REM and you jump into the air and just keep on floating around over people’s heads like Mary or Fred Poppins only without the umbrella, I mean flying somewhere on an actual airplane with one of those big honkin’ airlines. READ
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych had much explaining to do at the summit meeting of the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania, last week. After six years of negotiation on an EU-Ukraine trade pact and political association agreement that was finally due to be signed at Vilnius, he had to explain why he wasn’t going to sign it after all. READ
Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government. Saro-Wiwa and the others had waged a long campaign to stop multinational oil company Royal Dutch Shell from drilling in the lands of the Ogoni people in the Niger delta. READ
David Suzuki Foundation supporters who live in Western Canada often have eyes riveted on Ottawa to see what the federal government’s next move will be when it comes to environmental issues. So we sometimes too easily overlook Canadians in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador — coastal regions, like ours, on the front lines of climate change. READ
To measure the magnitude of the hit inflicted on Stephen Harper’s political management by Wednesday’s RCMP allegations pertaining to the Senate spending scandal, consider that the only thing that would have made that damage worse would have been for the police to drag the prime minister himself into its net. READ
Had Canadians embraced an ambitious climate change plan along the lines of Stéphane Dion’s Green Shift five years ago, would the Keystone XL pipeline blueprint still be gathering dust in President Barack Obama’s in-tray? Would Alberta’s energy industry be scrambling to get a single domestic pipeline off the drawing board? READ