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'Bombshell Revelations' Point to Ongoing Poisoning of Grassy Narrows People
An investigation by environmental volunteers and The Toronto Star has uncovered the "bombshell revelation" that soil surrounding an old paper mill is contaminated with mercury, amounting to what many are calling a "smoking gun" in the ongoing poisoning of the Grassy Narrows First Nation community...
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In the Best Interest of Justice: Former Peltier Prosecutor Joins Urgent Activist Calls For Clemency
Peltier and other AIM activists at Wounded Knee in 1973. On front, Peltier at Leavenworth in 1992. Photo by Jeffry Scott. In a "truly extraordinary" and evidently unprecedented act, a former prosecutor of Native American activist Leonard Peltier, now 72, ill, and in his 41st year in prison for a...
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Canada-China FTA Talks to Begin in February 2017 Could Have Massive Implications on Water Use
The Trudeau government says talks toward a Canada-China Free Trade Agreement could begin as early as February 2017. CBC reports, "International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is tentatively booked to begin talks with China in February as the two countries explore a free trade...
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Buoyed by DAPL Fight, Canadian Chiefs Launch Legal Battle Against Enbridge Pipeline
Buoyed by the success of Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a coalition of Canadian First Nation chiefs have launched legal action against the Trudeau government for its recent approval of the Enbridge Line 3 expansion. Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba...
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In Historic Decision, Canada Declares Internet Access a Fundamental Right for All
In what is being described as a "historic" decision that will have a significant impact, particularly on the lives of those living in rural and First Nations communities, Canada's telecom agency on Wednesday issued a new rule declaring high-speed internet a basic service "necessary to the quality...
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Note to Trump: How Not To/To Respond To A Humanitarian Crisis
Protests in Montreal aimed at opening western borders to Syrian refugees. Photo by Andrej Ivanov. On front, faces of some of the 900 Jews fleeing Nazi Germany in May 1939 on the MS St. Louis while it was docked in Cuba, within sight of Miami; it was eventually forced to turn back to Europe, where...
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. News
Trudeau Touts Trump's Support for KXL, Sparking Fears of Pipeline Resurrection
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's support for the Keystone XL pipeline to an audience of business leaders and oil company executives in Calgary, Alberta—the heart of Canada's oil industry—on Wednesday. "If Keystone XL is ever proposed again the massive and...
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Poll Shows Canadian Majority Wants Water for People, Not for Profit
An overwhelming majority of Ontarians want their government to prioritize community drinking water needs over those of commercial water-bottling companies, according to a new poll which also supports the call for Nestlé Waters Canada to sell a well it purchased this summer to the local municipality...
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O Canada: A Cabinet That Looks Like Its Country vs. One That Looks, Acts and Reeks Like A Swamp
Normal: Trudeau's Cabinet The surreal ooze of the Trump "Cabinet" - that pay-to-play gang of clueless, racist, oil-soaked, arse-kissing swamp creatures who've spent their lives doing dubious work often actively or passively contrary to their shiny new jobs - keeps spreading. Like much that's come...
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Kinder Morgan Pipeline Might Be Canada’s DAPL
In the end, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for all his suave talk of being a new progressive politician, who would era in a new type of politics, turned out disappointingly to be like all the rest. His suit is cut from the same old cloth. And like a classic politician he spoke in Orwellian...
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