Posts Tagged "environment"

Environmental Charities Threatened by Government

Ted Hsu

The Harper government is again showing that it will let nothing — including Canada’s democratic traditions — stand in the way of its headlong pursuit of an economy based on fossil fuel extraction with little regard for sustainability. Some of…

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Government shows little interest in the future of VIA Rail

Ted Hsu

Update (July 20): Lisa Raitt is the new Minister of Transport. Write to Lisa Raitt if you wish to express your opinion about passenger rail transport in Canada.   On June 4 in the House of Commons Bruce Hyer, the…

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Conservative governments will attack even the mention of the environmental assessment of a pipeline

Ted Hsu

Last week in Atlantic Canada (May 23, 2013), the CBC asked Liberal leader Justin Trudeau about the proposed Trans-Canada Energy East west-east pipeline project, and he responded, “I think it is a proposal that is extremely interesting. We are waiting…

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What if you are not satisfied with the answer you got in Question Period?

Ted Hsu

I am often asked, “Are you frustrated by the non-answers you sometimes get in Question Period?” Well, it turns out that there is actually a time, 30 minutes each day, when MPs can quiz the government for a longer period…

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Local Town Hall: Action on Climate Change

Ted Hsu

Noted Queen’s University climate scientist Professor John Smol, Former Environment Minister Stéphane Dion, and MP Ted Hsu were panelists at the public town hall meeting: Action on Climate Change, Saturday Apirl 14. Over 250 people filled Memorial Hall inside City…

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