Oilsands Critics put Spotlight on Foreign Ownership

Oilsands Critics put Spotlight on Foreign OwnershipAnti-oilsands activists hit back at recent criticism of foreign funding of environmental charities Thursday by releasing a report showing oilsands companies are overwhelmingly foreign-owned. ForestEthics Advocacy — a spin-off of ForestEthics, which is a registered charity — released a shareholder analysis conducted using Bloomberg statistics that found 71 per cent of all companies operating in the Fort McMurray, Alta., area are not Canadian. Of the remaining companies that are headquartered…

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Canada Post Promises Mail Delivery

Canada Post Promises Mail DeliveryCanadian homes and businesses will start receiving mail again Tuesday now that legislation forcing 48,000 locked-out postal workers back to their jobs has become law, Canada Post says. Post offices that were closed during the labour dispute will start to reopen Tuesday as well, while mailboxes will be unsealed starting Monday, the Crown corporation said. The announcement came Sunday night, shortly after the government’s back-to-work-bill received royal assent.  Read More…

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WikiLeaks Cable Notes Harper’s Senate ‘About-Face’

WikiLeaks Cable Notes Harper's Senate 'About-Face'WikiLeaks released hundreds of U.S. documents on Thursday, including those with comments about the Harper government’s “about-face” on Senate appointments, remarks on the Liberals’ “muted” response to the prorogation crisis and criticism of Canada’s failure to enact copyright reform. A leaked cable from December 2008 suggests that U.S. Embassy officials in Ottawa saw Stephen Harper’s appointment of senators as “a major about-face for a PM and a party that long…

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Put Some Money Where Your Mouth Is

Put Some Money Where Your Mouth IsRemember that delicious movie, The Devil Wears Prada?  My favourite scene was the one where Miranda scorningly points out that while it may be politically correct amongst intelligentsia to dismiss fashion, at the end of the day, the colours we all select from our re-used, recycled clothing were determined months and months before by the fashionistas.   We think they don’t impact us.  But they do.  Except we end up wearing…

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