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2012-04-27 20:16   |   Government
OTTAWA - While the Conservative government sounds the alarm about foreigners funneling money into Canadian charities, federal statistics show only two per cent of the country's charities received funds from outside Canada. Figures provided to Global News from the Canada Revenue Agency show that out of 84,176 charities, only 2,014 reported receiving funding from foreign sources in the fiscal year ending in 2010. The Conservative government first expressed its concern about how much...
2012-04-26 21:27   |   Nuclear-Free Canada
A group of insurance companies being sued by NB Power for failing to pay for problems at the refurbishment of its Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station say the utility is far more responsible for delays at the project than it has been admitting. The insurance companies, all operating under the banner of Lloyd's Underwriting, say in court documents that NB Power officials ignored expert advice to halt the installation of the reactor's calandria tubes after several failed leak tests...
2012-04-20 00:11   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, Energy Onslaught, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Trade and Environment, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
The National Energy Board (NEB) will have to submit all future decisions on major pipeline projects to the federal cabinet for approval, according to a little-noticed change made in the government's economic action plan. Currently, the NEB only has to submit projects it approves to cabinet. With this proposed change, the NEB will have to submit projects it doesn't approve to cabinet as well. "The changes will ensure that both positive and negative NEB recommendations are...
2012-04-19 23:50   |   Ecosystems, Energy Onslaught, Government, Atmosphere & Energy
To hear Conservative Senator Nicole Eaton and others tell it, Canada has been invaded by foreign radicals who “are operating under the guise of charitable organizations in an effort to manipulate our policies for their own gain.” The Senate has launched an inquiry into the issue. In late February, Eaton opened the debate with this flourish: “Honourable Senators, I rise today to open an inquiry that will reveal astounding information. It will make your blood boil and,...
2012-04-17 19:09   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Government, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment
Ottawa has announced major changes to the way it will handle the environmental reviews of "major economic projects" in a plan aimed at 'streamlining and speeding up the process'. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver unveiled the government's new approach in a speech at a Toronto manufacturer of materials used in oil and gas pipelines Tuesday morning. Environmentalist say the reforms are a gift to big oil. WATCH VIDEO HERE RELATED: Ottawa to slash environment review role...
2012-04-17 16:55   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, Energy Onslaught, Government, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
The federal government is reducing the number of departments and agencies that can do environmental reviews from 40 to just three to speed up approvals for projects that will bolster Canada's economy, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said today. Expanding on plans announced in the March 29 budget, Oliver on Tuesday laid out the specifics of the Conservative government's major overhaul of environmental assessments, aimed at speeding up what the minister labelled a "duplicative...
2012-04-13 16:05   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy
The greenhouse-gas emissions rules - designed to fit with measures already set in the United States - will come into effect starting with the 2014 model year. They will apply to full-size pickups, heavy trucks and buses as well as to cement, garbage and dump trucks. "The new standards are expected to reduce emissions from 2018 heavy duty vehicles by up to 23 percent from those sold in 2010," Environment Minister Peter Kent said in a speech announcing the rules. "We expect this to...
2012-04-13 14:39   |   Climate Change, Climate Summits, CAFE Canada, Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy
OTTAWA — The federal government has confirmed Canada will follow the Obama administration's efforts to reduce pollution from the trucking industry through new proposed regulations introduced Friday. The Canadian plan to introduce regulations to cap emissions from new heavy trucks comes nearly eight months after the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States finalized their own standards...
2012-04-13 13:28   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Alberta Tar Sands Pipelines, Energy Onslaught, Protecting Marine Areas from the Threat of Oil and Gas Development, Caribou - Endangered, Atmosphere & Energy
OTTAWA, April 11 (Reuters) - Although Canada's output of greenhouse gases was almost unchanged in 2010 from 2009, the major oil producer will find it tough to meet its 2020 emissions-cut target, government figures signaled on Wednesday. Conservative government officials hailed the data, which showed emissions in Canada rose by just 0.25 percent in 2010 from the year before, hitting 692 megatons. The economy grew by 3.2 percent in the same period. Canada has committed to cutting...
2012-03-31 17:17   |   B.C. Chapter, Water, Energy Onslaught, Atmosphere & Energy, Transition to Sustainable Economy
ST. JOHN'S, NL -- The federal government is working towards changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, but according to a lawyer with Ecojustice, those changes will be irrelevant to an ongoing court challenge to the environmental review of the Lower Churchill project. Ecojustice is representing Grand Riverkeeper Labrador and the Sierra Club of Canada in the court case. A third participant in the case, the NunatuKavut Community Council, is being represented separately. The...

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