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Alberta's Tar Sands Make Canada a Climate Criminal
Canada's image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling
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Bush Jokes as Protesters Burn His Effigy in Montreal
MONTREAL — As George W. Bush cracked jokes with a business crowd inside a hotel ballroom Thursday, hundreds of people outside the building cheered while he was being burned in effigy. Police in riot gear and others on horseback held back a crowd of hundreds, including many people who tossed shoes...
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Maude Barlow: The Al Gore of H2O
The outspoken Canadian activist tells Erin Anderssen that she will bring the same doggedness she displayed in opposing NAFTA and globalization to her new post as the UN's senior adviser on water issues
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Maude Barlow Named To UN Post
TORONTO - Canada's internationally renowned water crusader, Maude Barlow, has been appointed senior water adviser to the United Nations president. Barlow, described by international media as "the Al Gore of water'' and currently chair of the country's biggest public advocacy group, the Council of...
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From Microcredit to Social Entrepreneurship
Call him the Gandhi of our times. The Mahatma ended colonialism using non-violence. Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus is lifting millions out of poverty with microcredit (lending small amounts to the neediest). Now he's onto another revolutionary idea, "social entrepreneurship" (you invest not to make...
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Imagine It in Toronto
How typical is it to go north for a winter vacation unless you are a skier or snowmobiler? Not very typical. Nevertheless, my husband and I "did" Toronto for the holidays and were quite surprised by the quality of life in this metropolitan area of 4.4 million people. As we walked the neighborhoods...
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More Than a Mine, A Metaphor
While The Mohawks and Ottawa Negotiated For The Land, The Land Itself Was Disappearing
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Pierre Martineau, left, and Patrice Bergeron, two of the Wal-Mart workers who initiated the unionization, stand in front of their workplace, a Wal-Mart department store, Tuesday Sept. 28, 2004 in Jonquiere, Que. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Thursday, Feb. 9, 2005, it will close the Canadian store. (AP Photo/CP PHOTO/Jacques Boissinot) News
As Union Nears Win, Wal-Mart Closes Store
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will close one of its Canadian stores, just as some 200 workers at the location are near winning the first-ever union contract from the world's largest retailer. Wal-Mart said it was shuttering the store in Jonquiere, Quebec, in response to unreasonable...
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