All Articles on Quebec

Author and journalist Naomi Klein speaking at the founding UNIFOR convention in Toronto on Sunday, September 1, 2013. (Photo: UNIFOR website) Views
Overcoming 'Overburden': The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda
Why unions need to join the climate fight
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Revealed: Carcinogens in Lac-Mégantic Waters 400,000 Times Govt Limit
Groups slam Canadian government for slow response, downplaying environmental impact
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In Lac-Megantic: Hundreds of Millions in Damages as Rail Company Pleads Poverty
Critics: Who is accountable to towns, families and ecosystems following 'unnatural fossil fuel disasters'?
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Despite Lac-Mégantic Disaster, Crude-by-Rail Industry Booming
'An additional increase in these shipments will only increase risks to our communities,' say opponents
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8 Ways Privatization Has Failed America
Some of America's leading news analysts are beginning to recognize the fallacy of the "free market." Said Ted Koppel , "We are privatizing ourselves into one disaster after another." Fareed Zakaria admitted, "I am a big fan of the free market...But precisely because it is so powerful, in places...
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Going East! Transcanada to Build Tar Sands Pipeline to Atlantic
'They're in for a fight' say environmentalists on both sides of the US/Canada border
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Confessions of a Climate Change Denier
I suppose it wasn’t really until I was standing on the west side of Hoboken, N.J., in water and oil up to my thigh, that climate change really made sense. And it wasn’t until I was out organizing on New York City’s outer beaches after Hurricane Sandy that I understood my sluggishness on climate...
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Highly Deplorable and Completely Unacceptable: Rail Co. Refuses to Pay to Clean Town It Obliterated
It was bad enough when a train from the U.S.-owned Montreal, Maine & Atlantic (MM&A) derailed and exploded in Quebec a few weeks ago, killing at least 47 people, leaking millions of gallons of crude oil into the ground and nearby waterways, and decimating the small town of Lac-Mégantic. Now...
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Lac Mégantic: Don't Blame the Engineer
How easy it would be to lay the blame for the tragedy in Lac-Mégantic on the engineer who ran the train. But the real responsibility lies with the governments on both sides of the border who have deregulated their transport sectors, gutted freshwater protections and promoted the spectacular growth...
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Moving Dirty Crudes, Another Threat Posed by Dirty Fossil Fuels
Earlier this month, fire and a series of horrific explosions swept through Lac-Mégantic, a small town in Québec just miles from the Maine border, after an unmanned 72-car train derailed. The train was transporting 27,000 gallons of crude oil from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota to a refinery in...
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