Economic Shortsightedness of Pulling Out of the Kyoto Protocol

by Chris Bisson Last night Environment Minister Peter Kent reported that Canada would be pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol.  This disappointing announcement came under the guise of a Canadian economic crisis.  The statement that Canada needs fiscal austerity instead of the most basic and already existing climate policy is absurd considering that it is … Continue reading

Tar Sands-Hurting Canadians From Coast to Coast to Coast

By Kaleigh McGregor-Bales The Tar Sands and oil pipelines have become Canadian icons.  Just like Wayne Gretzky, maple syrup and the beaver, the fossil fuel industry is shaping our identity at home and abroad. Today, delegates at COP17 were greeted by cheerful Canadian Welcome Committee that handed out samples of Tar Sands on behalf of … Continue reading

Working toward a solution: Green Jobs

I’m a university student graduating in a year. I don’t want to be forced to choose between being unemployed and moving to Northern Alberta to work in the Tar Sands. The government and fossil fuel industry claim that we need the Tar Sands for economic growth and job creation. I want to de-bunk that myth … Continue reading