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Prime Minister Harper’s Inaction on Climate Killed the Keystone XL Oilsands Pipeline

Prime Minister Harper’s Inaction on Climate Killed the Keystone XL Oilsands Pipeline
With U.S. President Barack Obama expected to deny a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline this fall, Canada’s oil industry is looking for someone to blame.
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Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014

Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014
As the mid-term elections in the United States continue to heat up, a new report released Wednesday shows that Canadian corporations have registered at least $15.3 million USD in spending on direct lobbying of the U.S. federal government in the first nine months of 2014.
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Run Like the Wind: Clean Tech is Canada's Fastest Growing Industry

Run Like the Wind: Clean Tech is Canada's Fastest Growing Industry
A Canadian consulting firm has found that the country's fastest growing industry isn't fossil fuel extraction or export, but clean technology, like wind and solar energy companies.
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Do Monarchs Pay Taxes? Burger King's Pursuit of Tim Hortons Seen as Tax Inversion Ploy.

Do Monarchs Pay Taxes? Burger King's Pursuit of Tim Hortons Seen as Tax Inversion Ploy.
Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill. Such an overseas shift, called a tax inversion, has become increasingly popular among U.S. companies and a hot political issue.
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Wage Suppression Fever Spreads to Canada, Temp Workers Stuck at Minimum Wage

Wage Suppression Fever Spreads to Canada, Temp Workers Stuck at Minimum Wage
The Canadian government, learning something from the US, has systematically kept wages low for temporary workers. Employment Minister Jason Kenney approved extra work visas but has paid them the bare minimum wage to work – a practice that goes against the "prevailing wage" standard.
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Female Construction Workers Have a New Best Friend in Canada

Female Construction Workers Have a New Best Friend in Canada
Currently, only four percent of the Canadian construction force is female. Journeyman, a national program that helps mentor, support and promote women working in construction, hopes to change that. But drumming up female interest in a male-dominated industry is only a small part of the program's mission.
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Austerity Takes a Bite Out of Canada

Austerity Takes a Bite Out of Canada
Today's labor force numbers are ugly, there's no other word for it. Employment down 29,000 jobs. Paid employment (i.e. not counting self-employment) down 46,000 jobs. The only reason the unemployment rate held steady (at 6.9 per cent) is because labor force participation fell again: by almost two tenths of a point, to just over 66 per cent.
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Leading Climate Science Expert Explains Why He Opposes Keystone XL

Leading Climate Science Expert Explains Why He Opposes Keystone XL
Dr. James Hansen, climate science expert and former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified yesterday at a U.S. Senate hearing, explaining why he opposes the Keystone XL pipeline: "The world is going to realize pretty soon that we've got to limit the amount of carbon we put in the atmosphere."
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New Global Study Finds Canada Lagging Behind China on Climate Change Legislation

New Global Study Finds Canada Lagging Behind China on Climate Change Legislation
A new study released this week that examines nearly 500 pieces of legislation in 66 countries finds Canada lags behind many countries, including China, when it comes to advancing a plan to reduce climate change pollution and fossil fuel usage. According to Globe International, the organization behind the study, Canada currently "has no comprehensive federal climate change legislation."
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A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit AR Town

A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit AR Town
Eight months after an ExxonMobil pipeline leaked Canadian oil across an Arkansas subdivision, a cloud of uncertainty looms large over the young families, singles and retirees who chose the affordable, decade-old Northwoods neighborhood to establish roots. Nearly half of them have put their houses up for sale in search of a fresh start they never wanted.
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