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Brave Sir Harper

December 30, 2009

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Brave Sir Harper ran away. (“No!”) Bravely ran away away. (“I didn’t!”) When Afghanistan reared it’s ugly head, He bravely turned his tail and fled. (“no!”) Yes, brave Sir Harper turned about (“I didn’t!”) And gallantly he chickened out. He beat a very brave retreat. (“all lies!”) Bravest of the braaaave, Sir Harper! (“I never!”) […]

PetroChina’s $1.9B buy in oilsands approved

December 30, 2009

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The federal government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for PetroChina to buy a $1.9-billion stake in a pair of oilsands projects in northeast Alberta in what observers are saying herald warming trade ties between the two countries. via PetroChina’s $1.9B buy in oilsands approved.

Stephen Harper government shuts down parody websites criticizing environmental policies « The Canadian National Newspaper Exopolitics Headlines

December 30, 2009

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“We are sorry to see that the Canadian government will not ‘take certain actions’ that could help stave off catastrophic climate change,” said Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men, one of the groups that performed the “sophisticated hoax” two weeks ago that involved the fake sites. “And we are also sorry to see that they […]

Arctic gas pipeline report to be released

December 30, 2009

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A key report on the environmental and social impact of a proposed Arctic gas pipeline will be released Wednesday, a day earlier than expected but three years late and $10-million over budget. The Joint Review Panel report on the Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline project will be posted online December 30, according to the panel. […]

Storied Canadian bookseller declares bankruptcy – The Globe and Mail

December 30, 2009

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A Cinderella story from the embattled book industry has turned sour with Winnipeg-based McNally-Robinson Booksellers Ltd. declaring bankruptcy, unable to pay millions of dollars to Canadian publishers, distributors and other suppliers. “It is heartbreaking to see so many hard-working booksellers … lose their jobs,” co-owner Paul McNally said in a news release, acknowledging that his […]

AFP: Holocaust survivor stages hunger strike for Gaza

December 28, 2009

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An 85-year-old Holocaust survivor was among a group of grandmothers who began a hunger strike in Cairo on Monday to protest against Egypt’s refusal to allow a Gaza solidarity march to proceed. American activist Hedy Epstein and other grandmothers participating in the Gaza Freedom March began a hunger strike at 1000 GMT. “I’ve never done […]

Walmart Sued for Secret Bathroom Surveillance – ABC News

December 27, 2009

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A Pennsylvania Walmart Supercenter videotaped employees and customers in a unisex bathroom, several former and current Walmart employees alleged in a lawsuit filed this week. via Walmart Sued for Secret Bathroom Surveillance – ABC News.