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by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 11 2012

The First Nations Leadership Council is greatly troubled by recent comments by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver advocating for the proposed Enbridge Gateway pipeline to proceed even before the Joint Review Panel’s environmental review has begun.  

 

Grand Chief Edward John states, “Federal politicians advocating for...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Tuesday Jan 10 2012

It didn’t get much attention when it was said just after Christmas: partially because many of us were still busy with the holiday season; but I noticed it.

 

And also because it’s not something the pro-HST media pundits and propagandists would want to tell you about: so I will.

In an article in The Vancouver Province about weak Christmas retail sales Dec. 28,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 04 2012

The following is the third installment of a three part investigation by Nelle Maxey into the wide-ranging environmental and socio-political implications for Canada of the recently signed US-Canada cross border security deal and ancillary agreements related to the Regulatory Cooperation Commission. Read ...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 03 2012

British Columbians who own homes worth up to $1.285 million may be eligible to receive the entire homeowners’ grant this year, after the Province raised the threshold to accommodate rising property values. 

BC Assessment estimates the value of all homes based on their market value on July 1 each year. The Province then reviews the information and adjusts the threshold of the homeowner...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 01 2012
By: Rob McLister, Canadian Mortgage Trends
 
Cheap money fuelled another buoyant year for real estate in 2011.
 
That helped housing values climb a wall of worry (prices...
by Ray Grigg on Friday Dec 30 2011

When Santa Claus was delivering a few token Christmas gifts to a few houses in a few little villages in northern Europe, he seemed believable because his task was possible. But a globalized Santa, required to travel at searing speeds to distribute billions of gifts to billions of households, simply boggles belief. Despite the convenience of time zones, Santa's task has become - sorry for...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 30 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of three articles by Nelle Maxey examining the wide-ranging ramifications for the Canadian public, economy and environment of the new Canada-US Border Security Deal and its ancillary agreements.

With my first...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 27 2011

By: Jordan Bateman, B.C. Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

The stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve is usually a cause for celebration. This year, the bell tolls ominously for property taxpayers across British Columbia.

At least two dozen Canadian Union of Public Employees' (CUPE) contracts expire on Dec. 31, 2011, affecting thousands of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 21 2011

The Harper government officially announced in recent weeks a new Border Security deal with the US. However, little press space was given to the ugly twin of this deal - the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) and their...

by Michael Scott on Wednesday Dec 14 2011

On a crisp and sunny afternoon, over one hundred Occupy protesters held a rally and march in support of the Occupy movements all across the West Coast of Turtle Island (North America) to send a strong and clear message to the 1%. 

“We here to support workers who are under union busting, who aren’t even allowed to unionize; they’re rights, wages, income are being eroded.”  Explained...

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