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Government Ignores Aboriginal Claims to Territory in Plan Nord

Innu Blockade – Photo: Cardinal Alliance As we find ourselves well into the first year of the Plan Nord, many Aboriginal communities continue to express their outrage toward Hydro Quebec and the Charest government. Even those who agreed (ever so reluctantly), are already dissatisfied at the consequences of inviting big business to town. The government said they […]

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The Hypocrisy Behind Coca-Cola’s Attempt to Save the Polar Bear

Coca-Cola World Wildlife Fund – Photo Credit: Coca-Cola For this holiday season Coca-Cola has reintroduced their beloved images of polar bears drinking cokes with dear old Santy-Clause. This year however, they have accompanied those familiar advertisements with an envronmental spin, putting emphasis on saving the polar bears from climate change. This is following the recent addition of the […]

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We want GMO’s Labelled

GMO Corn – Photo Credit: Peace is Coming for You @ WordPress The use of Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO’s in Quebec and Canada is widespread but the information about potentital consequences is seriously lacking.  The government should label products containing GMO’s, something the Quebec people have been demanding for quite some time. Both the […]

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Let it Snow

Canadian Temperature Trends – Photo Credit Environment Canada The graph above shows that annual temperatures have been above normal since 1993.  Overall, annual temperatures have increased by  1.6°C over the last sixty-three years, illustrated by the red line. It’s November, the month stuck between the excitement of Halloween and Christmas, and yet, look out your […]

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Citizens vs the Plan Nord

La Romaine – Photo Credit Michelle Moore Since it was launched back in May this year, the Plan Nord has been presented as a sustainable development project that will benefit isolated communities, Aboriginals, and Québecers as a whole. Jean Charest, Plan Nord Action Plan: “Northern Québec is fascinating because of its immense territory and the […]

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Redefining Progress and the Plan Nord

La Romaine Hydro Project – Photo Credit Hydro Quebec All over the world natural resources are being depleted on the road towards progress. More, better, faster; these are the terms our society lives by, and this has to change. Progress is made to better our lives, the world we live in and that which we […]

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The Scariest Thing to Ever Happen on Halloween

Photo Credit: Joe Bageant This year the world saw what was unquestionably the most frightening October 31st ever. We witnessed something scarier than werewolves and vampires (yes, even those from Twilight); we saw the world population reach a daunting 7  billion. Overpopulation has been a concern for a long time, and is currently one of […]

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Environmental Message Shines Through at Occupy Montreal

 ‘Le Civic du Peuple’ – Photo Credit: Michelle Moore We all know what the Occupy movement is all about at it’s roots; it can be summed up with this single phrase: We are the 99%. What complicates things however is that this movement also presents an opportunity for people to push their causes and ideas […]

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Plan Nord: Consultation Follow-Up with Greenpeace

Nicolas Mainville – Photo Credit: Daniel Migneault The night of the Plan Nord consultation in Montreal, many citizens left feeling their concerns had been ignored. One of the first to speak was Nicolas Mainville, Forest Campaigner for  Greenpeace Canada who’s question caused an uproar among the ministers. Mainville had asked if the ministers could reassure […]

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Plan Nord: Public feels left out of Public Consultation

Photo Credit: Gilles Morissette As this old campaign poster suggests, maybe our environment minister Pierre Arcand  is more concerned with economics than he should be. On May 9th 2011 the Charest government announced their 25 year, 80 Billion dollar plan to “develop” the isolated regions of Northern Quebec through the installation of numerous mines and hydroelectric […]

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