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Emma Pullman

Emma  has written for publications such as the Toronto Star, Huffington Post,, and Rabble, as well as for the Vancouver Observer.

'Fair' Elections Act could disenfranchise half a million voters, says elections expert

The author of the Elections Canada report being used to back the Conservatives’ ‘Fair’ Elections Act says the government’s new bill could disenfranchise half a million voters....

Is the Fair Elections Act unconstitutional? The answer may be in the numbers

Is the federal government really threatening to take away 120,000 votes for the sake of eight cases of voter fraud in 20 years?

Harper wants to make it harder for you to vote in 2015

Is the Fair Elections Act a misnomer?

Vancouver teen to rally against tankers at Saturday protest

More tankers and more oil is not in Canada's interest, a passionate young climate activist says.

Happy Canada Day? Learning about Treaties in tar sands territory

Want to be patriotic on Canada Day? Consider learning about the treaties.

Tar sands, cancer and becoming an Elder: stories from Fort Chipewyan

As I walk up Alice Rigney’s driveway in Fort Chipewyan, I pass a garden with vegetables growing, and a dog happily chewing on a bone in the shade. It's already 7 p.m., yet ...

How my grandfather taught me how to be an ally in the fight against the tar sands

I travelled to the territory of the Cree, Dene and Métis peoples of northern Alberta, to learn about the tar sands and their impacts on the land and its inhabitants. It's been 80 years since my...

New "concerned citizens group" has deep pockets and close ties to oil industry

Last week, a new ad promoting oil pipelines appeared ahead of my favourite new song on YouTube. It featured a pair of actors having a simulated ‘real-life’ conversation about the paradox...

Chief Martin Louie at Enbridge AGM says company plans to push forward with pipeline: live blog

First Nations leaders from across the country took thier protest to the Enbridge shareholders meeting in Toronto, voicing refusal of the Northern Gateway pipeline.