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Federal police and New Brunswick government assault First Nations anti-fracking protest

Yesterday, the RCMP launched a violent assault on a blockade protest against a shale gas fracking company on the outskirts of the New Brunswick village of Rexton, just north of Moncton. The protest...
Stephen Harper

Canadian Taxpayers Fund Harper’s $65,000 Keystone XL Advertising Trip

Recently revealed documents show Stephen Harper's recent trip to New York to promote the Keystone XL pipeline cost Canadian taxpayers more than $65,000.

UN rapporteur James Anaya wraps up visit to Canada with stern warning of need for action on Aboriginal concerns

James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Aboriginal Peoples has completed an official, eight-day visit to Canada on October 15 with a press conference where he reported on his initial...

Treaty 8 Tribal Chief Liz Logan asks UN to pressure BC government to respect treaty rights

Fighting gas, oil and mining projects, Chief Liz Logan faces BC-sized challenges.
Power Shift participants hold up water drops as part of a youth eco-conference.

Power Shift BC puts youth in the driver's seat

How does a dynamic, youth-driven movement achieve successes that have eluded Big Green for decades?

James Anaya, special UN rapporteur on Indigenous peoples, begins eight-day inquiry in Canada

The extraordinary and much-anticipated arrival and visit to Canada of James Anaya begins today, Monday, October 7, 2013. He is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous...

Big Telecom is officially taking Canada to court

We have just received word that the federal Court of Appeal has officially granted Big Telecom permission to take Canada to court over new customer-friendly rules laid out in June by the...

We've never seen anything like it

Canadians are speaking up in their tens of thousands against extreme U.S.-driven Internet Censorship proposals in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Stephen Harper

Information Commissioner: Canada's Freedom of Information "A System in Crisis"

Canada's information watchdog says federal officials are preventing the public from freely accessing information.

Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., calls on Canada to "truly empower First Nations"

She was shocked to hear about the pain and suffering Aboriginal people have gone through in Canada's Indian residential school system, Bernice King said.