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Canada’s First Nations against fracking

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) attacked men and women of the Mi’kmaq and Elsipogtog First Nation for blocking a New Brunswick highway in protest of Southwestern Energy doing seismic testing to determine whether local shale gas deposits merit fracking. Continue reading

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‘This is Canada’

Why did the Huffington Post print a piece of pure hate speech against Quebecers, and why are some Canadian leaders promoting its views? Continue reading

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Rallies across U.S. against Keystone XL pipeline

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Rallies across U.S. against Keystone XL pipeline 40,000 in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.–I drove from Memphis to Washington with three others and joined the 40,000-plus people there on Feb. 17 … Continue reading

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Idle No More

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: ‘Idle No More’ Winter is often seen as a quiet time in Canada. In one area, however, there is a major event right now: the emergence of a new and powerful … Continue reading

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Québec gains a breathing space

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Québec gains a breathing space Québec, Canada—The election of Pauline Marois as Premier of Québec has brought some change and a small but significant breathing space by getting rid of the … Continue reading

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Québec: elections in midst of revolt

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Québec: elections in midst of revolt Montréal—On Aug. 22, at least 50,000 students, workers, and social justice activists marched peacefully from Place du Canada through the streets of Montréal to Place … Continue reading

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A divided Canada

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: A divided Canada Following the May 2 federal elections, Canadians woke up to a very different Canada. In this “new” Canada the polarization of Canadian society has finally fully revealed itself, … Continue reading

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