Alex Sheppard

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Conservatives lose ground as NDP gains momentum: poll

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives appear to be losing support, according to a new poll released Monday.<p>The new Nanos Research nightly tracking survey …

Canada

How a Bloody Railroad Strike Paved the Way for Labor Day

William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE …

Missing in Ottawa? Government transparency

Love to chat. What’s your gmail address? Evan Solomon on the information problem in Ottawa<p>There are “pretend” problems and “real” problems. At least, …

Canada

Bloc is open to coalition with anyone except Harper, Duceppe says

If Canadians elect a minority government on Oct. 19, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois says his party would be open to supporting a coalition with the NDP or the Liberals, but not the Conservative party.<p>Gilles Duceppe says things have changed since 2004 during the time of Paul Martin's Liberal …

Federal Election 2015: Vote-Swappers Confounding Poll Predictions

OTTAWA — Chrystia Freeland says she's heard it point blank from potential Liberal-NDP vote-switchers as she door-knocks in downtown Toronto. "A lot …

Canada

Conservatives slip to third as NDP, Liberals enter two-way race: Nanos poll

As the marathon federal election campaign passes its halfway mark, it appears that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are losing support while Tom …

Canada

Why Germany is dumping nuclear power – and Britain isn't

The starkly differing nuclear policies of Germany and the UK present perhaps the clearest divergence in developed world energy strategies. Under the …

Global warming could shut down major ocean currents, say researchers | Toronto Star

WASHINGTON—Two new studies are adding to concerns about one of the most troubling scenarios for future climate change: the possibility that global …

Justin Trudeau disagrees with dad, agrees with Harper about minority rule

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said the party that receives the most seats on Oct. 19 should get the first chance at governing, a position that puts …

Canada

Obama, Jerry Brown and Climate Change: From the Arctic to the Arabs and the Oil Empire at Home

<i>"The trouble with this country is that you can't win an election without the oil bloc, and you can't govern with it."</i>Franklin D. Roosevelt<p>President Barack Obama and Governor Jerry Brown have both been pushing the envelope of efforts to bring climate change under control and running up against major …

Oil

Parties go on the offensive as campaign season heats up

After an August overture, now begins a three-act political drama starring energized Liberals, challenged Conservatives and an NDP newcomer that has never before been centre stage. And all three are reading from different scripts, which should make for some interesting theatre.<p>Stephen Harper has …

It’s not too late for Harper to play the statesman

In December, 2013, for Nelson Mandela's funeral, Stephen Harper did something a bit out of character. He brought together former prime ministers Jean Chrétien, Brian Mulroney, Joe Clark and Kim Campbell to attend the memorial with him.<p>Mr. Harper's relations with these predecessors were not, you …

Canada

Apple's encryption means it can't comply with US court order

FBI criticises firm for being unable to read iPhone users’ messages after Justice Department obtains iMessage ruling<p>Apple has rebuffed a court order to hand over in real time texts sent using iMessage between two iPhones because its encryption system leaves the company unable to comply.<p>The order …

Privacy

Little to Celebrate this Labor Day Weekend: Low-Wage America. Protracted Main Street Depression. Economic Recovery is an Illusion | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Distinguished Author and Global Research Associate Stephen Lendman<p>First published in relation to Labour Day 2015.<p><i>US workers have little to celebrate</i> …

It is not too late to rethink this country’s nuclear power strategy

Britain must develop a coherent energy policy focused on cheaper reactors built in the UK<p>It is hard to believe that 40 years have passed since the first North Sea oil came ashore. In September 1975, the Forties field began producing what has so far amounted to some 45 billion barrels from an …

Energy

Did climate change help cause the Syria war?

The current refugee crisis has its origin in Syria’s complicated civil war – and not a global warming event<p>The desperate and the displaced of Syria’s war should not be cast as climate refugees, observers have told the Guardian, as this overstates the role of global warming in setting off the …

Middle East

‘What’s enough? What’s enough?’: Harper fires back when asked if Canada is doing enough for migrants

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says Canada’s military mission in the Middle East must last for “the long haul” to defeat Jihadist extremists in …

Middle East

Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

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Group Of ‘Besties’ Builds Sustainable Village Where They All Live Together

Is your friend group ready to achieve the next level of friendship?? If so, maybe it is time for ya’ll to run away from the burdens of a consumerist …

In Canada's prairies, crude slump puts first oil patch in reverse | News Home | Reuters

LLOYDMINSTER, Canada (Reuters) - Amid the corn and canola fields of western Saskatchewan, oil foreman Dwayne Roy is doing what Saudi Arabia and fellow OPEC producers are loath to do: shutting the taps on active wells.<p>Sr. foreman Dwayne Roy checking tap for production at an active well site about 60 …

Oil

What drives Harper?

<i>Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC's</i> Power & Politics<i>.</i><p>Stephen Harper is a driven man, all agree, consumed by searing resentment and anger against Eastern Canada. So everyone knows <i>what</i> he is. But no one knows <i>why</i> he is that.<p>Maybe it …

Honolulu solves traffic – with protected bike lanes

City links: Pro-cycling policy in Hawaii’s capital, street art in Accra and LA finally gets a bike share programme in this week’s best city stories<p>This week’s best city stories from around the web include some good cycling news from two US cities, argue for more psychologists in architecture and …

Bike Lanes

Support for Conservatives dips on response to migrant crisis, poll shows

Support for the Conservative Party declined on the long weekend after a week that saw Leader Stephen Harper on the defensive over the economy and the government's response to the international migrant crisis, a new poll shows.<p>The Nanos survey conducted for The Globe and Mail and CTV News suggests …

Urban Farming - Hobby Farms

UF<p>Urban Farming<p>March 23, 2018<p>Do you want to start a garden but feel a bit overwhelmed? Here’s an easy list of tools to make your first year of …

Weed Revenue Is So High in Colorado Lawmakers Are Tripping Out About Returning Money to Taxpayers

Colorado sold over <b>148,238 pounds</b> of marijuana and banked about <b>$50 million</b> in recreational marijuana tax revenue in its first year of legalization. In …

Canada’s economic scorecard: ‘Best. Recession. Ever.’

Many economists don’t believe Canada has just suffered a real recession, but they certainly see lean times ahead.<p>And it gets worse depending on where you live.<p>To be sure, challenges remain. Unemployment, to take but one issue, is uncomfortably high, and oil prices uncomfortably low.<p>But a broader …

Politicking on Labor Day

Salem

Climate-smart cities could save the world $22tn, say economists

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon emissions equal to India’s annual output<p>Putting cities on a course of smart growth – with expanded public transit, energy-saving buildings, and better waste management - could save as much as $22tn and …

Climate