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Is productivity killing us? – Death by a thousand Tax cuts

03.14.04 | In Depth | 

Paul Martin continues to build his legacy as Corporate Canada’s best friend. After years of cutting corporate taxes as Finance Minister, Martin’s government is poised to once again favour corporations over workers and the environment. New revisions to the Tax Act proposed for the upcoming budget will allow corporations to write off computers, heavy machinery […]

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Lillooet takes a stand

03.11.04 | In Depth | 

Lillooet is another BC community hit hard by government cutbacks and policies that remove money and jobs from rural BC. And they are responding with a novel idea – a regional trust, funded by the province, in recognition of the economic value of the area to the province. It’s an observation we’ve made many times […]

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Fernie confronts giant government coalbed methane scheme

03.09.04 | In Depth | 

Media Advisory from East Kootenay Environmental Society Recreation Town Confronts Impact of Coal Bed Gas Extraction on Rocky Mountain Lands Covered by Nature Conservancy Moratorium Fernie Town Hall Meeting March 16 Will Debate BC Government Auction of Coal Bed Gas Rights for Grizzly Bear and Lynx Habitat Under Conservation Moratorium The City of Fernie is […]

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First Nations fight back against energy projects

03.08.04 | In Depth | 

First Nations from across BC are taking action to defend their territories from energy exploration and drilling. It’s no surprise that BC government and oil and gas officials are upset. Increasing energy revenues is essential to this government’s economic and political future. Indigenous resistance to oil and gas exploration is the BC government’s worst nightmare. […]

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Softwood sophistry

03.05.04 | In Depth | 

The Canadian government’s softwood strategy is simple: (1) reiterate platitudes about a Canadian unity (among forest companies and provinces) that doesn’t exist; (2) rely on a complaisant media that doesn’t investigate or ask tough questions; and (3) hope that repetition of the standard line will make it come true. The Globe & Mail reports once […]

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NEB turns down the heat

03.04.04 | In Depth | 

A victory for clean air, the health of citizens, and for public participation was scored by the National Energy Board today when they turned down an application from Sumas Energy 2 to connect their proposed 660 MW gas-fired generation plant at Sumas, WA to BC Hydro’s Clayburn substation in Abbotsford, BC. A powerful coalition of […]

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Hat Creek First Nations reject coalbed methane

03.01.04 | In Depth | 

The Bonaparte, Xaxli’p and Ts’Kw’aylax First Nations continue to tell the provincial government that they are opposed to coalbed methane development in Hat Creek. As reported by Dogwood Initiative on February 23 ( click here), the Bonaparte Indian Band recently affirmed their “no go” position and once again asserted their Aboriginal Title and Rights in […]

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EnCana’s rosy forecast

03.01.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

Like deferential courtiers, Canada’s business reporters continue to report the Emperor’s wardrobe changes with nary a dissenting comment. Last week, Calgary-based energy giant Encana, reported a 183% increase in profits last year and projected a 10% growth in sales in 2004. The Canadian Press story contained virtually no information other than what was included in […]

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