Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Prison Farm Activists say Government's Actions Forced Them to Organize Protests

The Canadian Press (via the Wpg. Free Press) - 01/17/2012
KINGSTON, Ont. - The federal government refused to let democracy run its course when it decided to close Canada's prison farms before a House of Commons vote, eight activists argued in court Tuesday. Read more here.

Sierra Club Canada Welcomes Obama Administration Decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Sierra Club Canada

MEDIA RELEASE, January 18, 2012

"We welcome the decision by the Obama Administration to say no to the
Keystone XL pipeline," said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra
Club Canada. “Obama listened to Americans and shared their concerns
about the environmental and social impacts. He made the right decision.”
"The Keystone XL pipeline is a bad idea based on bad economics.
Today is a victory for the environment and future generations,” said
Mr. Bennett. "We only wish the Canadian government would act as
thoughtfully when it comes to other proposed mega-Tar Sands
projects like the Northern Gateway Pipeline.”
John Bennett, Executive Director
Sierra Club Canada
jb@sierraclub.ca
613-291-6888
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Boreal Forest Along Manitoba, Ontario Boundaries Proposed as World Heritage Site

The Winnipeg Free Press - 01/18/2012
WINNIPEG - A United Nations organization will soon have before it a bid to designate a huge tract of boreal forest along the Manitoba-Ontario boundaries as a world heritage site. Read more here.