Human Rights

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Book Review — Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands by Ezra Levant

Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands Ezra Levant McClelland & Stewart | Toronto, ON 2010 | 272 pp Ezra Levant’s Ethical Oil attempts to underscore the numerous reasons why oil sands oil outshines its global competition to be the most morally and environmentally sound source of global oil. Oddly, Levant doesn’t detail why … Continue reading

NDP wakes up to hypocrisy of asbestos mining and export from Quebec

CBC is reporting through the Access to Information Act, that the Harper government rejected a 2006 recommendation from Health Canada to support a global ban on asbestos. Health Canada suggested that the government reverse their previous commitment to keep asbestos off the UN list of banned hazardous materials, and Harper refused. The 2006 Rotterdam Convention … Continue reading

Asbestos is Canada’s deadly double standard

Stephen Harper has been in the heart of asbestos country recently, attempting to win votes on the export of a highly toxic and dangerous substance banned throughout much of the industrialized world. That Canada has a deadly double standard with regards to limiting our own use of a hazardous substance while exporting it to developing … Continue reading

Editorial: The Right’s Tunnel Vision on Women’s Health

In 1967, Pierre Trudeau famously said “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” Today I would like to borrow from this piece of rhetorical genius when I say “There’s no place for the state in the vaginas of the nation.” Not this nation, or any other nation for that matter. … Continue reading

Editorial: On the Right Wing and Planned Parenthood

There is a cowardly undertone to the way in which people on the right often approach their blind hatred of Planned Parenthood. Those not brave enough to say how they truly feel – that they oppose abortion as a moral issue, and it is their right to feel that way, however much I disagree – … Continue reading

Bolivia to give Earth same rights as humans

My dad will be pleased; he said reading this blog of mine would have many people think that I was an especially angry person, which is so far from the truth. There is often just a lot out there to be upset by, and the squeaky wheel gets the grease. But not today, even though … Continue reading

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