1. At least 75% of the world’s mining companies are traded on Canadian stock exchanges and have their headquarters in Canada. This means that 75% of companies worldwide fly the Canadian flag, so to speak, while they operate globally. 2....
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman and former CEO of the Nestle Group, received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta for “contributions to water management”.A group of approximately 100 students were forcibly removed from the March 1 honorary...
Environmental impact assessments are the government’s responsibility to First Nations and to communities. There are currently $350-$500 billion worth of industrial projects on First Nations land that need consultation and environmental reviews, yet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with...
Palestine was granted membership at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference in a 107-14 vote at the end of October.  This is the first time that Palestine has been granted membership of any United...
In 1979, John Moore was convicted of second degree murder for a crime he says he did not commit, and he has been fighting to clear his name ever since. “Racism is the number one issue in my case,”...
The open access movement got a big boost last month as academic heavyweight Princeton University decided to keep the copyright for its researchers’ work in the public domain. Subscriptions to journals, where most academic research gets published, can cost as...
Kory Teneycke, former spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has resigned as Vice President of Development at Quebecor Media, where he has led the development of the right-wing Sun TV News network. Citing the distractions to the network’s bid...
Tar sands projects in Alberta are releasing high levels of pollutants into the Athabasca River and the surrounding watershed, says a new study led by University of Alberta scientists Erin Kelly and David Schindler. The study accompanies calls from...