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Sign Petition Asking Australian Government to Accept Processing Centre Refugees

In All Posts, Refugees & Citizenship by Emma Joyal

By: Emma Joyal  In August 2012, the Australian government introduced an “offshore detention regime” after an increase in asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat. This policy forces all asylum seekers who arrive by boat to be placed in refugee processing centres on the island of Nauru, as well as on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.  The conditions in these centres have detrimental effects on the well-being of the refugees. There have been numerous cases of physical and sexual …

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10 Things You Can Do to Stop Pipelines from Anywhere in Canada!

In All Posts, Environment, Politics by Christie McLeod

On May 29, 2018, the Federal government announced they would be purchasing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline system for $4.5 billion, which includes both the existing Trans Mountain pipeline between Alberta and British Columbia and the expansion project to twin the pipeline. The government’s co-marketing arrangement with Kinder Morgan to find a third-party buyer ends today, leaving Canada as the new owner unless it can find a new buyer without Kinder Morgan’s help. Meanwhile, in the Prairies, Enbridge is moving ahead with …

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Blue-Green Algae Warnings Across North America, Can Lake Winnipeg Be Spared Dire Consequences?

In All Posts, Environment by Christie McLeod

By: Vicki Burns This article originally appeared on Vicki’s website,, and can be viewed here. Blue-green algae(cyanobacteria) is a growing threat in many areas around North America and this summer it seems to be getting an early start, likely due to hot temperatures. I receive news of blue-green algae every day via a Google Alert and recently these headlines popped up: “Toxic blue-green algae blooms’ long-term health effects need study, hospital CEO says” from Florida, where there is growing recognition …