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Ottawa Sun: Clean water tops Canadians’ enviro concerns

BY DANIEL PROUSSALIDIS ,PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU OTTAWA — Few Canadians are losing sleep over global warming and the state of the world’s rainforests, according to a public opinion survey conducted exclusively for QMI Agency. “Issues that can affect people in their day-to-day lives, like drinking water and air quality and the contamination of land — Canadians are

Winnipeg Free Press: You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet: expect even bigger headlines for oilsands in 2011

By: Bob Weber, The Canadian Press After a year of scathing billboards in foreign cities, a virtual revolving door of American politicians and Hollywood celebrities, and a very public trial over 1,600 dead ducks, it may be hard to imagine how Alberta’s oilsands could get any more prominent. Just you wait. “We’re planning to double

Ethical oil or an environmental disaster? Neither, it’s about the economy, stupid

In a fragile economy, support for the oil sands is not about ethical oil but simple economics. By DAVID COLETTO Originally appeared in the The Hill Times on December 6, 2010 OTTAWA—We have all heard stories about the environmental disaster that is the Alberta oil sands: the toxic tailing ponds, killed flocks of ducks, and

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