Working Summary: April #OpProRogue

Environment. Sustainability. 

Oil lobbyists approved Harper’s climate policy as ‘elegant’ approach  April 29 2012 | Postmedia

Alberta pipeline plan advances quietly: Project avoids costly controversy  April 28 2012 | Postmedia

Oil firms aid federal Tories in selling EU trade deal  April 28 2012 | Postmedia

National News: Budget Implementation Act is Gutting of Environmental Laws in Disguise  April 27 2012 | Northumberland

Budget kills climate accountability legislation, weakens oversight  April 26 2012 | Postmedia 

“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires  April 25 2012 | Vancouver Observer

As Tories crack down, records show few charities fund political activism  April 25 2012 | Globe & Mail

Government to wrest control of environmental approval process   April 23 2012 | Globe & Mail

More than 2,000 Scientists Worldwide Urge Protection of Central Arctic Ocean Fisheries  April 22 2012 | PEW via 404SE

Thousands protest against Kinder Morgan pipeline project  April 22 2012 | Province

The BP oil spill: Two years on: Al Jazeera revisits Louisiana and finds shrimp without eyes, crabs without claws and a fishing industry in decline  April 20 2012 | AJE

New review rules can backfire on Gateway  April 20 2012 | Province

Documents show Enbridge concerns about Tides Canada  April 20 2012 | Postmedia

Mexico’s Senate passes climate change bill   April 20 2012 | Yahoo

Statement by the Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P., on the European Commission’s Decision to Undertake an Impact Assessment of its Proposed Implementing Measures…for the Fuel Quality Directive  April 20 2012 | MarketWatch

Scientist mocks phone-in solution to disaster response following federal cuts  April 20 2012 | Postmedia

British Columbia and pipeline expansions: What’s in it for us? Legally, Alberta may not need to pay compensation to its western neighbour  April 20 2012 | Vancouver Sun

Oil-spill centre moving out of B.C.: Province pressed for answers in wake of federal cutbacks April 19 2012 | Victoria Times Colonist

Funding cut to Vancouver rescue team: Ottawa axes $2.1M for urban search and rescue squads April 19 2012 | CBC

Transerv Energy Plans Aggressive Expansion in Canada  April 19 2012 |  Natural Gas Asia

Cabinet to get final say on pipeline projects: Little-noticed change to send all National Energy Board approvals to federal cabinet for review  April 19 2012 | CBC

A Witch Hunt for Environmentalists  April 18 2012 | Mark News

145 Black Bears Killed In Alberta Oil Sands  April 18 2012 | Huffington Post

Harper to end funding for global water quality monitoring program  April 18 2012 | Council of Canadians

 Tories stick to their secretive ways in trying to hide major policy shift  April 18 2012 | National Post

Canada: Russian oil company Rosneft investing in Alberta oil with Exxon Mobil  April 18 2012 | All Voices

Editorial: Climate change not in doubt  April 18 2012 | Calgary Herald

Environment Canada cuts eliminating research, monitoring and partnerships  April 17 2012 | Postmedia

Ottawa elbows regulators in quest for final word on pipeline approvals  April 17 2012 | Globe & Mail

Gulf fisheries in decline after oil disaster: Nearly two years after BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen and scientists say things are getting worse  April 10 2012 | AJE

Enbridge’s Gateway pipeline still in legal swamp  April 9 2012 | Financial Post

Environment Gets the Austerity Treatment: Oil at Any Cost…

When it comes to Oil, Austerity is an Ideological Strategy, Not an Economic necessity

 

Money in Harper Government’s Politics

Canadian Defence Minister Announces Contract Award At Canadian Forces Base Halifax April 29 2012 | Defence Professionals

Federal Changes Could Push Wages Down 15%  April 29 2012 | MFL

Oil firms aid federal Tories in selling EU trade deal  April 28 2012 | Postmedia

Alberta pipeline plan advances quietly: Project avoids costly controversy  April 28 2012 | Postmedia

“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires  April 25 2012 | Vancouver Observer

Industry pressured government to weaken coal regulations   April 23 2012 | Learder Post

B.C. native chief who supported Northern Gateway appointed to federal board  April 19 2012 | Canada.com

 

Harper Government: Accountability. Transparency. Democracy. Human Rights.  Political Economy

CODE OF SILENCE: Harper government most secretive, journalists say  April 29 2012 | Globe & Mail

‘Thousands’ stand to be ‘affected’ by 3rd wave notices  April 29 2012 | CBC

Parents of gravely ill children feel betrayed by Harper budget  April 29 2012 | Globe & Mail

Harper Conservatives win journalist’s award for most secretive government  April 29 2012 | Canadian Press

Oil firms aid federal Tories in selling EU trade deal  April 28 2012 | Postmedia

F-35 purchase had 2 sets of books, Page says: Conservative MP Rajotte denies government did anything wrong in jet procurement process  April 28 2012 | CBC

Two-tiered wage system announced by Tories  April 28 2012 | Toronto Star

Tories had fears about F-35 costs last fall, notes show  April 27 2012 | Globe & Mail

PM’s mailroom may have shredded historical documents  April 26 2012 | CTV

Budget kills climate accountability legislation, weakens oversight  April 26 2012 | Postmedia 

A policy plan to hide poverty, inequality: Ottawa is shutting down public debate on issues it doesn’t care about  April 26 2012 | The Spec

Unraveling File # 8-10-(2012-06)  April 26 2012 | Ipolitics

F-35 costs had ‘significant things missing‘  April 26 2012 | CBC

Fantino calls in Mounties to probe ‘mudslinging’ over offshore accounts  April 26 2012 | Postmedia 

Ethics czar mulling probe into Fantino over alleged Cayman bank accounts  April 26 2012 | Winnipeg Free Press

Ottawa gave Shell $32-million tax refund last year  April 25 2012 | Globe & Mail

Federal government making it easier to hire temporary foreign workers  April 25 2012 | Financial Post

“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires  April 25 2012 | Vancouver Observer

 

CLC, new evidence of voter suppression  April 24 2012 | YouTube

 

Canadian scientists continue to be muzzled by Harper government  April 24 2012 | Yahoo 

Budget cuts leave Statscan girding for fewer surveys, less staff  April 23 2012 | Globe & Mail

Jim Flaherty’s budget: Pennywise or attack on our kids’ pensions?  April 23 2012 | National Post

Human rights take back seat to trade with China, but Canadians divided on pipeline: poll   April 23 2012 | Postmedia

Canada-EU free trade talks ’75 per cent’ complete, EU rep says  April 23 2012 | Calgary Herald

Fighter jets about-turn ‘will harm capability’: Britain will be less able to undertake military operations with the fighter jets that ministers are preparing to buy under a cost-saving exercise, secret defence plans show  April 23 2012 | The Telegraph

Stick Figures Used To Explain Cuts To Federal Employees  April 23 2012 | Huffington Post

CSIS wants better controls on terror suspects leaving country  April 23 2012 | Toronto Star

Bill C-31: Tories’ Human Smuggling Reforms Could Land More Asylum Seekers In Canada’s Jails  April 23 2012 | Huffington Post

Conservative government won’t buy 14 additional F-35s anticipated for fleet attrition: ’The government will not spend more than $9-billion on aircraft to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s,’ says Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino’s communications director  April 23 2012 | Ottawa Citizen

Conservative Party dismisses expert witness on robocall issue  April 21 2012 | Postmedia

Quebec court backs gun registry, sets stage for federal legal battle   April 21 2012 | National Post

Thousands of buildings owned by Ottawa are crumbling and need repair, database shows  April 21 2012 | Toronto Star

Polling firm finds evidence non-Conservative voters were targeted in robo-call scandal  April 21 2012 | Globe & Mail

Corporate tax cuts don’t equal higher revenue  April 21 2012 | Metro

Harper quietly holds face-to-face talks with Chinese propaganda chief  April 20 2012 | Globe & Mail

CANADA: Democracy in the Age of Austerity: Beyond the Robocall Scandal  April 20 2012 | Global Research

Canadian nutrition label claims often wildly misleading, tests show  April 20 2012 | Ottawa Citizen

Feds cut funding to public internet workstations: Social planning council director says cuts will threaten internet access for Thunder Bay’s most vulnerable citizens  April 20 2012 | CBC

Why Canada just pumps out cheap oil    April 20 2012 | CBC

Scientist mocks phone-in solution to disaster response following federal cuts  April 20 2012 | Postmedia

Latest defence department blunder could mean an end to Peter Mackay’s political career  April 20 2012 | Yahoo

Harper, MacKay must have known $25-billion costs of F-35 fighter jets, and procurement rules, it’s ‘inconceivable,’ says expert  April 19 2012 | Hill Times

Prisons closing in Kingston and Laval: Institutions no longer meet needs: Toews  April 20 2012 | Times Colonist

Federal prison closures blasted by union: The federal government is closing two facilities in Kingston, Ont., and one in Laval, Que.  April 20 2012 | CBC

Historic Kingston Penitentiary to close  April 19 2012 | CBC

Stop Cyber Spying Week: Canadians’ Online Habits Could Soon Be Available To U.S. Government Without Warrant, Critics Say  April 19 2012 | Huffington Post

Is Canada headed towards privatized prisons?  April 19 2012 | Toronto Sun

Peter MacKay back in hot seat with latest DND procurement bungle  April 19 2012 | National Post

Omar Khadr transfer request now in Toews’ hands  April 19 2012 | Canada.com

B.C. native chief who supported Northern Gateway appointed to federal board  April 19 2012 | Canada.com

End of an era looms on Supreme Court  April 19 2012 | Globe & Mail

Canadian economy: Don’t expect full employment for another four years  April 18 2012 | Toronto Star

Canada spent $25 M bombing Gadhafi forces  April 18 2012 | Canada.com

Press Release: Native Women’s Association of Canada Responds to Cuts to Health Projects   April 17 2012 | AHRNET

$5.2B in spending cuts amounts to only half of upcoming government reductions, report shows  April 17 2012 | Ottawa Citizen

Total public service job loss still unknown  April 17 2012 | Montreal Gazette

Long gun data loss will hurt investigations, RCMP says: Registry loss could hamper international treaty compliance, document says  April 13 2012 | CBC

Federal budget drags Canada into unnecessary austerity  March 29 2012 | CCPA

Lack of public debate on federal cuts only justifies patterns of wasteful spending

Statistics Show Canadian Government Spending Is Increasing Income Inequality

Budget 2012: Government Spendings on Crime, Military, Oil, Marketing

President and CEO of Strategic Communications Inc. sworn affidavit   Canadians.Org

 

Corruption: Corporate & Government

The Revenue Agency again in the spotlight  April 29 2012 | CBC Radio Canada

Banking expert suspects Fantino bank documents are forgeries  April 27 2012 | Vancouver Sun

Fantino calls in Mounties to probe ‘mudslinging’ over offshore accounts  April 26 2012 | Postmedia 

Unraveling File # 8-10-(2012-06)  April 26 2012 | Ipolitics

Ethics czar mulling probe into Fantino over alleged Cayman bank accounts  April 26 2012 | Winnipeg Free Press

Ottawa gave Shell $32-million tax refund last year  April 25 2012 | Globe & Mail

Polling firm finds evidence non-Conservative voters were targeted in robo-call scandal  April 23 2012 | Globe & Mail

Oda pays taxpayers back for $665 nightly hotel stay: Canadian International Development Agency facing $380 million in budget cuts April 23 2012 | CBC

International aid minister opts for swanky hotel favoured by royalty  April 23 2012 | Winnipeg Free Press

What CBC already knows, but won’t tell you  April 21 2012 | Telegram

The Koch Brothers – Exposed!  April 20 2012 | Rolling Stones

Latest defence department blunder could mean an end to Peter Mackay’s political career  April 20 2012 | Yahoo

Documents show Enbridge concerns about Tides Canada  April 20 2012 | Postmedia

Harper, MacKay must have known $25-billion costs of F-35 fighter jets, and procurement rules, it’s ‘inconceivable,’ says expert  April 19 2012 | Hill Times

B.C. native chief who supported Northern Gateway appointed to federal board  April 19 2012 | Canada.com

How the Conservatives corrupted the F-35 procurement process   April 15 2012 | Examiner

 

 

404SE & Friends

The rise of Totalitarianism in Canada: A Time to Act  April 26 2012 | thebishopsviews

Vigilantes and Mercenaries: The Harper Government and the Abdication of Responsibility  April 17 2012 | The Equivocator

Perspective: Argentina Nationalizes Oil. If Oil & Gas in Canada Are Indeed of National Interest, They Should Belong to Canadians  April 29 2012 

#OpProRogue Part IX: The Case of Torture & Harper Government’s Multi-Million Dollar Secrecy  April 28 2012 | 404SE

Failure of Praxis: Cyberbullying Bill C-273 in Context  April 26 2012 | 404SE

Opinion: Bev Oda’s Sense of Entitlement to Canadians’ Taxes  April 24 2012 | 404 SE

Canada and the Emergence of a New Global Coalition  April 23 2012  | 404 SE

 

 

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