Citizen Action Monitor

What a post growth economy might look like

The challenge we face is that our existing institutions are so busy pursuing growth that they’re not thinking of alternatives. No 1695 Posted by fw, June 7, 2016 “I think the … Continue reading

June 7, 2016

If we continue with a growth-based economic system, we will be flirting with collapse

Canadian prof makes a compelling case for transition to a steady state, no-growth economy. No 1694 Posted by fw, June 6, 2016 “I had the privilege recently of speaking with Peter … Continue reading

June 6, 2016

On LNG, Canadians were promised “intelligent leadership”, but instead get broken promises, dogmatic decisions

PM Trudeau, his environment minister, and BC premier Christy Clark continue to ignore opposition to LNG No 1693 Posted by fw, June 5, 2016 “It is vital to oppose the previous … Continue reading

June 5, 2016

Chinese incident exposes Trudeau/Dion’s hypocritical double standard over human rights concerns

Quick to be ‘vocal’ with China about human rights, but wilfully silent about decades of Israel’s flagrant violations of Palestinians’ human rights. No 1692 Posted by fw, June 4, 2016 According … Continue reading

June 4, 2016

Pembina Institute corrects carbon pollution math of BC minister of environment

Minister Polak’s carbon pollution estimate for LNG project was 68% lower than fed’s environmental assessment. No 1691 Posted by fw, June 3, 2016 “Earlier this week, 90 scientists and climate experts … Continue reading

June 3, 2016

Canadian politicians can’t have both oil and gas expansion and meet GHG targets – they need to do the math

Expanding exports will not only fail to rescue economy, it will eliminate any chance of meeting reduction targets. No 1690 Posted by fw, June 2, 2016 “Politicians who advocate for more … Continue reading

June 2, 2016

Canada’s system of parliamentary democracy is no closer to democracy than North Korea’s is, argues Rafe Mair

Bottom line, voters transfer their rights to MPs who then transfer your rights to party leaders for their exclusive use. No 1689 Posted by fw, June 1, 2016 “We operate under … Continue reading

June 1, 2016