Citizen Action Monitor

PM Trudeau has an enormous capacity for doublespeak, spouting hypocritical, ahistorical fallacies

With actions that speak louder than words, he has joined world leaders who pay lip service to indigenous concerns, ecological impacts, and climate science. No 2418 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 16, 2019

Will First Nation’s court action force Ottawa to release pipeline decision-rigging secrets?

Ottawa’s response ignores rigging allegations, echoes KM’s “too late” reply, and argues First Nation is just fishing for “supplemental evidence.” No 2208 Posted by fw, April 28, 2018 “A lawyer … Continue reading

April 28, 2018

Excellent summary highlights Kinder Morgan pipeline news over 48-hours, ending April 19, 2018

20 highlights capture clash between opposing sides, with anti-pipeline viewpoint clearly supported. No 2204 Posted by fw, April 24, 2018 Here’s are my 20 subheadings added to my reformatted repost … Continue reading

April 24, 2018

Internal gov. documents reveal Ottawa rushed pipeline decision after call from Kinder Morgan executive

Email shows bureaucrats emphasized industry concerns, opting not to consult directly with First Nations. No 2203 Posted by fw, April 23, 2018 “High-ranking public servants in the federal government discussed … Continue reading

April 23, 2018

Canada’s constitution is on BC’s side of Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute, says legal expert

Horgan is right to be “calm and patient”; Trudeau “seems ignorant of reality”; Notley’s “completely wrong”. No 2200 Posted by fw, April 15, 2018 “ ‘[Rachel Notley’s] completely wrong about … Continue reading

April 15, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Despite mounting rebuttal evidence, PM Trudeau repeats misguided “environment and economy” pitch  

In a decade or two, will he be Canada’s most reviled PM for ignoring dire climate-related health, economic and environmental risks? No 2196 Posted by fw, April 8, 2018 First, … Continue reading

April 8, 2018

People power of local groups pull off nationwide actions of resistance to Kinder Morgan pipeline

Kudos to Leadnow and 350.org’s support of Indigenous-led resistance, as thousands show up at MP offices. No 2191 Posted by fw, March 27, 2018 “You got the government’s attention: Environment … Continue reading

March 27, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Big oil given 70 years to clean up tar sands waste, despite soaring cancer rates in First Nation communities

Will taxpayers be left to pick up the tab if oil companies declare bankruptcy? – Supreme Court to hear case related to that question. No 2155 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 31, 2018

If you haven’t been directly impacted by this hot scary summer, check out what you missed

“What we need is courage and determination in facing up to seemingly insurmountable odds.” No 2027 Posted by fw, August 10, 2017 “No matter what, we must also find the … Continue reading

August 10, 2017

Construction of Keystone XL looks like a slam dunk, right? Not so fast.

There are three potential gamechangers that could stuff TransCanada’s slam dunk. No 1912 Posted by fw, March 16, 2017 “Almost a full decade since first applying for a presidential permit, TransCanada … Continue reading

March 16, 2017

“Donald Trump’s a fucking idiot. If he’s going to believe that our voices are going to be silent…”

Thousands of activists and veterans say they’re returning to Standing Rock, to prepare to block its completion. No 1892 Posted by fw, February 13, 2017 Donald Trump – “I don’t even … Continue reading

February 13, 2017

“Global warming a Chinese hoax,” tweeted America’s Denier-in-Chief

A survey of evidence reveals devastating climate change impacts worldwide, evidence that Trump wilfully ignores. No 1890 Posted by fw, February 10, 2017 “2016 was a dark year for anyone paying … Continue reading

February 10, 2017

Trump ignores seething public outrage, puts profits of fossil fuel industry ahead of our planet’s future

“Trump’s war on the environment, the climate, and clean water protections is a war on all of us.” — Wenonah Hauter. No 1878 Posted by fw, January 26, 2017 “President Donald … Continue reading

January 26, 2017

Trudeau flunks review of promises made to First Nations, says Mi’kmaw lawyer

Alliances are forming – the days of individual battles by individual First Nations against pipelines, mining, police racism, abuse are over. No 1834 Posted by fw, November 28, 2016 “It’s been … Continue reading

November 28, 2016

1300+ researchers send Trudeau letter criticizing flawed review process on energy projects

Despite protests, Trudeau quietly approved contentious dam project, breaking promise to “rebuild trust” in assessment process. No 1825 Posted by fw, November 15, 2016 “An open letter addressed to Prime Minister … Continue reading

November 15, 2016

Liberals fail to demonstrate commitment to First Nations and climate change concerns

Trudeau says one thing and then does another and Canadians are not being fooled No 1793 Posted by fw, October 5, 2016 “The Canadian Liberal government led by Prime Minister Justin … Continue reading

October 5, 2016

Trudeau betrays promised new relationship with First Nations, BC Site C Dam construction underway

Today, cross-country Justice for Peace Caravan is in Montreal for a court appeal, then on to Ottawa to deliver petition. No 1773 Posted by fw, September 12, 2016 “On September 12, the … Continue reading

September 12, 2016