Even as more than 10,000 demonstrators marched in Toronto for “Jobs, Justice, and Climate,” another report about the effect of the oil market glut shows how Canada’s reliance on tar sands exploitation makes it vulnerable┬áto the economic whims of the global market. The demonstrators were led by Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, and activist […]

Unless you’re Canadian, or live in Canada, or for some mind-boggling reason follow Canadian politics from beyond its border, you’ve probably never heard of the NDP, the New Democratic Party. There’s no reason you should have. The left-liberal party– think more Elizabeth Warren than Chuck Schumer– is the Little Engine That Could of Canadian politics. […]

PipeLIE: JOBS. Approving the Keystone XL will create up to 120,000 jobs for Americans. No: Even the U.S. State Department concluded that only 3,900 short term jobs would be directly created during pipeline construction. Once the pipeline is built, the State Department estimated 35 permanent and 15 temporary jobs — 50 jobs total — are […]