Henry Morgentaler, Abortion Doctor in Canada, Dies at 90
Dr. Morgentaler, who was heralded and vilified for his work and his views, won the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationally in 1988.
Greens ask U.S. to delay Keystone decision after Arkansas leak
WASHINGTON - Environmental groups on Monday asked the Obama administration to extend the approval process of the Keystone XL pipeline, using last month's spill of heavy Canadian crude oil in Arkansas as their latest reason to delay the project.
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Keystone Pipeline - Why Cdn politicians lobby US decision makers
As the decision on the XL Keystone pipeline approaches, Canadian politicians are making a final pitch to US lawmakers in an attempt to convince them that Canada has cleaned up its act when it comes to carbon emissions.
Canadian Internet Surveillance Bill Could Come Back In New Form
An anonymous reader writes "Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced yesterday that the government will not be proceeding with Bill C-30, the lawful access/Internet surveillance legislation. Yet despite the celebration of the Canadian Internet community, Michael Geist notes that the law could return. On the same day the government put the bill out its misery, it introduced Bill C-55 on warrantless wiretapping. Although the bill is ostensibly a response to last year's R v. Tse decision from the Supreme Court of Canada, much of the bill is lifted directly from Bill C-30. Moreover, there will be other ways to revive the more troublesome Internet surveillance provisions. Christopher Parsons points to lawful intercept requirements in the forthcoming spectrum auction, while many others have discussed Bill C-12, which includes provisions that encourage personal information disclosure without court oversight. Of course, cynics might also point to the 2007 pledge from then-Public Safety ...
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Sec. of State Hopeful Susan Rice Reportedly Holds 600k Stake in Keystone XL Decision
The shoulders on which the Keystone Pipeline XL decision may fall happens to have a half-million dollar stake in the game. Secretary of State hopeful and current U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Susan E. Rice reportedly owns between $300,000 and $600,000 of TransCanada stock. The company is seeking a federal permit to transport Canadian tar sands 1,700 miles to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, crossing both fragile Midwest ecosystems and the largest freshwater aquifer in North America.