Could the Elections End Canada’s Carbon Capture? — by Liane Schalatek on Heinrich Böll Foundation |Canada rank ninth in the list of the world’s worst polluters

Since taking office in 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has focused on turning Canada into an energy superpower. The strategy behind this is the proposed doubling of the extraction of oil from Canada’s bituminous tar sands, located primarily in the western province of Alberta. Tar sands in Alberta. Creator: Dru Oja Jay, Dominion. This image…

In Canada, Harper’s Conservatives Seem to Have Forgotten a Cherished Tradition about Refugees — Common Dreams org

Harper’s been talking oddly of ‘old-stock Canadians’ – effectively excluding hundreds of thousands “Stephen Harper’s weird Conservative government – its security laws fear-mongering their way through a population normally famous for its generosity – is even more reluctant,” writes Fisk, “than our own beloved David Cameron’s Cabinet to take in the families fighting their way…

Decades of Declining Refugee Protection in Canada Under Harper — Real News com video

TheRealNews Uploaded on 16 Sep 2015 A Panel with Harsha Walia of No One Is Illegal and Gloria Nafziger of Amnesty International, discusses Harper delusions, the politics of election rhetoric, and how Canada could dramatically improve its refugee settlement programs ***** Related posts in PBSJ Blog: Nenshi calls Ottawa’s response to Syrian refugee crisis ‘disgraceful’…

PM marks successful visit by His Highness the Aga Khan | Prime Minister Stephen Harper held a productive meeting with Ismaili Imam — PM Gov. of Canada

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Premier Kathleen Wynne share in applause after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park. Zahur Ramji  His Highness the Aga Khan and Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveil a plaque commemorating the opening of the Ismaili Centre, Toronto. Gary Otte (Archiv photo) Introduction Prime Minister Stephen Harper today…

Nowruz Messages from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, and Prime Minister Harper in a conversation as they proceed to the signing ceremony of the protocol of understanding between the Ismaili Imamat and Canada in February 2014 when the 49th Ismaili Imam addressed the Canadian Parliament. They are flanked on either side by the flags of…

Stittsville Rotary president at event featuring Prime Minister and Bill Gates — Ottawa Community News com on the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat event regarding newborn, child health,vaccines and nutrition

Rotary’s campaign to eradicate polio in the world mentioned The elimination of polio in the world is one of the initiatives backed by Rotary Clubs around the world. And so when a major announcement was being made in Ottawa regarding funding directed at measures to strengthen immunity to polio, it only made sense that some…

The Star com Toronto: Aga Khan Museum showcases best in Islam — Marmur

Liberals in all three monotheistic religions are at the forefront of bridge-building, both with other faith communities and with the secular world. Aaron Vincent Elkaim / THE CANADIAN PRESS file photo The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto provides ample opportunities to see Islam at its best, Dow Marmur writes. The Aga Khan, left, with Stephen…