Sec. of State Candidate Has Major Financial Stake in Canada Tar Sands

"Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline. If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice's first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project."

Source: OnEarth, 11/29/2012

"Study Spotlights High Breast Cancer Risk for Plastics Workers"

"WINDSOR, Ontario -- For more than three decades, workers, most of them women, have complained of dreadful conditions in many of this city’s plastic automotive parts factories: Pungent fumes and dust that caused nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and dizziness. Blobs of smelly, smoldering plastic dumped directly onto the floor. 'It was like hell,' says one woman who still works in the industry."

Source: Center for Public Integrity, 11/20/2012
November 20, 2012

Remembrance and Journalism: Interviewing Survivors of Trauma

Interviewing survivors: a Canadian Association of Journalists/Ryerson University panel discussion on best practices and ethical considerations of journalism and remembrance at Ryerson in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 6:30-9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

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"Harper's China-Canada Deal Overrides Environmental Protections"

"OTTAWA -- To attract Chinese investment for development of the Alberta oil sands and other natural resources, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pushing through a treaty that gives away Canadian legislative and judicial sovereignty with no public debate, warns a Canadian international investment law expert and law professor."

Source: ENS, 10/25/2012


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