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May 23, 2018
Migrant workers harvest corn. Photo: Bob Nichols/U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr

The plight of farm workers in Canada

As we head into another growing season, we should be asking ourselves how sustainable our agricultural system is generally, but in particular, how fair it is given the treatment of farm workers.
Blog
May 20, 2018

Flooding in B.C. won't help Alberta's case for Kinder Morgan

David J. Climenhaga
The location of rising water renders ineffective the tactics of friends of fossil fuel apologists, who would prefer the public doesn’t ponder the links between bitumen extraction and climate change.
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May 15, 2018
University of Alberta. Image: IQ Remix/Flickr

Honorary degree sparks necessary debate

David Suzuki
If a university isn't the place to air a range of ideas about the geophysical, social, and economic consequences of profligate fossil fuel use, we should worry about the future of academic inquiry.
Blog
May 13, 2018

Bottled water is an election issue in Ontario

Doreen Nicoll
Nestlé extracts water from an Ontario watershed while compromising the water security of local communities. A Wellington County organization wants to stop them.
Blog
May 1, 2018
Image: Twm/Flickr

Cutting through polluted public discourse

David Suzuki
The debasement of public discourse through poorly moderated online commenting and unreliable media has spawned an army of people who don't concern themselves with facts or logical consistency.

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