Canada's government made excessive cuts in its environmental departments, resulting in the firing of many top scientists.
On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.
Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.
Student leaders vowed to continue their campaign of peaceful protest, dubbed by some as the "Maple Spring."
Tonight, I took a casserole [saucepan] and I came timidly out into the street.
Police repression coupled with draconian measures to limit peaceful protest have failed to stop a student strike in Quebec.
Evidence continues to mount that the Conservative Party of Canada, borrowing from the U.S. Republican Party, committed widespread electoral fraud to win the 2011 elections.
The United States and Mexico have not been the only places where the right wing has committed electoral fraud to win elections.
Senseless killing of bears, wolves and caribou can be avoided, but the Canadian oil industry and government are putting profits before responsible environmental welfare.
There is growing concern that Canada is rapidly becoming a petro-state. And in this shift, manufacturing jobs are disappearing.