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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:34 PM

 

Bill C-45 removes 99% of Canada's lakes and rivers from the protected list:

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Bill C-45 removes 99% of Canada's lakes and rivers from the protected list:
http://bit.ly/WArk2A #IdleNoMore #NoKXL
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/12/27/ns-protected-waterways-bill.html?cmp=rss

Only three of Nova Scotia's waterways will remain under federal protection under new legislation brought in by Bill C-45, CBC News has learned.

The omnibus bill changes the Navigable Waters Act and removes 99 per cent of the country's lakes and rivers off the protected list.

The only waterways still protected in this province are the Great Bras d'Or lake, the Bras d'Or Lake and the LaHave River.

Critics said without federal oversight, the rest of the rivers and lakes could be developed without any public notice or ministerial approval. For example, proposals for big pipelines and interprovincial power line projects will no longer have to prove they won't damage or destroy navigable waterways in Canada.


(A bit more at the link. I'm going to keep this kicked for a few days.)


EDIT: There are two more water privatisation stories current in GD:

Greeks Stand Up to Protect Their Water From Privatization:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022168806

Nestle Group -"Access to Water Is Not Your Right"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022179129

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Reply Bill C-45 removes 99% of Canada's lakes and rivers from the protected list: (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
yellerpup Jan 2013 #1
Samantha Jan 2013 #2
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #3
Blue_In_AK Jan 2013 #4
Spazito Jan 2013 #5
Bainbridge Bear Jan 2013 #9
Spazito Jan 2013 #12
AdHocSolver Jan 2013 #6
Fearless Jan 2013 #7
Firebrand Gary Jan 2013 #8
locks Jan 2013 #10
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #11
Octafish Jan 2013 #13
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #14
tpsbmam Jan 2013 #15
csziggy Jan 2013 #16
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #17
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #18

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:38 PM

1. Kick!

What are they thinking? No wonder the First People are Idle No More. Where is the money going? Because, by all rights a deal like this can cost the Earth.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 03:47 PM

2. Another kick n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:15 PM

3. Thanks for the kicks! That's three water issues stories on page 1 at the same time!

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:26 PM

4. Kick

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:31 PM

5. Bill C-45 is an egregious grab by the neocon government we currently have...

in order to force pipelines through First Nations property without their consent, remove environmental protection processes that have been there to protect our waterways, etc. The bill is a despicable power grab that needs to be stopped and will be challenged through the courts as well.

Idle No More is growing and spreading, a wake-up call for everyone, imo.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:03 PM

9. Isn't Harper the right-wing ideologue who has insulted his own country

 

numerous times in speeches and once said that Canadians wouldn't recognize their country when he was through governing it? This is the just the latest attempt to make that come true. Harper is a despicable man. I refer to him as the George W. Bush of Canada and that is a supreme insult. They both exhibit the quality of reckless and ruthless extremism. Brian Mulroney was bad enough but this asshole is in a whole other league.

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Response to Bainbridge Bear (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:44 PM

12. Yep, and you have described him perfectly...

the Canadian Bush wannabe. He was the one who, years ago, at a speech at some conservative thing in the U.S. completely trashed his own country and then, later, tried to say it was all just a joke. Some joke. Mulroney was bad but at least he was actually a conservative and not a neocon. Harper is absolutely loathsome.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:44 PM

6. The class warfare is the 1 percent out to destroy the 99 percent for fun and profit.

K and R.

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Response to AdHocSolver (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:51 PM

7. Don't forget also to make a few extra dollars.

Just to throw on the heap.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:01 PM

8. Kick n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 06:46 PM

10. Very sad

I always thought we could count on Canada to protect its rivers and lakes. I remember when I was young and had never traveled I was shocked when I went to Lake Placid to see it was surrounded by private homes. Then I went to Miami Beach and found fences out into the ocean so that I could not walk the beach. When I first went to Sanibel there was not even a causeway and we could enjoy miles of beautiful beach and shelling; now it is covered with private hotels and resorts. At Lake Tahoe there was once a time when its lovely shores could be seen by all. In beautiful Costa Rica the Pacific beaches were being bought up by foreigners. Each time we try to have a river designated wild and scenic the developers and lobbyists kill it. Our planet cannot survive without clean water.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:22 PM

11. kick nt

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:03 AM

13. Harper. For Empire.

Oh, Canada.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:44 PM

14. Kick

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:41 PM

15. Kicking this important story. n/t

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:12 PM

16. Is this so the oil companies can build their pipeline

Though some of the most pristine forests left on the North American continent - the Great Bear Rainforest?



National Geographic did a story about the Spirit Bear and the Great Bear Rainforest in August of 2011 (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/canada-rainforest/barcott-text). I just got around to reading that issue and it was the first time I had heard that the oil companies were trying to build a pipeline west rather than rely on the Keystone pipeline through the US to pump their oil sands crude.

I don't want the pipeline through the US but even more I don't want a pipeline through such a magical place as Great Bear!

More on the Spirit Bear: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/kermode-bear/barcott-text

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Response to csziggy (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 04:29 PM

17. Look to China for many of these issues.

 

They are evidently very involved in the pipelines. A related post:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022184992#post8

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:09 PM

18. Kick.

 

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