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Nov 27th, 2010
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Environmentalist calls the human inventions of the market economy the new demons we believe inBy BRENT MAZEROLLE MONCTON TIMES & TRANSCRIPT November 22 2010Dr. David Suzuki brought his Message from an Elder to Moncton Saturday, and the message from Canada's elder statesman for the environment was we ...
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Nov 20th, 2010
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"In nature, growth always slams up against non-negotiable constraints sooner or later"by Richard Heinberg postcarbon.org Nov 12, 2010 ...
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Sep 7th, 2010
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CATCH News – September 6 2010 — A study warning that farming is disappearing in the Halton area mirrors earlier findings in Hamilton on the impact of urbanization and speculation by land developers. It comes in a summer that has seen global food baskets battered by climatic extremes that ...
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Aug 22nd, 2010
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AWARE Simcoe - August 22 2010The province's plan for growth in Simcoe County places urbanization in the worst possible areas - Bradford, Alliston and the Highway 400 corridor, with dire consequences for Lake Simcoe and the Nottawasaga basin. That was the conclusion articulated by Ontario's senior pla...
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Aug 22nd, 2010
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Letter to AWARE Simcoe and other groups from the Sustainable Urban Development Association -- August 21 2010SUDA recently mailed and e-mailed letters to stakeholders of urban development in Ontario (builders, municipalities, and others) to bring their attention to the importance of sustainable urban ...
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Jul 28th, 2010
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AWARE Simcoe — July 27 2010 — Environmental Pricing Reform (EPR) is a name given to a set of fiscal, tax and planning policy instruments that seek to use pricing to influence behaviour in support of environmental and economic policy objectives. Examples include subsidy corrections, proper...
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Jul 27th, 2010
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News release from Environmental Defene March 17 2010Call for province to ban corporate and union donations to municipal election campaignsSimcoe County – The McGuinty government should ban corporate and union contributions to municipal election campaigns, says a report released today by Campaign Lake...
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Jul 12th, 2010
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Province hopes to quell ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation,’ but devil may be in the detailsBy Jeffrey Grey Globe and Mail July 6 2010It was perhaps the most down-and-dirty development fight in Ontario’s recent memory: An eight-year battle pitting environmentalists and some well-heeled ...
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Jun 13th, 2010
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Developers play a disproportionate role in financing municipal politics. Through seeking out and funding pro-development candidates, they are able to fill municipal councils across the GTA with supporters of sprawl. Pro-environment candidates for municipal office do not have access to developer money...