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Panel would change Canada’s research landscape


In an effort to address Canada’s problem with innovation, an independent panel has recommended a radical overhaul that includes the creation of a new funding council and transforms the country’s largest research entity, the billion dollar National Research Council (NRC). … Continue reading

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Poor information leaves government unable to properly manage environmental change


(The Commissioner’s Perspective—October 2011 Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development) Ottawa, 4 October 2011—The federal government lacks reliable information to inform Canadians about environmental change and to take actions needed to safeguard environmental quality, says Scott Vaughan, … Continue reading

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Paying the Price – NRTEE National News Release


NRT RELEASES CANADA’S FIRST ANALYSIS OF THE COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE Climate Change Could be Expensive for Canada Ottawa – September 29, 2011 – Unless global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are brought down and Canada invests in adaptation, the economic impacts … Continue reading

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Canadian Ice Shelves Breaking up at High Speed


Canadian ice shelves are changing at an unexpected rate, with almost 50 per cent lost in the last six years, experts say. Carleton University’s Derek Mueller says this summer has resulted in the near-complete loss of one important ice shelf … Continue reading

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Truth Duty Valour


I wrote these words at the  The RMC Band – Reunion 15 – 16 March 2003.  They are on the website of the Class of 1966 from Canada’s Royal Military College and the words hold as much meaning as they … Continue reading

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Canadian ozone network faces axe


Arctic monitoring stations hit by budget constraints. Quirin Schiermeier, Nature The Harper Government™ continues its war on science: A key source of information about the health of the ozone layer above the Arctic looks set to be choked off. In … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail Personal Attack by “Eyes Wide Open”


In commentary at the Globe and Mail to the article “Cheap and dirty: Where provinces diverge on energy crossroads“, user “Eyes Wide Open” states at 8:23 PM on September 12, 2011 You’ve gotta laugh! Here we have Alan Burke talking … Continue reading

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