Tag Archives: Stephen Harper

The madness of mining for oil in Alberta

The things we will do for a quick buck [6 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] The pictures show rich wheat fields under big prairie skies giving way in the west to rolling foothills and the pine-clad, snow-topped Canadian Rockies. Alberta … Continue reading

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Reminding our leaders what’s important

Our leaders refuse to give carbon emissions the priority they deserve. It seems the rest of us must remind them of their responsibilities. [16 September 2014 | Peter Boyer] Next Sunday I’m making yet another visit to MONA, Hobart’s wonderful … Continue reading

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Tony Abbott’s voyage of discovery. Or not.

The Abbott government’s approach to climate change and what to do about it is a world away from that of the Obama administration. [17 June 2014 | Peter Boyer] Travel broadens the mind. Tony Abbott’s mind seems pretty well made … Continue reading

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