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Expert rejects Leap Manifesto’s radicalism

Thomas Homer-Dixon is the CIGI chair of global systems in the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the University of Waterloo. He’s not one for the Leap Manifesto’s radical nature, feeling it hurts the fight against climate change.

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An Alberta defender of the Leap Manifesto

Crystal Lameman is a First Nations woman whose traditional territory covers the heart of the oilsands. She helped write the Leap Manifesto.

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Meet Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein

After all the Leap Manifesto kerfuffle of the past week, the Globe and Mail finished things off with a profile of Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, the two principals of the controversial document.

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Stark words about Alberta’s oil fortunes

Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason wonders if there will ever be another oil boom to pick up Alberta’s economic fortunes.

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Stark words about the Leap Manifesto

An Official Voice of Business, columnist Barrie McKenna, has examined the Leap Manifesto and pronounced it bad for business.

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After 30 years, it’s now -30- for this ex-journalist

Thirty years ago today, I started my first paying job as a journalist with the The Record, a weekly newspaper in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. I was 26 years old. That nostalgic fact leads to today’s announcement — I am now going to describe myself as an ex-journalist.

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Fri, April 15 2016 » Main Page, Media » 4 Comments

Layoffs looming at the Globe and Mail?

Looks like Reddit scooped everyone on the Globe layoffs https://t.co/2e6R5tAlY9 — Michael Bolen (@MichaelBolen) April 13, 2016 Earlier on Tuesday, Hamutal Dotan, the Globe and Mail’s Focus section editor, let it drop on Twitter that she’d been let go. A heartbreaking aspect of working in a newsroom in tough times – it is never entirely […]

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Question and answer with Avi Lewis on the Leap Manifesto

MacLean’s magazine’s Jonathan Gatehouse interviews Avi Lewis, one of the two main front-people for the Leap Manifesto, which caused such a ruckus at the NDP convention in Edmonton.

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Backgrounder on the Leap Manifesto

If you’re looking for more information on what the Leap Manifesto is, read this backgrounder from The Canadian Press, published at the Globe and Mail.

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New pipelines are bad for the climate, expert says

From the National Observer (“Trudeau attacked from all sides over pipeline stance“) John Stone, a former climatologist with Environment Canada, and vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group II, said that building more pipelines is scientifically incompatible with meeting Canada’s climate change commitments. “If you build a pipeline, you’re going to fill […]

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