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Conservatives selling out Canada's future for short term economic gain in oil sands and other petroleum developments, say critics

The Conservative government is 'ideologically driven against nature' and 'have put all their eggs in one basket,' says NDP MP Megan Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Environment Minister Peter Kent.

Following a 40-page report showing Canada has fallen back on support for clean-energy technology development and two months before the Prime Minister’s advisory group on the environment is dismantled permanently, MPs and critics accuse the Conservatives of promoting and financing oil sands and other petroleum exploitation for short-term economic gain “at the expense of Canada’s future.”

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Conservatives selling out Canada's future for short term economic gain in oil sands and other petroleum developments, say critics

The Conservative government is 'ideologically driven against nature' and 'have put all their eggs in one basket,' says NDP MP Megan Leslie.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Environment Minister Peter Kent.

Following a 40-page report showing Canada has fallen back on support for clean-energy technology development and two months before the Prime Minister’s advisory group on the environment is dismantled permanently, MPs and critics accuse the Conservatives of promoting and financing oil sands and other petroleum exploitation for short-term economic gain “at the expense of Canada’s future.”

  

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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