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Greenjobs Needed

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

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July 13, 2008

Youth summit raises awareness on tar sands

Edmonton, Alberta – Over 150 young environmental, labour and social justice activists from across Canada attended the third Canadian Youth Climate Coalition (CYCC) summit in Edmonton earlier this month, according to the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW). The summit, held at the University of Alberta, was organized to raise awareness on the environmental destruction caused by rapidly expanding tar sands in northern Alberta.

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Dion Needs to Deal with Tar Sands

Posted by mhudema on July 7, 2008

Liberal leader pitches green plan to green-minded youth from across Canada

Edmonton — Still dressed in a style fitting of his stop at the Calgary Stampede, federal Liberal leader Stephane Dion pitched his party’s environmental plan to a group of green-minded youth in Edmonton on Sunday.

Dion wore jeans and a checkered shirt as he spoke to roughly 100 participants at the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition conference at the University of Alberta, where he said Canada could make “megatons” of money selling eco-friendly technologies.

Several participants at the conference suggested his plan doesn’t go far enough, but Dion stressed that the economy is important too.

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Canadian Youth say Dion Carbon Tax a good first step but….

Posted by mhudema on July 7, 2008

July 7, 2008

Green bonanza!

Grit leader predicts his carbon plan will mean ‘megatonnes of money’ for Alberta

By GLENN KAUTH, SUN MEDIA


Federal Liberal Leader Stephane Dion brandishes a copy of his Green Shift carbon emissions reduction plan while addressing the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition conference at the University of Alberta yesterday. Dion fielded questions about global climate change from youth across the country. (JAMES MacLENNAN/Special to Sun Media)

A Liberal plan to tax greenhouse-gas emissions will mean “megatonnes of money” instead of economic disaster for Alberta, Stephane Dion vowed yesterday.

The so-called Green Shift tax proposal, which would slap a $40-per-tonne levy on carbon emissions, “will be good for a province like Alberta as it will be for the whole of Canada,” Dion, the leader of the federal Liberals, promised a crowd of dele-gates at the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition conference in Edmonton.

“Imagine Fort McMurray to be sustainable,” he told the audience. “We’ll have the know-how that we’ll be able to export around the world and we’ll make megatonnes of money with it.”

Dion, who has been touring the province in a bid to sell the carbon tax, said the advantage to Alberta will come from economic diversification fostered by the levy.

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Dion slams Tories ‘greenhouse gas’ mentality

Posted by mhudema on July 7, 2008

Dion slams Tories’ greenhouse gas ‘mentality’
Liberal leader sees bleak environmental future with current government attitude on emissions
Erika Beauchesne
The Edmonton Journal
Federal Liberal Leader Stephane Dion is shielded from the rain under an umbrella held by his wife Janine Krieber while talking with students at the University of Alberta on Sunday, where he spoke at the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition summit.
CREDIT: Larry Wong, The Journal
Federal Liberal Leader Stephane Dion is shielded from the rain under an umbrella held by his wife Janine Krieber while talking with students at the University of Alberta on Sunday, where he spoke at the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition summit.

EDMONTON – A group of young activists had federal Liberal Leader Stephane Dion dancing and singing along to an anti-climate change ballad Sunday at the U of A.

“Ooh, it’s hot in here, there’s too much carbon in the atmosphere,” rhymed Dion, clad in jeans and cowboy boots for his tour of Western Canada.

Dion was in town Sunday to sell his green shift carbon tax plan. And while he was singing the same tune as the more than 100 young people attending a climate change conference, Dion has had a harder time convincing the Alberta government of the plan’s benefits.

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