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Influx of Migrant Workers Open Door to Abuse

Posted by mhudema on July 17, 2008

IPS News: CANADA: Influx of Migrant Workers Opens Door to Abuses

Western Canada’s construction boom, spurred on by the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and oil sands development in Alberta, has led to a massive increase in foreign temporary workers coming to the region.The government agency Statistics Canada reports that for the 12-month period ending in March, international migration was the main factor driving population growth in Alberta, making it the fastest growing province in Canada.
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Greenjobs Needed

Posted by mhudema on July 14, 2008

www.canadiandriver.com

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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Metis denied voice at upgrader hearing

Posted by mhudema on June 23, 2008

No intervenor status for Metis at upgrader hearing
Robin Collum
edmontonjournal.com
The room was packed as people stood into the hallway at the first day of the hearing for Petro Canada's tar sands upgrader northeast of Edmonton.
CREDIT: Bruce Edwards/Edmonton Journal
The room was packed as people stood into the hallway at the first day of the hearing for Petro Canada’s tar sands upgrader northeast of Edmonton.

FORT SASKATCHEWAN – More than 100 residents and activists attended the first day of hearings on a proposed Petro-Canada upgrader plant northeast of Edmonton.

The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board  is analyzing whether to give the go-ahead to Petro-Canada’s Fort Hill Oilsands Project, an upgrader that would be built in the area dubbed Upgrader Alley.

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