Canada

Canada's Government Won't Let Its Own Climate Scientists Speak to the Press
Our northern neighbors are taking a page from George W. Bush's playbook
August 20, 2014

Prime Minister Stephen Harper really doesn't like bad news about global warming.

Keystone Opponents Have Nothing to Apologize For: Stopping the Pipeline Will Slow Climate Change
February 19, 2014

There's a reason the energy industry wants that pipeline—the alternatives aren't as cheap or practical as they sound.

Obama's Pacific Trade Pact Will Be Awful for the Environment
January 15, 2014

Here are a few of the worst environmental equivocations in a draft from WikiLeaks of a major trade agreement.

Canada Responds to Ted Cruz's Renunciation of Citizenship
August 20, 2013

Dear Mr. Cruz/Cher M. Cruz—We’re very sorry to bother you, but it has been brought to our attention that you recently sought to renounce your Canadian citizenship.

Keystone XL's Hired Guns Have John Kerry Connections, But Does It Matter?
May 08, 2013

The State Department isn't as easy to influence as Congress.

Say Yes to the Pipeline—and New Green Regulations
Why triangulation is the answer on Keystone
March 14, 2013

How to fix the messy politics of the embattled pipeline project.

Life of Pi's Clumsy 3D Storytelling
November 28, 2012

 “I think it's one of the most noble risks we have ever taken.” This comes from an executive at Twentieth Century Fox, the studio that gave us Sunrise, Shirley Temple, and The Robe. When a corporation has ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous, talk of nobility is often a warning sign of stupidity. So sane producers may have read Yann Martel’s 2001 novel, seen that it was selling 9 million copies across the world, and concluded that there was no need for a movie of Life of Pi—the same escape clause I raised a week ago in connection with the latest Anna Karenina.

Worthwhile Canadian Coolness
November 09, 2012

Canada, long considered the U.S.'s boring, denim-wearing neighbor, has become America's leading purveyor of cool.

Six More Years of Disappointment for Venezuelan Expats
October 08, 2012

VANCOUVER—The line was 30 deep before 6 a.m. at the Venezuelan consulate in downtown Vancouver, the only location in western Canada for ex-pats to vote in their presidential election Sunday. By noon more than 600 Venezuelans had stood in the short hallway, marked the labyrinthine bingo-card-like ballot and dipped a pinky tip in a well of blue ink on a wooden stool.

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