The Globurban Blog

Our Petro State Enthralled


Canada’s mainstream politicians are selling us an economic tale of building fossil fuel infrastructure, expanding global markets for our unprocessed resources, growing the economy, and jobs, jobs, jobs. This vision of the future is being imposed on us by governments using the rationale of national interest, providing the justification within Canada’s legal framework to take …

Our New Old Pipeline


Continued burning of carbon for electrical energy & transportation will collapse the ability of the biosphere to support a global industrial civilization. If there is a civilized future, it’s not going to be powered by fossil fuels. The Trudeau government has committed every Canadian citizen to a minimum of $4.5 Billion in financial support of …

Ontario Cops Whine About Weed


Police chiefs assume there will be more impaired driving after recreational cannabis legalization this year.   But they say they can’t figure out how to recognize this impaired driving & so they need lots more money. They want more money for ‘drug recognition experts’ too. Since we’ve had years of experience with medical pot users …

Trudeau’s Environmental Double-Face


Canadian International Mining & Trudeau’s ISDS Love Affair Why does Canada insist on the inclusion of an Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause in all its ‘free trade’ deals? Canadians lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year on these settlements while Canadian international mining corporations benefit. The companies use investor-state lawsuits to bully governments into …