The Environmental State of Canada – June 30, 2009
PowerPoint slides detailing Canada's environmental progress which accompanied the Meeting for Policy Experts seminar by Dr. Ken Green and Ben Eisen in Winnipeg on June 17th, 2009.
Governments Sleepwalking Into Water Crisis – November 2, 2008
Governments, if they are not careful, are allowing communities to sleep walk towards a water supply crisis. Governments are not dealing with long term supply needs and are potentially jeopardizing the future economic prospects of rural communities.
Ban on New Hog Barns Is Poor Policy – November 22, 2006
A moratorium on the licensing of new hog barns is only the worst in a string of poor decisions.
Time to Scrap the Maps, Review Water Protection Act – May 23, 2006
It's time to scrap the maps. As the act stands now, Zone 4 land could lose over half its value. Farmers estimate value losses of $300-$400 an acre. Cumulative losses could easily be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and some say could top $1 billion.
Manitoba's Water Protection Act – April 13, 2006
Everybody wants to restore the health of Lake Winnipeg, but the province's means of doing that is flawed. It may not solve the problem even as it imposes heavy costs on the agricultural sector.
Powerpoint Presentations from Water Quality & Bio-Mass Conference – March 17, 2006
Powerpoint Presentations from Water Quality Management: Nutrient Research & Bio-Mass Production Conference, Feb 13, 2006 in Winnipeg
Paul Driessen, Author of Eco-Imperialism – December 14, 2004
The tactics and motives of environmental groups are hypocritical and destructive.
Old Approach in New Water Act – October 21, 2004
At legislative hearings, rural organizations strongly criticized the Manitoba Government’s new Water Protection Act.
The Federalization of Prairie Freshwaters – December 1, 2001
The federal and provincial governments share jurisdiction for the management of some natural resources and the environment.
Dipping Toes into Water Policy – October 15, 2001
Mark Twain said, "Whiskey's for drinkin' and water's for fightin' over."