Michael Toledano

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Anti-Oil Activists Named as National Security Threats Respond to Leaked RCMP Report

Following news that the RCMP considers anti-oil-industry activists a national security threat, we spoke to some of the activists who have been on the front lines of the fight to salvage Canada's environment.
Michael Toledano
2.17.15
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Dene People in Northern Saskatchewan Are Resisting Uranium and Tar Sands Mining

While public attention focuses on oil sands extraction in Alberta, a group of remote northern Dene trappers are fighting to preserve some of their traditional land from uranium miners.
Michael Toledano
2.11.15
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Enbridge Bailed On Its Own Open House in Aamjiwnaang

But they still gave out some environmental Starter Emergency Kits that are really only useful if you get lost in the woods.
Michael Toledano
1.27.15
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Activists Across Ontario Are Targeting Enbridge’s Associates

On Monday, activists delivered a blow to oil pipeline giant Enbridge by locking employees out of affiliated banks, political offices, and other businesses.
Michael Toledano
12.17.14
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New Oil and Gas Pipelines Could Pose a Serious Threat to Canada’s North West

“This is not a feasible project. There’s too much opposition to it and we’re really not willing to risk our territories, our waters, for projects that aren’t even economically sound."
Michael Toledano
10.14.14
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This Couple Is Raising a Child at a Tailings Pond Blockade

We visited Molly Wickham and Cody Merriman, a couple raising their three-year old son at a blockade on unsurrendered indigenous land in British Columbia. The land is the site of a mining company backed tailings pond proposal that aims to create a...
Michael Toledano
8.18.14
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Unist’ot’en Camp Evicted a Fracked Gas Pipeline Crew from their Territories

VICE Canada's Michael Toledano is embedded with a camp in Unist'ot'en, a pipeline blockade on unsurrendered indigenous land in the interior of BC. Here, he details the aftermath of a peaceful eviction of a pipeline crew, and the inner-workings of the...
Michael Toledano
7.25.14
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Inside the Tar Sands' Last Healing Walk

We sent VICE Canada's Michael Toledano to visit the final Tar Sands Healing Walk in Alberta, where Indigenous residents on the front lines of bitumen extraction in Alberta came together to pray and protest the massive continental oil projects in their...
Michael Toledano
7.8.14
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The View from Unist’ot’en: A Camp that Stands Firmly in the Path of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline

VICE Canada's own Michael Toledano is currently in the Unist'ot'en camp, which is forbidden to enter by anyone who is not approved by the camp. This unsurrended First Nations land sits directly in the path of the Northern Gateway pipeline.
Michael Toledano
6.19.14
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Ezra Levant's Conspiratorial Rhetoric Was Applauded by Oil Execs in Peace River, Alberta

Sun News talking head and 'Ethical Oil' author Ezra Levant was hired to give the keynote speech at this year's Peace Oil Sands Conference and Trade Show in Peace River, Alberta, the town where residents have abandoned their homes due to toxic air. He...
Michael Toledano
5.26.14
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Indigenous Lawsuits Could Paralyze the Tar Sands

The constitutionally protected rights of indigenous people to hunt, fish, trap, and be consulted when new developments are being built are under attack due to rapid industrial growth. Following extreme de-regulation under the Harper Government at the...
Michael Toledano
5.5.14
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Rob Ford Isn’t Worried about a Cracked Pipe Called Line 9

Enbridge's notoriously cracked Line 9 pipeline runs close to many homes, bodies of water, and subways in Ontario, prompting many citizens, councillors, and activists to demand closer inspection and transparency in its operation. Now, a local group is...
Michael Toledano
4.4.14
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