Entries by Matt Price from 12/2011

2011: The Year of Pipeline Interruptus

| Posted 12.10.2011 | Canada

It used to be that a few guys from the oil industry could get together over drinks and make the decisions on major infrastructure projects. Then it started to fall apart. Faith in the industry and their supposed regulators was shaken with the Deepwater Horizon spill.

A Challenge to Canadian Conservatives: Let's Meet at the Coal Blockades!

| Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada

Among the various dodges deployed to point fingers away from the destruction that tar sands companies are inflicting on our climate is the argument that activists should in fact be fighting against coal instead. What those using this excuse don't know that there is a massive anti-coal campaign underway.

Why Aren't More of Us Losing it Like Trudeau?

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Politics

We Canadians need to learn to be outraged by the outrageous. We need to learn that democracy is now a full contact sport that requires us to repeatedly raise our voices in order to be heard, and not to wait for our turn to quietly mark an X on a ballot once every four years.

How to Lose it Like Trudeau

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

If you are one of those people in the basement shouting at the TV news, you are not alone. That's the good news -- we are legion. The bad news? We are rudderless. Back to the good news -- we can fix that. I guess a lot of Canadians really are ready to be outraged by the outrageous. It's about time.