Canada Oil Sands

'Growing Trend' For Canada's Oil Sands

CBC | Posted 02.07.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government has reached "a level of discomfort" with foreign investment by state-owned enterprises in Canada's energy sector. ...

The Key to Creating 18,000 New Canadian Jobs

Keith Brooks | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Keith Brooks

We looked at the $1.3 billion in taxpayer money our federal government currently hands to the oil industry in the form of subsidies and asked: what if, instead of subsidizing polluters, the money was invested in industries that cut pollution? We crunched the numbers and found that $1.3 billion invested in renewable energy or energy efficiency could create between 18,000-20,000 jobs.

Redford, Marois Talk Eastern Oil Pipeline

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The premiers of Alberta and Quebec have agreed to consider shipping oil to Eastern Canada after a similar proposal stoked tensions in the We...

Too Many Oilsands Projects Or Not Enough?

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Alberta

Canadians need to get with the program and realize how vital Alberta's oilsands are to the economy, says a new report. Deloitte Canada's report, Ga...

Rail Companies Have Inside Track For Hauling Crude?

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Rail companies face no regulatory hurdles for hauling western Canadian crude oil to markets, but pipelines — which do face such hurdles —...

Giant Fence To Save Oilsands Caribou?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Penning wild caribou in the oilsands region is a recovery option for the species that should be considered, says a federal document that ec...

Enbridge Ran Massive Pipeline Lobbying Campaign: Documents

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - It has been said that there are no true friends in politics ... but there are plenty of them.Few issues have made politicians so popular a...

Indonesia Wants More Trade In Canada, But Not Oil

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Indonesia is eager to boost trade with Canada, but the South Asian country isn't interested in two of the Harper government's top priorities ...

Oil Sands: Native Millionaire Sees 'Economic Force' For First Nations

The Globe and Mail | Nathan Vanderklippe | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Business

Dave Tuccaro is driving from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, where he will plan the book tour he will mount after Christmas when his biography is released. ...

Ethical Oil Cartoon Pops Up At Enbridge

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Business

A presentation by energy firm Enbridge Inc. at a private conference included a drawing of a scowling cartoon gas pump that labelled Saudi Arabia, Kuwa...

Canada Wins 'Fossil' Award

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A fresh round of global environment talks has just begun, and Canada has the dubious distinction of being the second country to receive a "Fo...

Canada Missing Out On Tens Of Thousands Of Green Jobs: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada Business

Canada will not see significant employment gains from the oil boom in the western part of the country, and should turn to development of green energy ...

Special Interest Groups: We Need To Get Canadian Oil To Asia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Canada needs to explore development of a public-private energy transportation corridor to export oil and gas to the Asia-Pacific region, s...

U.S. Not Worried About Canada's New BFF

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The U.S. ambassador to Canada says he's not worried about the impact of any energy agreements between Canada and China.Prime Minister Steph...

Harper Government Considers Green, Aboriginal Groups 'Adversaries': Documents

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Business

Documents show the federal government considers environmental and aboriginal groups "adversaries" when it comes to the oilsands.The documents, obtaine...

If We're Planning Pipelines, Why Is Canada Importing Oil?

CBC | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada Politics

Proposals to build new pipelines to carry oilsands crude to the United States, or through British Columbia for export to Asia, have sparked political ...

China Wants Our Oil

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - China wants to forge a "win-win" energy partnership with Canada that would set an example for the world, while also satisfying its "huge" dem...

2011: The Year Of The Canadian Pipeline Battles

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Jackie Thomas says she'd stand in front of a bulldozer to stop the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline from being built across B.C. to th...

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

Matt Price | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

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.

Western Premiers To Push Ottawa For National Energy Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Canada's three western-most premiers are heading to Ottawa to pitch new ways to harness the country's energy resources.No date has been set...

U.K. 'Partner In Crime' On Oil Sands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A British media report says the U.K. government has been giving secret support at the very highest levels to Ottawa's campaign against Europe...

Althia Raj

'Ethical Oil', Meet Oprah Winfrey | Althia Raj | Posted 10.28.2011 | Canada

A campaign designed to re-brand Canada’s oil sands as an ethical alternative to fuel from states with questionable human rights records was schedule...

Energy Giant Pleads Guilty To Oil Sands Environmental Violations

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2011 | Canada

EDMONTON - An Edmonton court has been told that Norwegian energy giant Statoil will admit to at least some environmental infractions in relation to it...

Canada Engaged In 'Unprecedented' Effort To Undermine EU Climate Laws: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

Canada's government has been engaged in an "unprecedented" lobbying campaign to stop the EU from adopting fuel standards that could hurt oil sands exp...

Rachel Mendleson

'Ethical Oil' Campaigners Want To Be 'The Greenpeace Of The Other Side' | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

Ezra Levant can pinpoint the precise moment he decided that the Alberta oil sands needed an image makeover. While attending a writer’s conference...