Canada Pipelines

We Won't Always Agree, But Keep The Tough Questions Coming

Justin Trudeau | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Justin Trudeau

These town halls were unpredictable and, at times, the exchanges were intense. We shared frank conversations and emotional moments. But everywhere I went, I heard directly from you.

Indigenous People Are Fighting For Us All

David Suzuki | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Nothing is more sacred than that which provides life and health: clean air, safe water, healthy soil, photosynthesis. Yet damaging natural systems on which those conditions depend is seen as irrelevant, external to economic considerations. Thoughtful, sensitive corporate executives can't let their love of children or nature affect their decisions because consequences like pollution and habitat degradation are simply the "costs of doing business."

Sask. Oil Spill A Reminder To Be 'Mindful' Of Environment: PM

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Alberta

The pipeline belongs to Calgary-based Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd.

It's Time For PM Trudeau To Get To Know B.C. For Real

Rafe Mair | Posted 01.01.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

Your inferential calling B.C.'s patriotism into question because we will vigorously oppose your approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline demonstrates clearly that you're quite unable to understand this, your connections to B.C. notwithstanding.

Mr. Trudeau, What Is Your Plan For Climate Action?

Kathleen O'Connor | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Kathleen O'Connor

Your government's commitment to safeguarding and improving Canada's democratic institutions and to science and fact based decision making are also qualities you like to highlight often, so the problem surely can't be that the answers aren't available.

Issues That Will Shape Canadians' Health And Wealth In 2017

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

As the year draws to a close, it's worth looking back at some of the public policy issues that made headlines over the past 12 months, and that have a good chance of being in the news during the next 12 as well.

Canada Will Benefit If Trump Backsteps On Climate Change: PM

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Politics

Trudeau was speaking to business leaders in Calgary.

Trump Says He May Reverse Obama's Rejection Of Keystone XL Pipeline

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics

There may be another new pipeline.

12-Year-Old Calls Out Trudeau For Breaking Promises With Pipelines

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 12.10.2016 | Canada Politics

She prepared a powerful speech, but didn't get the chance to present it.

Quit Lecturing Vancouverites For Opposing Pipelines

Rafe Mair | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Rafe Mair

British Columbians have made extraordinary adjustments in their outlook in the last several decades. When I was a boy and a young man there was always another valley to log, another run of fish, more farmland around the corner, more rivers to dam or even reverse. This was considered our birthright. But though it took us a long time to realize it, we saw that we no longer had those luxuries.

Vancouver Aquarium's Case For Captive Whales Flounders

Jeff Matthews | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

Unable to pinpoint a specific cause for the deaths of their last two remaining belugas, the Vancouver Aquarium was left to speculate. And speculate they did, deftly pointing their finger at the critics of whale captivity that have been an ever-present thorn in their side. Ask yourself: Are these the actions one expects from a world-class science-based conservation charity? Or are they the public relations tactics more typical of people with something to hide?

Standing Rock Supporters May Block Canadian Pipelines: Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada Business

"Those are our relatives in Standing Rock.''

Denying B.C. First Nations Consent On Pipelines Is A Big Mistake

Kennedy Stewart | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Kennedy Stewart

The most fruitful way forward for resource development in B.C. appears to be through true co-management. Co-management moves beyond mere consent, to full and meaningful partnerships -- which require building a tremendous amount of trust through good-faith government-to-government negotiations and bringing in mature private sector partners.

Canadian Environmental Assessment Law Needs Real Transparency

Ecojustice | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada

Ecojustice has worked with federal environmental assessment (EA) law in its various forms for more than 20 years. These experiences have given us many clear examples of how Canada's EA process is broken and in need of major changes.

Youth Are Pushing Back Against Fossil Fuel Influence

Cameron Fenton | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

99 youth were arrested yesterday in Ottawa, for what was one of the largest acts of climate civil disobedience in Canadian history. The world needs Canada to actually lead on climate, and climate leaders don't build pipelines.

Climate Change Denial Has Taken On A New, More Insidious Form

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada
Gerard Montpetit

For several decades, the urgency to fight climate change has been systematically paralyzed by the climate deniers. In order to deliberately create confusion in public opinion and block all concerted political action which might attempt to remedy the situation, the fossil fuel magnates have spent millions on pressure groups or bogus foundations.

Albertans Are Ready To Be Leaders In Innovation

Kent Hehr | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

By not acting on climate change, not engaging with the world, our national interests were undermined. Under the Conservatives' watch we came within a single vote of having our energy products barred from sale in the EU. In contrast we are reacting to the needs of Albertans and the opportunities arising in the global economy. Alberta now has a true partner in the federal government.

Pipeline Critics Must Learn To Compromise Or Be Left Behind

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

We're being left behind by other countries and economies while we chase an elusive ideal under some imaginary rainbow. It's time for our leaders to stand up and draw a line in the sand and stop enabling these fanatics, lest they achieve their ultimate goal of completely shutting down our economic engine.

We Can't Dig Our Way Out Of Our Fossil Fuels Problem

David Suzuki | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Most national governments have committed to the 2015 Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 2 C above pre-industrial levels, with an aspirational goal of 1.5 C. We're already nearing the latter, with growing consequences, including increasing extreme weather events, water and food shortages, migration crises and extinctions. We must conserve energy, quickly phase out coal power and continue to develop renewable resources.

Big Oil Hits New Low With Financial 'Blackmail' Of Government

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

Before using the threat of equalization payments as a "poke in the ribs" to provinces such as British Columbia and Quebec, perhaps the petroleum industry should rethink its own dependency on subsidies. It should be aware that it, too, is vulnerable to budgetary policy.

It's Time to End Canada's Pipeline Circus

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin O'Leary

I have come to the conclusion that this decision is too important to leave in the hands of short-sighted federal, provincial and municipal politicians. Nor do I want to leave it to the oil industry or other lobbyist or environmental groups to decide. I want the ultimate decision to be made by the people of Canada, all the people, every single one.

Activists Need To Take The Time To Understand What They Are Opposing

Blair King | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

The problem with the activist community is that it seems to be made up primarily of well-meaning but non-technically trained individuals. They both don't know the science and many lack the skill-set to interpret the research when it is presented to them.

If You Want To Fight Climate Change, Don't Fight Pipelines

Blair King | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Blair King

Let's be frank, climate change is real. We, as a country, have to do more to fight climate change. That being said climate change is a red herring in this discussion. Why? Because up to 80 per cent of the emissions associated with fossil fuels are generated in their combustion. Pipelines represent a negligible part of that equation.

Dogs Can Sniff Out Oil Pipeline Leaks, But Industry Prefers Gadgets

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

But the industry tends to go for high-tech methods.

Vancouver Mayor Calls Out Alberta's Preferential Treatment In Ottawa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"... it's important that the rest of the country, our concerns and our successes, are communicated," said Gregor Robertson.