Canadian Oil Sands

Young Canadians Are Hurting the Oil Sands Debate

Joshua Belick | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Joshua Belick

The typical young Canadian professional's engagement with the oilsands is like this: You pull your smart phone out and skim through your social media feed. You see post after post about the Canadian oilsands and its negative impact on the environment. You see countless re-posts about celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio protesting Canada's poor environmental standards. After a quick read you "like" the post or possibly share it with a short comment to the effect of "This needs to change!" You lock your smart phone and head out the door with a new sense of accomplishment, thinking to yourself "I just effectively contributed to the debate on the oilsands." But what exactly did you really accomplish?

Oilsands' Massive Economic Impact

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Alberta

Canadian oilsands production made an economic contribution to the country in 2012 that was far greater than the entire province of Saskatchewan, a new...

Here's How Canada's Oilsands Monitoring Agency Will Work

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Ottawa and Alberta have reached a deal outlining how a long-promised environmental monitoring agency for the oilsands will be run."The sign...

'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. ...

Chiquita Slips on its Own PR Banana Peel

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada Business
Kathryn Marshall

If Chiquita thought an oil sands boycott would win the company some easy points in the extremist environmentalist community, executives were instead faced with the disastrous fallout that comes with insulting an ethical nation proud of its respect for human rights, democracy, peace and the environment.

Ex-Tory PR Guru: Canada's Oil Sands Fund Democracy, Pride Parades

The Globe and Mail | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada Business

Alykhan Velshi, a 27-year-old who established himself in Ottawa as a master of messaging and a crucial cog in the Conservative machine, has a new job....

Montana Judge Blocks Oilsands Equipment From State's Scenic Routes

The Guardian | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Business

A judge has stopped the transport of giant oilfield equipment across scenic roads in Montana, in a victory for campaigners against Alberta's tar sands...

Canada's Keystone Pipeline Test of Obama's Energy Policy

The Globe and Mail | Posted 08.06.2011 | Canada Business

TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become a litmus test in the U.S. battle over energy policy, as the environmental movement look...