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Eight First Nations including the Haisla, the Nak'azdli and Gitxaala Nations have launched a legal challenge against the pipeline on the basis of inadequate consultation.
The provincial government owes it to all British Columbians who have invested 22 years and over $600 million in the treaty process to be open and transparent about your in-camera decisions.
A report released today by the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and England. Current rules around "political activity" are confusing and create an "intolerable state of uncertainty," the report says.
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OTTAWA - Canada's spy agency helped senior federal officials figure out how to deal with protests expected last summer in response to resource and energy development issues — including a pivotal decis...
Unfortunately, when it comes to CSIS, Canadians can expect very little transparency, a cause for additional concern when you recall Harper eliminated the position of the CSIS watchdog in 2012. The only overview of CSIS is handled by the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), a body comprised of part-time appointees with limited resources that assess CSIS operations after-the-fact.
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CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) has posted an $88-million profit for the fourth quarter, a big change from a year ago when it took a big hedging loss in its energy services division.The Calgary-base...
Fewer than one-in-ten post-secondary graduates find oil and gas industry associations credible and trustworthy when it comes to carbon emissions. That shouldn't come as a huge surprise given that industry associations like the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have fought new greenhouse gas regulations and successfully lobbied to weaken Canada's environmental laws.
CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. expects its newly reversed Line 9 pipeline between southwestern Ontario and Montreal will come into service by the end of June now that it has addressed some of the National En...
For the last six weeks, deep in the B.C. legislature, eight MLAs have been toiling away at trying to set spending limits for municipal parties and their candidates in 2018, as well as third parties. It's been an oddly quiet discussion, given that their recommendations might restore a modicum of faith in local democracy. Might.
VANCOUVER - Alberta's premier is urging the country to get behind several controversial pipeline projects linked to the province's oilsands, warning that all Canadians will "feel the pain" if they are...
An environmental group is sending mini packages of black simulated oil to hundreds of random homes in B.C. to show the risks of shipping bitumen in the province. The Dogwood Initiative, based in Victo...
Over 60 protesters have been arrested opposing Kinder Morgan's new pipeline, including environmental activist David Suzuki's grandson Tamo Campos. Kinder Morgan plans to bore two small holes and then drill 250 metres into the mountain to test whether it can tunnel through the mountain to drastically increase the flow of diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands.
Some of the strongest legal challenges against the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline come from B.C.'s First Nations, and supporters from across B.C. are digging into their pockets to help ensure those are a success.
News that the Enbridge executive in charge of leading the company's controversial Northern Gateway pipeline project is retiring comes just weeks after doubt was raised over a 2018 startup date....
CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. reported Wednesday a net loss of $80 million in its latest quarter as it warned its plan to reverse the flow of a pipeline running between southern Ontario and Montreal has bee...
"On my mind as the saga unfolded were the fisheries the Haida depend on for jobs and food, as well as the whales and migratory birds that would be impacted by a spill."
B.C.'s Christy Clark government is proposing to overhaul of the Societies Act, and they've distributed a snoozer of a White Paper to let you know all about it. If you've dozed off already, WAKE UP, because there's a massive zinger quietly planted deep inside.
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CALGARY - The National Energy Board has delayed the start-up of Enbridge Inc.'s newly reversed Line 9 pipeline as it seeks greater assurances that waterways will be protected.Line 9 had been targeted...
Enbridge is expected to be a significant issue in this fall's municipal election campaign in Kitimat, just as Woodfibre LNG is expected to be in Squamish.
CALGARY - Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) is looking to diversify beyond its core North American oil shipping business, eyeing opportunities to grow its presence in natural gas pipelines, power generation and...
Working in Alberta, the belly of the tar sands beast, the odds are often overwhelming but, over the past few months, something has changed. The resistance to the tar sands has not only grown in leaps and bounds, it is changing the dynamics of the entire fight.
OTTAWA - A civil liberties group is objecting to Canada's spy watchdog assigning Yves Fortier to investigate alleged spying on environmental activists, citing a conflict due to his former petroleum in...
VANCOUVER - A First Nation from British Columbia's North Coast says the Federal Court of Appeal has agreed to hear its legal challenge of the Northern Gateway pipeline project.The Gitxaala Nation file...
Pipeline proponents have encountered plenty of opposition as they've looked to move oilsands product east, west and south. They may yet find another option due north. A report titled "An Arctic Energy...
CALGARY - The president of the Northern Gateway pipeline says it's unlikely the project will start up in 2018 as the company seeks to win over B.C. First Nations groups, many of which remain adamantly...
A group of protesters is interrupting work at an Enbridge pipeline site in north Toronto. The blockade at Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West is the latest in a series of actions to protest against...
INNERKIP, Ont. - Protesters have created a blockade at an Enbridge pipeline work site in southwestern Ontario.The demonstration at Innerkip north of Woodstock that started early today is aimed at prev...
CALGARY - The chief executive of Enbridge Inc. said there could be opportunities to build new pipelines in Mexico as the country opens its energy industry up to outside investment."They're obviously i...
CALGARY - The National Energy Board has ordered Enbridge Inc. to stop work along an oil pipeline in Manitoba because of safety and environmental concerns.The federal energy watchdog says an inspection...
"In the lawsuit filed today, we argue that due to fundamental flaws in the JRP's report, Cabinet was deprived of the legal authority to make a final decision on the pipeline," Chris Tollefson, ELC executive director and lawyer for BC Nature, said.
CALGARY - The Supreme Court of Canada's recent ruling on aboriginal title has not swayed Enbridge Inc.'s outlook for its controversial Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast, CEO Al Monaco said W...
Approval was given despite the negative findings of hundreds of scientists from across Canada and around the world who signed a letter to Prime Minister Harper in June. Indeed, Harper could hardly reject a pipeline in his own country when he had told the most powerful leader in the world in September 2013 that he "won't take no for an answer" on the Keystone XL pipeline.