Canada Lobby

How Do We Reconcile Trudeau's Pipeline Approval With Paris Commitment?

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada
Gerard Montpetit

On the 26th of November, the announcement became public: the government of Mr. Justin Trudeau had decided to approve Kinder Morgan's TransMountain pip...

The View From Quebec Of The NEB's Energy East Hearings

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

As the month of August draws to a close, the National Energy Board (NEB) begins its hearings on the Energy East pipeline project amidst a swirl of controversy. But the most objectionable aspect of the hearings of the NEB is the fact that it is engulfed in a sea of questionable ethical considerations.

I Don't Care About Oil

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

My MEI colleagues and I have signed, in recent years, a number of texts explaining among other things the merits of oil and gas development in Canada,...

Who Do Citizens Get To Lobby?

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

As a member of the minority of 99 per cent, I am dreaming that a high-ranking volunteer of the new government would give me advice on how to influence the newly-elected prime minister who will negotiate next December's Paris Conference and the necessary reduction of greenhouse gases.

B.C. Has World's Best Clean Fuel Rules. Guess Who's Trying to Weaken Them?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

One of British Columbia's most effective climate regulations is at risk.

Big Oil's Plan to Crush Green Energy

Adam Scott | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

A confidential memo proposing a massive fossil-fuel corporation funded campaign to build opposition against wind power was uncovered this week. As our transition to using windmills, solar panels and electric vehicles gains momentum, it's easy to see how peddlers of oil and coal might be freaked out. What if we don't want to buy what they are selling anymore?

Lobbyists Lobby For Clearer Lobbying Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - They spend their days trying to persuade the feds to do things for other people. Now lobbyists are trying to get the government to do somethi...