Oil Sands Canada

If We "Go With Canada," the Environment Is Doomed

Cameron Fenton | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Last week the world hit a new milestone. We crossed 400 parts per million CO2 concentration in the Earth's atmosphere, 50ppm above what is considered a safe level. According to Canada's new advertising campaign website Go With Canada, our government is taking steps on environmental protection, climate action and industry monitoring. Reality paints a different picture.

Is Canada's Head Too Far in the Oil Sands?

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Business
Andreas Souvaliotis

While Canada is so good and efficient at squeezing every available drop of profit out of our opportunities, we seem to have missed the most important lesson they teach in the School of Capitalism: strategic planning. And suddenly, after so many fat cow years, our customers' tastes started to change -- and, in record fast time, we started look and behave like the world's least sophisticated capitalists. We may have been the envy of the world but we were actually amateurs all through the fat cow years and now we're starting to pay for it.

How Canada Could Make An Extra Cool $200 Billion A Year

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Business

CALGARY - A new report has some advice for Canada when it comes to managing its oil wealth — be more like Norway.The study from the Canadian Centre ...

How Big Is Canada’s Oil Subsidy To The U.S.?

The Globe and Mail | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Business

Do the math on some 2 million barrels a day of heavily discounted oil exports and suddenly you’re talking about an enormous wealth transfer from Can...

'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. ...

We Need a Better Recipe for Canada than Just Boiling It

Matt Price | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Matt Price

Paul Wells' recent Maclean's' cover story about "How Ottawa Runs on Oil" should be required reading because of the light it sheds on Harper's Canada. here's the rub with the new regime in a nutshell: it is predicated on cooking the planet.

Canada To EU: Quit Hating

CBC | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

There is plenty of oil sands oil for all buyers and it's not dirtier than any other type of oil, Canada's Natural Resources Minister told...

Feds' Environmental Report Slammed As 'Fictitious'

CBC | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

A report from the Commons environment committee has government MPs calling for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to be "modernize...

Tories Target Anti-Oil Sands Charities

CBC | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Conservatives in the Senate want to change the tax laws regarding environmental groups in Canada who protest energy projects. ...

Althia Raj

Tories Widen War With Green Charities

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Promising to reveal information that would make "your blood boil," a Conservative senator opened a new front in the federal government’s ...

McGuinty Speaks Out Against Oil Sands

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says Ontario counterpart Dalton McGuinty is being simplistic for suggesting a booming oilsands is bad news fo...

Tories Muzzling Scientists?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - For almost three weeks after David Tarasick published findings about one of the largest ozone holes ever discovered above the Arctic, the ...

Minister Slams Europe Over Oil Sands Ban Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is calling a European effort to bar oil imports from Alberta's oilsands nothing more than gran...

A Pipeline to China Was Always Harper's Scheme

Matt Price | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

When Stephen Harper visits Chinese President Hu Jintao next month, he can rightfully argue that he is now fully engaged helping Beijing get the pipeline it's been after for quite some time, and that he's deploying his best bully-boy tactics to get it.

PM's Office Accused Of Calling Environmental Charity 'Enemy Of The State'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2012 | Canada Politics

A former employee of an environmental group critical of a proposed oilsands pipeline says the Prime Minister's Office threatened a funding agency if i...

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...

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...

Santa Claus, the United Nations Climate Talks and Other Things That Kids Believe in...

Cameron Fenton | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Youth have the power to kick polluters out of the negotiations for our future, and to force leaders to change the game when it comes to climate progress, but we can't do it playing nice. We're trying to change that by taking on our own government.

Canada Blasts EU In Oilsands Trade Spat

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

Canada's natural resources minister is criticizing the European Union over its plan to discriminate against Canadian oil derived from Alb...