Oilsands Canada

Sunny Freeman

The 4,000 Kilometre Commute: Struggling For A Living Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Business

Mark English draws out every sip of coffee, savouring the last few hours at home before a six-hour commute to work. His life straddles two pro...

Foreign Worker 'Mess' In Oilsands: Canadian Tradesmen

CBC | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Business

Canadian tradesmen from a huge oilsands construction project are waving a red flag about safety hazards and near misses, which they blame on the use o...

Emissions From Oilsands To EXPLODE By 2030

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

Greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands are about to explode. That's one of the messages contained in a Canadian government report quietly...

Green Groups Use Keystone Backers' Own Arguments Against Them

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Business

TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will increase carbon emissions by the equivalent of 51 coal-fired power plants or 37 million new cars on the road...

The Carbon Bubble: Another Flaw With the All-Oil Strategy

Keith Brooks | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Business
Keith Brooks

The evidence keeps coming in: Ottawa's all-oil economic strategy is seriously flawed. According to a report released last week, we could be headed for another financial crisis as a result of over-valued energy stocks that are giving rise to a growing "carbon bubble." This means that we should be breaking with our economic reliance on oil, rather than increasing it.

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...

Oilsands Must Cut Environmental Risks: Ethical Investors

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Business

An international group of ethical funds with investments in Alberta's oilsands is concerned the industry's environmental performance could be creating...

Special Interest Groups: We Need To Get Canadian Oil To Asia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Business

VANCOUVER - Canada needs to explore development of a public-private energy transportation corridor to export oil and gas to the Asia-Pacific region, s...

Althia Raj

Mulcair Pitting West Against The Rest, Tories Argue

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada Politics

The Conservatives continued to hammer NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair Friday, suggesting he is pitting the Prairies against Ontario and Eastern Canada. ...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...