When B.C. Premier Christy Clark outlined her five conditions last month for possibly approving the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, her demand for a "fair share" of Alberta's petro-royalities brought howls and screams of outrage from east of the Rockies. The media depiction of Clark's conditions as something new is completely inaccurate.
All the talk recently about the Chinese building a pipeline through British Columbia is what most threatens the project's future. It's also an indication that the private sector does not get it. The pipeline will only be built if Albertans, British Columbians and B.C. First Nations make a deal.
Canadians must accept the fact that we have at least another three years of oil ideologues holding the levers of power in Ottawa. The polls in B.C. that show Tory support has dropped 16 points are at least encouraging, showing that voters there aren't buying it. Let's hope that the rest of the country soon wakes up too.
Every time you hear the federal government say "national interest," insert "corporate interest" and you'll see a clearer picture. When will Harper stop thinking as an oil CEO and start acting like he is Prime Minister of Canada?
The likelihood of a spill along the route is high enough that it can be considered inevitable. A spill along any of the many rivers and streams the pipeline crosses, or along the coast, would contaminate fish and aquatic life. The contamination would then work its way up the food chain affecting the whole ecosystem.
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Not only have hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs been lost over the past few years, Canada has also been missing out on opportunities to join the boom in production of renewable-energy technology.
My community that lives in the Kitimat Village's decision to support natural gas development and oppose a tar sands pipeline is a considered and informed. It is consistent with our ancestral responsibilities as First Nations who have never surrendered title to these lands.