Tar Sands Canada

100 Canadian, U.S. Scientists Call For Halt To Oilsands Projects

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Business

A group of 100 leading Canadian and U.S. scientists has issued an urgent call for a moratorium on new oilsands development and listed 10 reasons why n...

The Oilsands Paradox

CBC | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Business

Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life. It was not ...

Oilsands Not Really As Important As You'd Think

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Many supporters of the Keystone XL have been warning that failing to build the pipeline — or at least some other infrastructure to carry oil — wou...

NY Times: Is Canada Tarring Itself?

New York Times | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business

Start with the term “tar sands.” In Canada only fervent opponents of oil development in northern Alberta dare to use those words; the preferred ph...

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.

How Doublespeak Is Ruining Our Environment

Sangita Iyer | Posted 04.26.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Millions of dollars have been channeled into framing climate change messages by intentional misuse of language so as to mislead the masses. Unfortunately misleading language is precisely what the fossil fuel industry continues to thrive on; surely "ethical oil" sounds more appealing than tar-sands oil.

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 ...

By the Time You Click, Big Oil Has Received $2,000

Cameron Fenton | Posted 05.20.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Each year Canada gives $1.4 billion to some of the richest corporations on the planet. Meanwhile, we are facing rumours of a coming federal austerity budget that could push unemployment even higher in Canada. On top of this, debt is increasing across Canada and both of these factors are hitting youth especially hard.

Government to Gut the Fisheries Act

Cameron Fenton | Posted 05.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Recently, leaked information has shown that the Canadian government is considering drastic changes to section 35(1) of the Fisheries Act, removing provisions that prevent any industrial activities which "result in the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat." So, why should you care?

Canada on Tar Sands: "Dig Baby Dig"

Hannah McKinnon | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada
Hannah McKinnon

In a report released today, the Government of Canada's international tar sands advocacy strategy is revealed. Until things change we need to call it like it is -- sacrificing our children's future so that the tar sands industry can make an even more obscene profit today.

Multinationals Heads Stuck in the Tar Sands

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Business
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Rather than preparing to listen respectfully to community members in British Columbia, the Canadian federal government is acting as a spokesperson for Big Oil, accusing opponents of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline of being "radicals" and "foreigners."