Why Won't the NEB Order a Safety Test of Enbridge's Line CP

Why Won't the NEB Order a Safety Test of Enbridge's Line 9?

Environmental and citizen groups in Quebec are demanding the National Energy Board explain why it refuses to order a hydrostatic safety test of Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline, a west-to-east oil pipeline that could come online as early as next month. A hydrostatic test or hydrotest is a commonly used method to determine whether a pipeline can operate safely at its maximum operating pressure. The test involves pumping water through the pipeline at levels higher than average operating pressures.
05/28/2015 05:32 EDT
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Before You Complain About Taxes, Read This

People don't like paying their taxes in part because the connection between what we pay and the goods and services we receive has been broken. Add to that a massive shift toward a consumer society in which people derive a lot of social standing from what they consume and it's an uphill battle for taxes.
04/24/2015 05:09 EDT
Canada's Charitable Law Urgently Needs CP

Canada's Charitable Law Urgently Needs Reforming

A report released today by the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre calls for sweeping reform of Canadian charitable law in line with other jurisdictions such as the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and England. Current rules around "political activity" are confusing and create an "intolerable state of uncertainty," the report says.
03/25/2015 04:41 EDT
Five Poll Results That Will Cause Oil Execs Some Bloomberg via Getty Images

Five Poll Results That Will Cause Oil Execs Some Headaches

Fewer than one-in-ten post-secondary graduates find oil and gas industry associations credible and trustworthy when it comes to carbon emissions. That shouldn't come as a huge surprise given that industry associations like the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have fought new greenhouse gas regulations and successfully lobbied to weaken Canada's environmental laws.
02/07/2015 04:43 EST
Time Running Out For Ambitious B.C. Ski Pat Morrow

Time Running Out For Ambitious B.C. Ski Resort

After 24 years of controversy, a vital deadline is looming for Glacier Resorts Ltd., which by next month has to prove to B.C.'s Environmental Assessment Office that significant progress has been made on the billion-dollar plan to build a 6,300-bed resort on Crown land in the glacial wilderness, 55 kilometres west of Invermere.
10/07/2014 04:00 EDT
When It Comes to Jumbo Glacier Resort, All Questions Lead Back To Powerful Flickr: Caillum Smith

When It Comes to Jumbo Glacier Resort, All Questions Lead Back To Powerful Minister

"One of the mysteries is why he has got his nose in it at all," said B.C. MLA Norm Macdonald, adding that people worry about publicly criticizing powerful minister Bill Bennett. "This is complete insider stuff. It's a remote corner of the province and they're getting away with stuff no one would get away with anywhere else... Everything about it feels like cronyism at its worst."
10/06/2014 03:46 EDT