Alberta

05/12/19
Author: 
Steve Bramwell
Tar Sands Fort McMurray

Big Oil’s mantra that “we have to get our oil to market” is untrue. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), effectively a ministry of propaganda for Big Foreign Oil in Canada, spends millions to convince you that what is good for Big Oil is good for Canada. This is why the mainstream media has spewed misinformation about the Canadian oil and gas industry. The corporate media is not about to lose this income by telling you the truth.

05/12/19
Author: 
Robyn Allan

[Editor: A very important read.  Go to the website.]

December 4, 2019

Here is a brief explaining the almost $8 billion in subsidies that Trans Mountain represents. https://robynallan.com/uploads/2019/12/04/Are-Canadians-Subsidizing-Trans-Mountain-December-4-2019.pdf (Anyone can access through my website, robynallan.com).

04/12/19
Author: 
Rob Shaw
December 3, 2019
 
“The assertions from the premier are that if we sell them gas, magically their emissions will go down. I’m not convinced that will happen.”
 
-- NDP Premier John Horgan when he was leader of the opposition.
 
“There’s absolutely no evidence B.C. LNG will result in the use of less coal in China.” 
 
02/12/19
Author: 
Mitchell Anderson
Government still subsidizes the oil and gas industry, even as the Bank of Canada warns of investment risks. Photo by jasonwoodhead23, Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0.

From Saudi Arabia to Alberta, the numbers are clear. But we still shovel taxpayers’ money at oil and gas companies.

29 Nov 2019 

Mitchell Anderson is a freelance writer based in Vancouver and a frequent contributor to The Tyee.

While Canadian politicians keep up their parochial posturing, a global storm is brewing.

30/11/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook

November 28, 2019

The 2019 federal election has given Jagmeet Singh, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, a golden opportunity. To be sure, the party's caucus was reduced to a band of 24, but a strong campaign by Singh staved off an even harsher fate that had loomed in the earlier polls. And in a minority government situation, Singh is in a pivotal position to influence the direction of the next Liberal government.

28/11/19
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Wexit map

There are already two Canadas when it comes to climate pollution, and they've been heading in opposite directions for years. A successful "Wexit" would split them into two separate countries:

27/11/19
Author: 
Mia Rabson The Canadian Press
Bill Morneau, who remains Minister of Finance, arrives for a swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Justin Tang

November 26th 2019

The federal government says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will bring another $500 million a year in corporate tax revenue to be spent on fighting climate change, but the Liberals won't say where they got that number.

The figure was cited by the government when it approved the project a second time last June and was also included in the Liberals' campaign platform.

27/11/19
Author: 
Ross Belot

Nov. 26, 2019

Justin Trudeau and Jason Kenny are peddling a fantasy when it comes to fossil fuel development in Canada. Both play to Alberta’s desire for the boom years to return, rather than dealing with the likely future.

27/11/19
Author: 
Chris Turner
Jason Kenney and Justin Trudeau. File photo

n a recent speech at an oil industry conference, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney trafficked, as he often does, in climate inaccuracy. In itself, that’s not remarkable. The sun also rose and set that day.

22/11/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Texas Republican Lamar Smith, a noted climate denier and big recipient of oil and gas political donations, led a House committee that produced a report suggesting environmentalists are manipulated by the Russian government.

SPECIAL REPORT: Alberta’s ‘anti-energy’ probe makes a debunked US report its must-read.

Nov. 22, 2019

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