John Coetzee, Alice Munro, Muhammad Yunus, Elfriede Jelinek and others
‘There is no room for expansion of the fossil fuel sector. There is no room for the Teck Frontier tar sands mine.’ Photograph: Patrick Doyle/Reuters

21 Feb 2020

All new projects that enable fossil fuel growth are an affront to our state of climate emergency. It is a disgrace Canada is considering them

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland,

Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer
'Raise a Paddle' water ceremony near TMX Westridge terminal, 2017 (E.Kung)
February 19, 2020

The saga surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion project (TMX) saw two major developments this month.

Elizabeth May

February 12th 2020

On Friday, February 7, 2020, the CEO of Trans Mountain pipeline, Ian Anderson, announced that the costs of building the pipeline expansion have “soared from an initial estimate of $7.4 billion to $12.6 billion.”

That seemingly straight-forward statement is replete with misconceptions.For one thing, the pipeline’s “initial estimate” was not $7.4 billion. In the National Energy Board hearings, Kinder Morgan estimated the cost of building the pipeline expansion at $5.4 billion. So the real leap in costs is from $5.4 to $12.6 billion.

Christopher Flavelle
The Syncrude Canada plant at the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.Credit...Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Feb. 12, 2020

Some of the world’s largest financial institutions have stopped putting their money behind oil production in the Canadian province of Alberta, home to one of the world’s most extensive, and also dirtiest, oil reserves.

Andrew Leach & Martin Olszynski

Cabinet's difficult decision made more precarious as project becomes a litmus test for climate and unity

Vassy Kapelos, John Paul Tasker 
A truck loaded with pipe is unloaded at the Trans Mountain yard in Edson, Alta. (Terry Reith/CBC)
[Priorities: Trudeau & Company have deep pockets for crap like this. But they can't find the much smaller amount needed give indigenous people in Canada clean drinking water.]
Feb 7, 2020

Figure includes $1.1B already spent on construction by previous owner of the project, Kinder Morgan

Trans Mountain CEO Ian Anderson announced Friday that the cost of building the pipeline expansion has soared from an initial estimate of $7.4 billion to $12.6 billion.

The Energy Mix
photovoltaic farm - blickpixel/pixabay

Canada’s biggest solar farm, the 400-MW, 1,900-hectare Travers Solar Energy Project in Alberta, has received a C$500-million cash infusion from Denmark’s Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners that will allow Calgary-based Greengate Power to start construction at the site near the village of Lomond in Vulcan County.

Dustin Godfrey
A group of Burnaby residents released a statement Tuesday expressing their dissatisfaction with a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal that dismissed challenges from Indigenous communities to the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Photograph By TRANS MOUNTAIN PHOTO

Feb. 4, 2020

Federal Court of Appeal found the Government of Canada's renewed consultations with Indigenous communities was adequate

A group of Burnaby residents has issued a statement expressing “deep disappointment” in a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeals that shot down Indigenous opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline project.

Sam Gindin
GM Oshawa closed

February 3, 2020 

On November 26, 2018, General Motors announced a number of plant closures in North America, the largest of which is in Oshawa, Ontario. The Oshawa facility, once the largest auto complex on the continent, was to end all its assembly operations by the end of 2019.


There is some interesting information on Leadnow's strategy to try and stop the Teck mine and mention of the Canadian 'Green New Deal' but it is worthwhile particularly to watch the guest on this video of the webinar of Jan. 29, 2020.   So if you don't have time to watch the whole thing you can go to 28:28 to watch Ariel Deranger, Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

The link is here.




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