British Columbia

Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel
Funding scales - landscape
January 30, 2019

Big Oil’s problem isn’t international philanthropy – it’s a changing market in the face of climate change

Lisa SammartinoI

January 31, 2019

With Sheila Malcolmson’s big win in Nanaimo’s by-election yesterday, the BC NDP are no doubt walking a little taller today. After all, the governing party rarely wins by-elections. The BC Liberals poured significant resources into the riding. Malcolmson was behind in the polls. The Greens ran a strong candidate. For a safe NDP riding, many in the party weren’t really sure if they could pull it off this time.

Mid-mandate, this victory extends the tenure of the NDP minority government. Some in the party are probably feeling pretty confident.

Dirk Meissner
NDP candidate Sheila Malcolmson celebrates with Premier John Horgan after winning the byelection in Nanaimo, B.C., on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Photo by The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito

[Editor: "Horgan said the byelection result shows voters support his government's policies."  On climate change?  Not likely!]

January 31st 2019

The Canadian Press

The New Democrats won a crucial provincial byelection in British Columbia on Wednesday that allows Premier John Horgan's minority government to maintain its grip on power after facing a spirited campaign from the Opposition Liberals.

John Paul Tasker

[The Trudeau government stole this money from us. They stole it from our public services and our hospitals and our schools. They stole it for Kinder Morgan shareholders. All this money to build a pipeline on stolen land in a time of climate crisis. 8:01 AM - 31 Jan 2019]

Jan 31, 2019

Christine Buurma
Demonstrators support the Transcanada Coastal GasLink pipeline in downtown Calgary in early January.Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia

Sale would be TransCanada’s biggest divestment yet

TransCanada Corp. hired RBC Capital Markets LLC to manage the sale of its majority stake in the $6.2 billion Coastal GasLink pipeline in what would be the company’s biggest divestment yet.

If TransCanada moves forward with a sale, joint venture partners could end up owning as much as 75 per cent of the conduit, the company said in a filing to the National Energy Board dated Jan. 25.

Emilee Gilpin
Brenda Michell, Unist'ot'en house member, surveyed damage to a Unist'ot'en trapline, bulldozed through on Jan. 27, 2019. Photo by Michael Toledano

January 28th 2019

A subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada bulldozed through traplines and personal property from two different clans of the Wet'suwet'en Nation last week, while the RCMP enforced an interim injunction requested by the company so that it could proceed with construction. Some Wet'suwet'en members said the RCMP illegally prevented them from entering their own territories, violating the nation's rights.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters at a news conference in Ottawa on June 20, 2018. File photo by Alex

January 25th 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is relying on an aggressive and outdated Western Canadian crude oil supply outlook to re-approve Trans Mountain’s expansion. Trudeau’s outlook seriously contradicts the supply forecast oilsands producers support as commercially viable.


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