Canada

10/12/18
Author: 
Brent Jang

DECEMBER 9, 2018

TransCanada Corp.’s Coastal GasLink subsidiary will seek a court order this week to dismantle a blockade backed by a group of hereditary Indigenous leaders who are trying to halt construction on a $6.2-billion pipeline project.

Numerous members of the Unist’ot’en group, also known as the Dark House, have blocked access to a crucial bridge, Coastal GasLink said in its injunction application in B.C. Supreme Court. A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Prince George, B.C.

06/12/18
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks to media on Nov. 21, 2018 in Ottawa. Photo by Alex Tétreault

The Trans Mountain oil pipeline is costing a Canadian Crown corporation some staggering interest expenses that cast doubt on strong revenues from the infrastructure touted in the federal government's recent economic update.

The interest expenses were $20 million over a single month in September, right after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government purchased the pipeline and related assets from Texas energy company Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion.

05/12/18
Author: 
Tom Flanagan

Tom Flanagan is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Calgary and a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute.

The British Columbia Legislative Assembly recently gave first reading to Bill 51, the NDP government’s new Environmental Assessment Act. It does not recognize the veto over resource development that many First Nations have been claiming.

05/12/18
Author: 
Holly Lake
B.C. First Nations chiefs call for Senate support of supertanker moratorium

Dec 5, 2018 

A delegation of First Nations chiefs from British Columbia descended on Parliament Hill Tuesday with a message for the Senate: If senators allow supertankers through their territory, reconciliation efforts will be sunk.

They’re urging Ottawa to pass Bill C-48, The Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The government bill received support in the House of Commons in May and is now before the Senate, where it’s running into opposition. 

05/12/18
Author: 
Emilee Gilpin
Visitors to Unist'ot'en territory are greeted with a sign ensuring there's no confusion around their recognized governance. Photo by Jeffrey Nicholls

December 5th 2018

A subsidiary of Calgary-based energy company TransCanada has taken leaders of the Unist'ot'en community to court, accusing the members of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation of blocking access to the area around the Morice River Bridge.

04/12/18
Author: 
Carl Meyer

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced her government is imposing cuts to oil production in the province.

The premier announced the news in a live address to the province on Sunday evening. It was a widely expected move to address what the government and its official Opposition say is costing the province hundreds of millions of dollars in losses due to global market prices.

02/12/18
Author: 
Richard Smith
The wildfire that wiped out Paradise, California, viewed from space. At last count, there were 88 confirmed dead, 296 missing, The fire destroyed 13,972 homes, 528 commercial buildings and 4,293 other structures. (NASA)

 

Nov. 26, 2018

Richard Smith argues for an emergency plan to meet the climate emergency and "do what the science demands before it's too late."  This is an abridged version of a paper that will appear in the March 1, 2019 special issue of Real-World Economics Review.[1]

02/12/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

Press Release: TransCanada Litigation Threatens Unist’ot’en Territory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 30 2018

 

An injunction application and civil litigation filed by TransCanada Coastal GasLink aims to criminalize Unist’ot’en Camp and forcibly facilitate pipeline construction across unceded Unist’ot’en territory.

02/12/18
Author: 
Fatima Syed
Justin Trudeau

November 29th 2018

Canada’s current climate policies are "very insufficient" and would help increase global temperatures by a catastrophic 5 C by the end of the century, according to a new study that ranks the climate goals of countries around the world.

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