Canada

05/09/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembick
‘The Liberals effectively act as a kind of shock absorber of discontent and anger towards the elite,’ says Martin Lukacs, a journalist and author of the new book, The Trudeau Formula. Photo by EJ Hersom, Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0.

Martin Lukacs’ book ‘The Trudeau Formula’ finds the Liberals talk a good game, but don’t deliver.

04 Sep 2019

Talk a good game about transforming society on behalf of the 99 per cent, while secretly assuring the one per cent that they have nothing to worry about.

05/09/19
Author: 
Aaron Saad

If, as the maxim goes, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” we ought to ask just why it is that good people so often do nothing.

05/09/19
Author: 
Stephanie Wood
Chief Lee Spahan of Coldwater Indian Band celebrating on Aug. 30, 2018, when the Supreme Court overturned the Liberals' first TMX approval. Photo by Michael Ruffolo

September 4th 2019

Chief Lee Spahan from Coldwater Indian Band was happy to hear the news: the Federal Court of Appeal will hear his nation’s legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

But he said there is still “a long road ahead.”

26/08/19
Author: 
Michael Harris 
13 Aug 2019
 
In Nova Scotia, water protectors have fiercely opposed a gas company’s plans for a decade, helped by a celebrity supporter.
 
Michael Harris, a Tyee contributing editor, is a highly awarded journalist and documentary maker. Author of Party of One, the bestselling exposé of the Harper government, his investigations have sparked four commissions of inquiry.
 
23/08/19
Author: 
Geoffrey Morgan
Construction is to restart imminently in multiple communities along the pipeline route and the project will deliver 590,000 barrels of oil per day by mid-2022.Candace Elliott/Reuters
[The federal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project from Kinder Morgan in 2018, yet Ian Anderson continues to serve as Trans Mountain president and CEO and speak for the company. 
 
What is the function of the federal government in all this? Is it restricted to being the bearer of financial risk?]
 
August 21, 2019
22/08/19
Author: 
Lisa Descary
Arrest of Rita Wong

August 20, 2019

On August 16, climate activists Rita Wong and Will Offley were sentenced to jail for blocking the TransMountain site on Burnaby Mountain. Will was sentenced to 14 days in prison, and Rita to a shocking 28 days, the longest sentence yet in the more than 220 arrests of water and land protectors.

22/08/19
Author: 
Eugene Kung
 First Nations announce the new round of TMX legal challenges at a press conference in July 2019. (Photo: Eugene Kung)
August 21, 2019

The federal cabinet’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Expansion Project (“TMX” or “the Project”) on June 18, 2019 was hardly shocking news. After all, federal cabinet ministers have been saying for years that ‘the pipeline will be built.’ They even spent $4.5 billion of public money to bail out the project when pipeline company Kinder Morgan decided to abandon it.

21/08/19
Author: 
Chris Campbell
A computer rendering of how the Burnaby Mountain tank farm will look when changes are completed for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Trans Mountain image

An “immediate return to work” has been issued by Trans Mountain for two Burnaby sites for the pipeline expansion project.

20/08/19
Author: 
Alex Huntley(@AJHUNTLEY)

Aug. 19, 2019

OTTAWA –  is issuing a special warning to all advocacy groups that they should not issue any scientifically verifiable facts during the election that would interfere with Canada’s democracy.

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