Oil - Pipelines

Tucker McLachlan & Chris Hatch
Shady Hafez, an advocate for Indigenous land rights from Kitigan Zibi, addresses a crowd protesting TD Bank's financial dealings with the Dakota Access and Kinder Morgan pipelines in Ottawa on April 8, 2017. Photo By Alex Tétreault

Canada's "big five" banks are the largest backers of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project, according to the company's financial documents.


In total, 26 banks from Canada, the United States, Japan, Europe, and China have committed about $7.25 billion through a combination of share purchases and loans.

Brian Mann
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the signing ceremony on climate change at the UN in 2016. Trudeau has committed Canada to steep reductions in carbon pollution, while pushing to expand tar sands oil production. Credit: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

For a lot of Americans these days, Justin Trudeau is the anti-Donald Trump, especially on things like climate change.

Loujain Kurdi

Supreme Court to rule on historic Indigenous rights case on Wednesday July 26

20 July 2017 (OTTAWA) — Canada’s Supreme Court will deliver its ruling on the landmark Indigenous rights case Hamlet of Clyde River et al. v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (PGS) et. al. next Wednesday, deciding whether or not it will allow a highly controversial oil exploration project in the Canadian Arctic to proceed against Inuit opposition.

Danielle Bochove and Natalie Obiko Pearson

Wildfires in British Columbia have forced Canadian lumber mills to shut and were edging closer to a Kinder Morgan Inc. oil pipeline as hot, dry weather sparked blazes across swathes of western Canada and the U.S.

Norbord Inc., the largest North American producer of oriented strand board used in residential construction, said Monday it has temporarily suspended production at its mill in 100 Mile House in central B.C. The Toronto-based company, which has 440 million square feet of annual production capacity, said it’s assessing the fire’s impact.

Ethan Lou

July 10, 2017 - Canadian lender Desjardins is considering no longer funding energy pipelines, a spokesman said Saturday, citing concerns about the impact such projects may have on the environment.


June 30, 2017 -  The fossil industry’s own data shows Canada’s tar sands/oil sands entering a period of managed decline, with no commitments at all to new project construction beyond 2020, Oil Change International concludes in a provocative briefing note issued yesterday.

Clothilde Goujard

A Trudeau government plan based on "scientific opinion" will allow oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in the middle of a proposed protected area.

Secwepemcul’ecw Assembly

From June 2-4, 2017, members of our Secwepemc nation hosted a Secwepemcul'ecw Assembly off-reserve on the land to take action under Secwepemc law against colonial corporate development impacting Secwepemcul'ecw.


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