Ian Urquhart

March 5, 2018 

Alberta recently took its battle with British Columbia over Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project to B.C.’s major daily newspapers.

The provincial government’s full-page advertisement lamented the dispute between the Alberta and B.C. governments over the need and wisdom of the pipeline project.

Robyn Allan

Re: “Pipeline woes have cost Canadians a whopping $117B, says TD’s McKenna,” Chris Varcoe, Opinion, Feb. 17.

Feb 24, 2018 - Frank McKenna’s statements are packed with strong conclusions in defence of Canada’s economy. Regrettably, facts tell us he is wrong. 

McKenna laments the discount between the U.S. light oil benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), and Western Canadian Select (WCS), Alberta’s oilsands benchmark. He says, “this is a colossal amount of money for Canadians to lose, simply because they don’t have access to competitive markets.”

Mitchell Anderson

There is no waiting Asian market for oilsands crude. In fact there’s no waiting market anywhere.


Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is temporarily ending her province's ban on B.C. wine after Premier John Horgan announced a new court action to defend rules that could stop Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

"We'll be buying wine again," Notley told reporters at a late afternoon news conference.

Tereza Verenca
More than 100 protesters were arrested on Burnaby Mountain in late 2014 for interfering with Kinder Morgan’s survey work. Pipeline opponents are gearing up for another demonstration on the mountain on March 10. Photograph By NOW FILES

Burnaby Mountain will once again be the site of a mass demonstration.

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In response to Kinder Morgan’s $7.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion project, anti-pipeline activists are organizing a protest on March 10.

Sandy Garossino
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gestures during an interview with National Observer's Sandy Garossino in Ottawa on Feb. 13, 2018. Screenshot from National Observer video

In a broad and sweeping interview with this writer on Feb. 13, a confident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came out swinging on behalf of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX). Pulling no punches, he took direct aim at both Saskatchewan’s former premier, Brad Wall, and B.C. Premier John Horgan.

Mark Jaccard


Mark Jaccard, professor at Simon Fraser University, has done energy-climate analysis for all of Canada's major political parties.


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