Tar Sands

Carl Meyer

Canada and Saudi Arabia are the “worst performers” amongst their respective peers when it comes to the scale of support for oil and gas production, a new report says.

Will Dubitsky
renewable energy image -In 2021, renewables investments, for the first time in history, will be greater than investments in the oil and gas sectors combined.  Photo credit: shutterstock

September 11th 2020

Global developments suggest a Canadian migration to a green economy is critical to competitiveness. However, if one tries to find Canadian clean tech manufacturing/innovation companies listed on a stock market, one will likely come up with nearly zero, while the number of Canadian-based oil and gas firms offering stocks is seemingly infinite.


Canada has got its priorities wrong.

Carl Meyer
Workers wearing Iron & Earth clothing set up solar panels. Photo courtesy of Iron & Earth / Facebook

November 4th 2020

A director at a group of oilsands workers committed to renewable energy development says the pandemic has demonstrated the need to build a better Canada that’s more equal and more resilient.

Brent Patterson - PBI
Twitter photo by Kanahus Manuel.

October 31, 2020

Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination more than 50 years ago on October 14, 1970.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention.

In December 2019, the Committee called on Canada to “immediately cease construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project … until free, prior and informed consent is obtained from all the Secwepemc people.”

Carl Meyer
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan, seen here in September, says “the regulations ... were established using our best available data, and forecasts will change over time...” Photo via SeamusORegan/Twitter

October 30th 2020

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan says Canada will look “very closely” at whether to tighten rules around a potent form of carbon pollution if “future data and modelling” convinces him it’s warranted.

Jeffrey Jones
An oil sands strip mine near Fort McMurray, Alta. in 2015.  IAN WILLMS/THE NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

Sept. 27, 2020

Proponents of a $22-billion railway linking Alberta and Alaska can start work on a host of Canadian and U.S. approvals it will require after Donald Trump announced that he will issue a presidential permit allowing the border crossing.

Christine Thuring
Christine Thuring - Tree Sit Aug. 21, 2020

Aug. 21, 2020

Reflections from my first day living in the tree tops above Holmes Creek. The aim of this occupation is to protect and defend the trees, land and waters from needless destruction, to preserve the salmon run of the Brunette, and thus the ecosystem function of the region. The Trans Mountain Expansion has lost its relevance, its costs have ballooned, its markets are drying up, and now even its insurers are dropping it.

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