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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

This is the simple story – from the Canadian Press: CALGARY – The outgoing CEO of pipeline giant Enbridge Inc. said Monday he has no qualms about leaving the company while its controversial West Coast pipeline project remains in limbo. The Calgary-based crude shipper (TSX:ENB) said Monday that Pat Daniel, 65, will leave his post […]

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In the first of a two-part interview, Rafe Mair grills BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix on private power, Site C Dam and BC’s flawed environmental assessment process. What will the NDP do with existing and future private river power projects (a.k.a. IPPs) if they form the next government – and where do they stand on […]

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What an interesting pair of stories – on the one hand Transport Canada has said that tanker traffic is safe on our pristine west coast while another tells of Enbridge repairing its faulty pipeline that resulted in yet another spill for the company this past May in the Northwest Territories. Now sisters and brothers, repeat […]

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Here Comes the Bribe

As opposition mounts to Northern Gateway, backers will promise big bucks for BC. Alberta Premier Alison Redford stated in a recent speech that her government is looking to “clear a path for the oil sands through British Columbia by upping the economic benefits for its western neighbour — including the option of paying to modernize […]

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Bob Plecas has an op-ed piece in the Vancouver Sun – they whose recent papers are celebrating their 100th birthday have carried the art of media masturbation to new heights once thought unreachable. I assume that the editor in charge of its op-ed page, being a Fellow of the far right Fraser Institute, chooses his […]

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I wasn’t surprised at what Alberta Premier Alison Redford recently said, namely: The Alberta government is looking to clear a path for the oil sands through British Columbia by upping the economic benefits for its western neighbour – including the option of paying to modernize and expand West Coast ports. Premier Redford’s government stressed Tuesday […]

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This from the CBC: Canadian oil and business executives are well-represented in the delegation travelling to China with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, with oil exports expected to be high on the government’s agenda. A delegation assigned to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver includes eight mining or oil and gas companies. That list of companies includes […]

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Eight old dents in believability Clark’s polish hasn’t fixed. So, Adrian Dix is higher in the polls than Christy Clark. It comes as no surprise to me, who has said from the beginning that Christy Clark did not have what it takes to lead a party, much less a province. If she were not premier, […]

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