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#58 A Seizure Of Political Power In Wet’suwet’en Territory

February 25, 2020

A look at the ongoing crisis around pipelines and rail blockades, Teck withdraws its plans for a $20 billion mine and Conservative MPs demand justice for Alberta.

CRUDE #9 – Tar Teck: The Final Frontier

August 6, 2019

Teck Resources just got approval to build the largest tar sands operation ever. The Frontier mine would have serious and permanent consequences for the local environment, Indigenous peoples and the global climate. So why haven’t you ever heard about it?

CRUDE #3 – Let the Bastards Freeze in the Dark

April 30, 2019

The Alberta oil sands. It’s a cold patch of land (which we once almost nuked into oblivion) that’s become Canada’s economic engine. Governments have fought over it for decades. And now it’s one of the most controversial places on the planet. Will it finally tear our politics apart?

Introducing Our New Season: CRUDE

March 28, 2019

Canada was built on oil.

The Pipeline Approval Was Rigged

May 6, 2018

Whistleblowers from within the federal government revealed to National Observer reporter Mike De Souza how the Trudeau government effort pretended to ask First Nations and other stakeholders permission for the Kinder Morgan pipeline. In fact, no outcome other than an approval was ever possible.

Pipeline Antics

October 3, 2016

When Jean Charest was a paid agent of an energy company he had a secret meeting with the government pipeline regulator, who then lied about it.

I was a Canadian Geographic Intern

July 22, 2015

When I read yesterday’s opening salvo in CANADALAND’s series on Canadian Geographic, a jumble of thoughts and emotions jostled for attention. 

Oil Sands Lobby Group Sponsored and Edited Public School Lessons

July 22, 2015

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers sponsored Energy IQ, “an energy education resource” distributed for free online and to 13,000 classroom teachers in public schools across Canada by Canadian Geographic magazine’s educational wing.

CAPP and Canadian Geographic say that the content of these lessons is independently created by Canadian Geographic, who maintain “full editorial control.”

Documents obtained by CANADALAND seem to tell a different story.

The email in question appears to be sent from Canadian Geographic’s “custom publishing editor” Michela Rosano in July of 2013 to a summer intern, Jimmy Thomson.

The Tyee

June 22, 2015

The Tyee may be the oldest surviving “digital native” news site in Canada. Who funds it and why has it stuck around for so long while so many others have faded away? Founder David Beers explains.

Our Oily Media

April 26, 2015

The energy sector has flooded Canada’s media with money, be it in ad dollars, speaking fees, charitable donations or “native content” partnerships. What this has bought, in effect, is a lack of critical mainstream discourse on oil and the environment. The National Observer has launched to counter this reality. Linda Solomon Wood is its founder, and she speaks to Jesse about her effort.

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