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