Category Archives: Oil and Gas

The art of protest: Artisan Emma channelling creative energy to protect BC’s coast from Kinder Morgan

Edited by Drew Penner with photos courtesy of Emma Wetherill Right now, a lot of creative energy, not to mention activist strategizing, has gone into fighting the Kinder Morgan expansion project that would increase the amount oil products the company

Terminal Diagnosis? A trip to a US Kinder Morgan facility sheds light on the Canadian struggle

By Drew Penner The way you’re neck and neck on the freeway clogged with giant trucks hauling combustible goods across Carson, California, reminds me of driving through Central Alberta at the height of the frack boom. One wrong twist of

Burnaby resident frets about Kinder Morgan expansion

By Drew Penner Aaron Keogh, a 39-year-old Burnaby resident is troubled by the risks associated with the Westridge Terminal. While Kinder Morgan Canada Limited announced on Sunday that it is putting on hold all non-essential activities and related spending on

Ottawa holds vigil against Kinder Morgan

By Marina Wang Protesters huddled together under the lamplight on a frigid evening outside parliament in what is likely to be the last nation-wide protest before a decision on the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline is announced. The candlelit vigil is

Canadian growth of employment highest under foreign control

By Leila Lemghalef Foreign companies lead employment growth across Canada, according to Statistics Canada. Employment growth led by foreign majority-controlled firms was more than double the increase reported by Canadian-controlled firms, and employment in foreign firms is mostly concentrated in

Hopeful Signs For Pipelines

By Jared Milne At first glance, pipelines to get Alberta’s oil to market seem as stalled as ever. Many people across Canada don’t seem to think the advantages of pipelines are worth the environmental risks they’re worried about. As I’ve

Minister confirms another misuse of TFW program by Alberta-based contractor

By Brandon Kostinuk Earlier this month, via an anonymous source, Thinkpol.ca received information that an Alberta-based contractor for the oil and gas industry was recently granted approval for 10 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) while Canadian workers were left in the

Tax fossil fuels and turn to renewable energy to fight climate change, majority of Canadians say: poll

A majority of Canadians (55%) favour imposing new taxes on fossil fuels such as gasoline, heating oil, and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gases and overwhelmingly endorse the growth of the renewable energy sector in Canada(93%), according to a new

Canada’s recession ‘self-inflected’, Unifor says

The Conservative government’s poor economic policies are responsible for Canada slipping into another recession under Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s watch as officially confirmed by Statistics Canada this morning, according to the union Unifor. “Working people see the weakness in our

RCMP planning mass arrest of indigenous activists under Bill C-51, supporters warn

The RCMP are preparing to carry out a mass arrest operation against the indigenous Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern BC under Harper government’s Bill C-51 labelling as terrorists First Nations activists exercising their Aboriginal Title and Rights