Category Archives: Oil and Gas

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

Carbon Free by 2100: Stephen Harper’s Non-Committal Commitment

By H. Grant Timms Most governments are exercises in contradiction between electoral platforms and performance, and often they try to convince people that the apparent contradiction isn’t one. Take, for example, the Harper government’s positioning on the military; they want

PC royalty miscalculation robs Alberta of $13.5 billion

NDP leader Rachel Notley has vowed to carry out a cautious royalty review

A royalty miscalculation by Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservatives robbed the province of $13.5 billion, according to a University of Alberta study. Alberta introduced new royalty formulas in 2009, expecting to collect an additional $2 billion per year in royalties, but,

Oil price drop: the windfall and the fallout

By Dr. James Stanford, Unifor Economist A decline in oil prices by half is a major shock for the Canadian macroeconomy. In my judgment—and I actually worked, in another life, as an energy economist for a few years before I

Oil price slump threatens Newfoundland’s new-found prosperity

By Professor Wade Locke Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland The oil and gas industry has been extremely important to Newfoundland and Labrador. We have produced about 1.5 billion barrels of oil since the industry started in 1997. This had a value