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First Nations front and centre delivering messages of hope at CGLNG Conference and Exhibition

First Nations leaders were front and centre at the Canada Gas and LNG Conference and Exhibition (CGLNG) this week. Indigenous people made it clear what LNG development means to their communities as well as all of B.C., writes Don Hauka

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Northern mayors speak out in favour of Canada's future as a maritime country

The Senate of Canada's Standing Committee on Transportation and Communications looking at Bill C-48 heard from these two mayors hailing from north east British Columbia.

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"Energy corridor" concept, back on agenda, has long been mooted as key to a future Canada

A dedicated, coast-to-coast right-of-way specifically set aside for energy infrastructure projects has re-emerged as a question for voters to consider. Stewart Muir looks at the situation.

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VANCOUVER SUN: China’s appetite for Canadian oil continues to defy marketplace myths

In a few days, an oil tanker ship will sail into a Chinese port and once again opposers of the Trans Mountain pipeline will be left scratching their heads. Stewart Muir asks why. 

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The Green effect on British Columbia's natural resources

The Green Party's recent electoral successes at the provincial and federal levels are being noticed. Policy analyst Mary Weiler examines the factors fueling this, and asks where the trend could be headed.

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Can Canada plug into vast natural gas and LNG opportunities, while solving climate change?


For those choosing action over talk when it comes to climate change, the allure of natural gas has never been stronger. 

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A youth perspective on the future of efficient and safer pipelines

It will take passion, creativity, and personal investment to ensure there is a sustainable future for the pipeline-building industry, Sarah Vandaiyar told senators at hearings for Bill C-69.

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In search of the win-win solution for Canada and the planet

Here's a paper everyone should read, authored by one of Canada's most accomplished and informed investors, who shared a career's worth of knowledge recently with senators examining two pieces of legislation that many argue will have a deep impact on the country's future. 

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A First Nation searches for opportunity through responsible resources

Eva Clayton, president of the Nisga’a Nation, told senators recently that federal tanker ban Bill C-48 undermines the principles of self-determination and environmental management that lie at the heart of the Nisga'a Treaty.

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With B.C. forestry "on pause" because of investment threats, what's at risk for a way of life?

Forestry is typically associated with rural settings. Yet 40 per cent of jobs supporting the $13 billion industry are in the Lower Mainland and Southwest British Columbia. 

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Look to Venezuela for why Alberta’s Canadian energy ‘war room’ is needed

This article by Stewart Muir appeared in The Globe and Mail on May 2, 2019.

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British Columbia, don’t go the way of California

Victoria and its mayor Lisa Helps were the first to call for a class action lawsuit against oil companies last year, seemingly bringing some credence to the West Coast Environmental Law Centre’s years-long campaign to convince municipalities to bring litigation against these energy producers. Stewart Muir looks at the issue.

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Dreaming of a green energy future? Then you might not like Bill C-68

Canadian resource people have been preoccupied with two pieces of controversial legislation in Bills C-48 and C-69. In a surprise twist, a third federal bill would increase emissions by placing unexpected new constraints on hydroelectric power.

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10 million barrels of crude oil are sailing to Los Angeles

Four supertankers from Iraq and one from Angola are currently bound for the refineries of Long Beach carrying hydrocarbon cargoes.

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Visual tanker evidence features in Resource Works' Senate submission

As Senate considers tanker ban Bill C-48, maps show the reality of tanker safety around the world, and elsewhere in Canada

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VIDEO: China wants Canada's oil sands crude oil and here's the latest evidence

While some peddle the myth that China is not interested in buying high-quality crude oil from Canada's oil sands, here's the evidence that proves otherwise.

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Pipeline progress: Trans Mountain CEO Ian Anderson reflects on the project so far

Here's a rare interview with the chief executive of what is surely Canada's most talked about infrastructure project: a twinned crude oil pipeline to the west coast of British Columbia.

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CHARTS: Here's why Canada has a big future in LNG

Europe and Asia don't have enough natural gas. North America has more than it needs. Righting the imbalance through LNG trade is creating big opportunities for Canada.

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The confusion around natural resources in Canada

ESSAY: Who wants to start a process and commit money to developing a project under circumstances of prevailing uncertainty and confusion in law and practice? In this sweeping essay, longtime political affairs columnist Jeffrey Simpson looks at the landscape of Canadian natural resources and prosperity. 

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What's this - a big city mayor who wants to put Canadians first?

Toronto Mayor John Tory says he's not a fan of making homeowners pay for vexatious litigation against fuel companies. In doing so, he sent a message about Canadian unity.

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