As British Columbia's Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources from 2001 to 2009, Senator Richard Neufeld was on the job as the province's north west oil & gas assets were being brought to maturity. As a senator for the past decade, he helped to gather and share knowledge on an extraordinary number of resource issues. Now he's retiring from the Senate.
To quote Rex Murphy, employment is not just a damn paycheque. It is the spine of most people's existence. As politicians seek to legislate future jobs out of existence, Stewart Muir looks at how resource-sterilization lobbyists brought this about.
Companies across the economy are leveraging technology, innovation, best practices and low-carbon energy resources to reduce their carbon footprint and provide low-carbon solutions to international customers in a carbon-constrained world.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VIDEO SERIES: Who speaks for members of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation? That's at the heart of a controversy involving elected and hereditary representatives of the northwest British Columbia group. We asked Theresa Tait Day, a hereditary chief known as Wi'hali'yte, for her perspective.
For more than a year, Resource Works' Stewart Muir has been sharing real-time oil tanker maps in Twitter, making the point that safe ship movement is an everyday occurrence all around the world. Here are some recent maps.
Soon to retire as CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF), Dr. Brian Riddell was also among the community leaders who answered the call from Resource Works in 2014 to be part of our Advisory Council.
What started as a government initiative to protect the mountain caribou has become a hot issue in rural British Columbia, with some residents concerned that traditional access to the backcountry is in jeopardy.
70 per cent of Canadians believe the economy will suffer if resource development projects don't get built. In the case of British Columbia, a mere 3 per cent of people are strongly opposed to such progress.
Posted by Resource Works | March 12, 2019 12:56 PM
POLICY NOTE: The business of energy is facing a crisis of perception around the world, causing energy exporters to become increasingly strategic in how they approach climate risk, economic growth, and politics. Canada is going to have to sharpen its elbows to reclaim its rightful place as an energy leader. Stewart Muir weighs in.
VIDEO SERIES: Across western Canada, a movement is stirring. Aboriginal people, seeking to revive their cultures and preserve myriad indigenous languages, are increasingly seeing natural resources as the key to unlock their hopes and dreams.