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The Day a Federal Panel Overruled B.C. — And Nobody Noticed

January 16, 2014 | 

From DeSmog Canada’s Emma Gilchrist On the afternoon of Dec. 19th, as the National Energy Board’s recommendations on Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal for B.C. were released, I ...

The real story behind Gwaii Haanas

September 4, 2013 | 

A few weeks ago, television news and newspaper columns headlined stories about a new totem pole being erected on southern Haida Gwaii. While the coverage was widespread and pictures ...

Six things you should know about B.C.’s position on heavy oil proposals

New documents from B.C.’s Environment ministry — briefing incoming Minister Mary Polak — reveal B.C. is woefully unprepared to respond to even a moderate oil spill. The sorry state ...

Why Premier Clark said ‘No’ to Enbridge

Lots of people, particularly Eastern pundits, were surprised by B.C. Premier Clark’s decision to formally reject Enbridge’s oil tanker and pipeline proposal to ship Alberta crude oil through B.C. ...

What actually happened in the B.C. election?

In the aftermath of Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberal’s surprise election victory, the spinmeisters are inevitably trying to simplify a complex series of factors into sound bites. Two ...

Well, that’s not what we expected

May 17, 2013 | 

By now, you’ve no doubt heard the news about the Liberals’ surprise victory in the B.C. election. Enbridge and Kinder Morgan may be heaving a sigh of relief. However, ...

Harper, staged conflicts and the path to victory

October 17, 2012 | 

Under Stephen Harper, Canadian politics has fundamentally changed in the last few years and civil society and opposition parties haven’t kept up with the changes. A couple of months ...

What could Enbridge say to be convincing?

July 13, 2012 | 

As a father to a four-year-old girl and a busy professional, I don’t have a ton of variety in my leisure reading these days. That’s probably why I’m writing ...

My pledge to protect the Gitga’at culture

May 7, 2012 | 

Guest blog by Michael Uehara, president of King Pacific Lodge in Gitga’at territory Two ravens crested the longhouse and caused me to look into the cold rain. They cawed ...

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