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Increased uncertainty for GSX and VIGP

03.27.04 | In Depth | 

In a speech in Nanaimo this morning, BC Hydro CEO Bob Elton announced that Hydro has opted to write down $120 million in sunk costs for GSX and VIGP. Elton cautioned that this does not prejudge the outcome of the Call for Tenders process, nor that either GSX or VIGP is dead. But subtitles in […]

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Who controls the land?

03.26.04 | In Depth | 

March 24, 2004 will go down as a momentous day in the history of British Columbia. Fundamental issues about who controls the land, the obligations of corporations and who is included in decision making about resource allocation are being argued at the Supreme Court of Canada in the Haida and Taku River Tlingit cases. At […]

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Energy Minister schedules private meeting with Fernie council

03.26.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

The City of Fernie was advised today by Bill Bennett, local member of the provincial legislature, that the Minister of Energy Richard Neufeld, his deputies, and Derek Doyle, the Commissioner for Oil and Gas development, will meet privately with selected officials and citizens tomorrow evening, May 27, and Friday morning. All events take place at […]

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The Canadian conundrum: jobs versus productivity

03.23.04 | In Depth | 

The loss of jobs to free trade, tax driven automation, sweatshops in developing countries is becoming the “political hot potato of the U.S. elections. While the jobless recovery in the U.S. has produced 317,000 less jobs than experts predicted, the problem is not confined to the States. As discussed in previous Bulletins, 200 million more […]

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Fernie takes a stand

03.21.04 | In Depth | 

On Tuesday, March 16, the City Council in Fernie sponsored a “Town Hall” Meeting to discuss coalbed methane. This was in response to a large area of rights that the province had posted for auction. The city invited a panel: Karen Campbell (West Coast Environmental Law), Gwen Lachelt (Colorado’s Oil and Gas Accountability Project), Derek […]

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Growing First Nation unrest in BC

03.17.04 | Retired Campaigns | 

First Nations from across BC are increasingly frustrated by the BC government’s approach to their issues. The frustration was evident at the First Nations Summit meeting last week as leader after leader complained about the treaty process and the government’s lack of consultation on virtually all resource issues. The overall tone of the meeting was […]

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Canada's upcoming energy problems

03.16.04 | In Depth | 

Canada’s plans to expand energy exports are on a collision course with domestic demands. Two recent articles illustrate the schizophrenic nature of Canada’s energy plans. Unfortunately, the growing gap between rhetoric and reality will ultimately bite us in the behind. The first was a column by Deborah Yedlin in the Globe & Mail which indicates […]

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Is productivity killing us? – Death by a thousand Tax cuts

03.14.04 | In Depth | 

Paul Martin continues to build his legacy as Corporate Canada’s best friend. After years of cutting corporate taxes as Finance Minister, Martin’s government is poised to once again favour corporations over workers and the environment. New revisions to the Tax Act proposed for the upcoming budget will allow corporations to write off computers, heavy machinery […]

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