Aug 26, 2014

Right Balance Struck in Fraser Surrey Docks Decision

You couldn’t have missed the news: Port Metro Vancouver has approved a proposal from Fraser Surrey Docks to expand the coal handling facility. The facility will handle about four million metric tonnes of coal from the United States, in addition…

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Aug 12, 2014

Mount Polley has Broad Implications for BC

Let’s agree on this: the breach of the tailings pond at Mount Polley Mine is exceptionally unfortunate. At BCP, we believe in looking at all sides of the story so let’s take a closer look. First, most of the slurry…

Aug 06, 2014

American Funding for anti-oil Campaigns questioned by US Senate Report

A few months ago, BCP reported our independent research that revealed how big American foundations are funnelling huge dollars to Canadian and US environmental groups opposed to Canadian oil. Now, a major report from the US Senate Environment and Public…

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Jul 29, 2014

Norway Shows BC How Not to Build an Economy

This lesson is from Norway. Critics of how Canada manages our resource wealth often point to Norway – a prosperous oil economy with a huge fund set aside for a rainy day. It’s raining in Norway. High spending on the…

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Jul 21, 2014

Courts are Deciding Canada’s Economic Development Strategy

Decisions about resource development are increasingly the domain of the courts, rather than our elected governments. If this trend continues, it will radically change how we run our country. Greenpeace is in a nasty legal conflict with Ontario’s Resolute Forest…

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Jul 02, 2014

Democracy is not an Individual Sport

And so, silly season begins. No, not the lazy, hazy days of summer. I’m talking about the season in which people break the law in the name of democracy, and generally get away with it. These are people who think…

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Jun 18, 2014

The Process is Working. Let’s Respect It.

The federal government has accepted the report of the Joint Review Panel. That means Northern Gateway can proceed assuming it can successfully complete the 209 conditions. Many of the conditions include further consultations with First Nations and communities along the…

Jun 17, 2014

British Columbians for Prosperity Commend Federal Government Decision

“This is a reasoned and measured response to a process of unprecedented thoroughness” VANCOUVER, June 17, 2014 – The federal government’s decision on the Northern Gateway Pipeline represents a fair and balanced response to the information and public opinion on…

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Jun 05, 2014

Teachers Need Tankers

There’s an image floating around the internet featuring the slogan “Teachers not Tankers”. Catchy, but oxymoronic. In fact, tankers help pay for teachers. Teachers cost money. It is money well spent, to be sure, but it is an expenditure.  Teachers…

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Jun 04, 2014

Majority of British Columbians open to Northern Gateway

A majority of British Columbians are willing to support the Northern Gateway Pipeline, according to a poll conducted by Bloomberg Business Week and Nanos Research Group. That’s right: a clear majority of British Columbians are open to Northern Gateway. According…

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