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…

May 27, 2014

Russian-Chinese Gas Deal Puts Pressure on BC

In March, BCP predicted that the Ukrainian crisis was going to result in a realignment of oil and gas sellers (Russia) and buyers (Europe and China). It came to pass this week. Russia signed a $400 Billion deal with China…

May 21, 2014

Consensus is Building on Merits of Pipelines

I believe Canadians are coming to a consensus on the movement of oil. I don’t mean the people who think we should just stop using oil. Those are folks who want to put windmills in our back yards and to…

May 15, 2014

Los Angeles spill proves response and regulations make a difference

You will see in the news that an oil pipeline burst in Los Angeles today, spilling 38,000 litres of oil into the streets. Opponents of pipelines will cite this as an example of the folly of building pipelines. But there…

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