Apr 16, 2014

NEB makes some odd choices for Trans Mountain Pipeline hearings

The Burnaby Teachers’ Association is in. The Business Council of British Columbia is out. Huh? The National Energy Board has made some bizarre choices in deciding which applicants will be granted intervener status in the Trans Mountain Pipeline hearings. More…

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Apr 13, 2014

It Isn’t Just About Kitimat

I won’t lie. I’m disappointed by the result of the plebiscite in Kitimat. While not an overwhelming rejection of Northern Gateway, it is a clear message: 1,278 people voted for the jobs and economic benefits; but 1,793 said they don’t…

Apr 09, 2014

Canada’s reputation takes a hit

On March 31, CBC’s The National ran a story that should make every Canadian cringe. The story line is that Americans don’t want to do business with Canada. The number of ways that residents are misinformed is alarming. Take a…

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Apr 04, 2014

Is Jim Prentice Too Little, Too Late?

“It’s a waste of a good man”, said Coastal First Nations executive director Art Sterritt upon hearing that former Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Jim Prentice had agreed to conduct talks with BC First Nations on the Northern Gateway Pipeline.…

Mar 28, 2014

What the Ukrainian Crisis means for British Columbia

You will have noticed some commotion in Ukraine.  What you might not know is Ukraine’s strategic importance to Europeans who like to heat their homes, use transportation, and sustain industry. Ukraine is criss-crossed with pipelines carrying gas and oil from…

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Mar 18, 2014

Feds must move in if truckers won’t return to work

The strike at Port Metro Vancouver is causing intolerable hardship for British Columbia workers and businesses. It is time to take action to stop it. The container truckers who are on strike, mainly over money issues, have crippled the port…

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Mar 17, 2014

Pipeline Construction Could Fill the Pre-LNG Employment Gap

In the past year, Canada has created 94,700 new jobs. Great news, yes? Except 82,300 of them were created in Alberta. Fully 87% were created in the province directly east of us. Their unemployment rate was 4.3% which economists generally…

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Mar 05, 2014

US Oil Strategy Leaves Canada in Trouble

Earlier this week, British Columbians for Prosperity released research on how the United States is tackling its energy demand issue, and how that impacts Canada. It is a complicated scenario, but I urge you to go through the website and…

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Feb 22, 2014

Proposed LNG Export Tax could be Too Much, Too Late

In honour of the Olympics, I remind everyone that global competition also takes place on the economic playing surface. And a win can bring significant financial rewards. British Columbia: we have to get our skates moving on the Liquid Natural…

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Feb 20, 2014

Probe to be conducted into health risks of proposed Metro Vancouver coal-handling facility

Recommended reading: February 20. 2014 the Vancouver Sun posted the following article: “A decision regarding the proposed $15-million Fraser Surrey Docks coal-handling facility will likely be delayed several weeks because Port Metro Vancouver requires more information about its potential health…

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