Stewart Muir

Stewart Muir writes about energy and natural resources. He is based in British Columbia.


Opinion: Notes from Flight 163, the oilsands shuttle from Toronto to Edmonton

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 2:07 PM MDT

On a recent Monday morning, I found myself on Air Canada Flight 163 from Toronto Pearson to Edmonton. As the…

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​Ottawa needs to repair Western relations to benefit from tomorrow's oilsands success

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 7:17 AM MDT

Justin Trudeau’s minority government is apparently agonizing over who is the least-worst person to act as a symbolic olive-branch bearer…

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What Canada’s 2019 election means for energy and unity

Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:15 AM MDT

Canada is increasingly a country of energy pessimists and energy optimists, where the nation’s economic foundation of oil and gas…

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​$2MM gift to Tzeporah Berman proves again that ‘dark money’ is mostly on the anti-development side

Friday, September 6, 2019, 12:01 PM MDT

Eyebrows were raised this week when an American group gave US$2 million plus unspecified “expert resources” to Tzeporah Berman, the…

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Gasoline inquiry challenges Lotusland’s cultural aversion to fossil-fuel truth

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 7:23 AM MDT

British Columbia’s distinctive left-coast culture was a gold mine of material for satirist Allan Fotheringham. In his heyday, the columnist…

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Oil and gas experts have an important role in setting out a realistic energy future

Friday, August 23, 2019, 1:20 PM MDT

Intolerance for the development and use of hydrocarbons is one of the defining factors of the current time. Much of…

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​All of Canada suffers when we don’t defend our best paying jobs in pipelines, energy and mining

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 7:23 AM MDT

Over the past several years, a word with Latin roots has taken on a contemporary new meaning that is rich…

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B.C. tanker ban already benefiting Canada’s competitors

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 1:53 PM MDT

Stewart Muir writes about energy and natural resources. He is based in British Columbia.A new Canadian law that will make…

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​Canada’s dependence on imported fossil fuels reaches a whole new level

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7:31 AM MDT

Stewart Muir is executive director of the Resource Works Society, based in Vancouver. It’s already well known that eastern Canada…

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