Advocacy & Opinion


​Canada’s resource towns never asked for a war on their way of life: Simons

Friday, June 1, 2018, 1:58 PM MDT

Natural resource industries in Canada are facing challenges unlike any other industry on the planet. It’s reached crisis level. Using…

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​The Saga of the Three Pipelines test of Ottawa's relevance: Gwyn Morgan

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 3:03 PM MDT

Canada is endowed with the third largest oil reserves in the world but lack of access to world markets means…

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​The fractured thinking behind Nova Scotia's fracking ban

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 2:54 PM MDT

Nova Scotia's wrong-headed ban on fracking denies the province a golden economic opportunity.Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is used to extract…

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​Trudeau’s Trans Mountain stand could be legacy-defining

Monday, April 16, 2018, 3:01 PM MDT

“It will be built.”These words will define Justin Trudeau’s first term in office, and very possibly whether it is his…

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​B.C. sends a a flicker of hope for LNG in Canada’s gloomy energy climate, but pipelines need support too

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 2:54 PM MDT

The British Columbia government recently announced it will provide a large tax incentive to promote the building of a natural…

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​Reality bites: Meangingfully reducing GHG emissions will come from greening fossil fuels

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 4:47 PM MDT

Talk to the techno-optimists and they’ll tell you the world is on the cusp of an energy revolution, with renewable…

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​The future is less about oil prices than innovation: Forrest

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 3:13 PM MDT

Last week, 4,500 people from the global energy industry congregated in Houston, Texas for the annual IHS Markit CERAWeek conference.…

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​Trump’s big move towards energy independence is offshore

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:41 PM MST

George Strait sang about “Ocean front property in Arizona.”I don’t know about Arizona, but I’m pretty sure about most of…

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'Why we are fighting': AER CEO Jim Ellis on the Redwater case

Friday, February 16, 2018, 8:44 AM MST

The following public statement was issued last week by Jim Ellis, CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator. It’s a disturbing…

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Could penpals bring an end to polarizing pipeline polemics?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:22 AM MST

Wanted: 100 Albertans to be “pipeline penpals.”The mission: to establish a common-sense peer-to-peer communications conduit with ordinary British Columbians.The task:…

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Going for energy 'Gold' is never easy

Monday, February 12, 2018, 3:10 PM MST

I love competition. So what better time to think about raw rivalry than during the Winter Olympics, now underway in…

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Organizations reshaping Canadian energy: ReGenerate Alberta

Monday, February 12, 2018, 2 PM MST

(In the third article in a series focusing on organizations that are changing the way we positively, and imaginatively, think…

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