Advocacy & Opinion


Oil tanker moratorium betrays the promise of Confederation: senator

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:27 AM MDT

Elaine McCoy, QC, has been an independent senator from Alberta since 2005 and was the first senator to hold the…

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​Opinion: What the SNC Lavalin saga teaches us about Bill C-69

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:13 AM MDT

Gary Mar is president and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada.On March 22, 2019, my board Chairman and…

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​The high-stakes international oil game that Canada’s losing

Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:18 AM MDT

Canada has long depended on a single market for its exports of energy. This over-reliance on one customer, the United…

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​CERAWEEK 2019: Trends and transitions

Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:21 AM MDT

The energy world’s top leaders and influencers recently gathered in Houston for the annual IHS Markit CERAWeek. Discussion at the…

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Anti-oil groups are deep inside Canada's halls of power: Gwyn Morgan

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:22 AM MDT

Canadians watch Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election comfortable in the belief that such…

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​Suing oil companies over climate change will only hurt taxpayers

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:18 AM MDT

The City of Victoria wants to round up municipalities to sue oil companies for damages from climate change. Not only…

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​Opinion: B.C.’s Trans Mountain stance is flowing with contradictions

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 AM MST

The double loss suffered by the B.C. government in the latest round of paper-shuffling over the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion…

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​Not all First Nations oppose Trans Mountain - will protesters listen to them?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:24 AM MST

As the inevitable resumption of protests against the Trans Mountain pipeline project hovers into view, a growing schism is being…

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​Can Canada help fill the heavy oil shortage on the U.S. Gulf Coast?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:21 PM MST

The US has announced economic sanctions that effectively stop imports of Venezuelan oil.This leaves the complex refineries in Texas and…

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​B.C. mayors shaking down energy companies are ignoring reality

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:12 AM MST

West Coast Environmental Law, an advocacy organization based in Vancouver, has persuaded a group of British Columbia mayors and city…

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​Oil and gas the backbone of the Canadian economy: Gwyn Morgan

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:20 AM MST

What was Canada’s biggest business news story of 2018?According to the pundits at The Canadian Press, it wasn’t the giveaway…

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A message from the president of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project to B.C. residents and First Nations

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:14 AM MST

This message from Coastal GasLink president Rick Gateman was posted on Jan. 9 to the Facebook page of Canada’s Energy…

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