Advocacy & Opinion


​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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​An open letter on why Haisla Nation stands behind LNG

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:27 AM MST

This is an open letter that was published on the Haisla Nation website, directed to opponents and critics of LNG…

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​Is next-gen wells-to-wheels analysis a potential teaching tool?

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:37 PM MST

We all have that T-Shirt: You know the one, inscribed with: It seemed like a good idea at the time.…

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​Alberta’s country anthem: We May Be Hurtin’…But We Ain’t Dyin’

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:52 PM MST

Photo by Gavin WhitnerThings have devolved into such a state of ridiculous zaniness on Canada's energyscape that perhaps it's time…

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​Production cuts deliver an early Christmas present: Forrest

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1:51 PM MST

It was looking as if OPEC and Russia would deliver a lump of coal for Christmas, especially with President Donald…

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​Alberta and Ontario: Two crises, one ineffectual government

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:05 AM MST

One crisis in the West. One crisis in the East. Can Prime Minister Justin Trudeau feel the eyes on his…

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​The high-tech nature of our oil and gas sector needs to be understood by all Canadians

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:21 PM MST

Someone is planning to slowly kill Silicon Valley — to scrub from existence the companies and their employees making so…

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​Canada’s sad march to energy industry oblivion: Gwyn Morgan

Sunday, November 25, 2018, 1:56 PM MST

My belief in the importance of Canadian-headquartered companies goes back to the early 1970s when, as a young engineer, I…

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