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Book Review — Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands by Ezra Levant

Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada’s Oil Sands Ezra Levant McClelland & Stewart | Toronto, ON 2010 | 272 pp Ezra Levant’s Ethical Oil attempts to underscore the numerous reasons why oil sands oil outshines its global competition to be the most morally and environmentally sound source of global oil. Oddly, Levant doesn’t detail why … Continue reading

Long-term thinking needed in the fight for Ontario’s Green Energy future

While in Vancouver last week as part of a First Ministers meeting, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made a direct link between subsidies paid out to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan, and the need for greater subsidies from Ottawa for Ontario’s green energy sector. According to the Vancouver Sun, McGuinty claimed … Continue reading

US Dept. of Transportation orders TransCanada to halt activity on Keystone I

Effective immediately, the US Department of Transportation has ordered TransCanada to suspend all activity on the Keystone I pipeline. According to the New York Times, the order was issued by the Transportation department’s Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. “Effective immediately,” the PHMSA claims, “this order prevents TransCanada from restarting operations on their Keystone crude … Continue reading

Feature: No significant ‘rainy day fund’ for Alberta’s natural resource wealth

With the massive natural resource wealth that Alberta continues to enjoy as an accident of geography and an industrial system that craves what it has to sell, the Alberta government has long been in the enviable position of unimaginable wealth that seems – quite falsely – to be bottomless. Large volumes of oil and natural … Continue reading

A week of environmental crises across Canada

All politics aside, it is hard not to feel that Canada has been falling apart at the seams the past few weeks. We are seeing the result of ongoing, massive environmental flux in Manitoba and Quebec due to flooding, and recently the news that a massive wildfire rages out of control in northern Alberta. The … Continue reading

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