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Challenge to spy agency collection of data on peaceful protest movement

A legal advocacy group, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) is crying foul. It has publicly released documents showing heavy censorship of Canada’s spy agency reports on the activities of peaceful protesters against a proposed pipeline project. They say» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Major pipeline project approved, but…

Yesterday afternoon, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Trans Mountain pipeline project had been approved by cabinet. The multi-billion dollar and highly controversial project would triple crude capacity from the Alberta oilfields to a tanker facility on the» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Controversial Trans Mountain pipeline decision today

It’s been a rough ride for a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline project in western Canada. The Trans-Mountain pipeline is essentially the addition of a second pipeline to an existing older line stretching from Alberta’s oil sands area over the Rocky» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

Pipeline protests continue: Second roadblock remains

The Wet’suwet’en First Nations continue their protest over plans to run a natural gas pipeline over their claimed territory in northern British Columbia. They continue to block an access road into the area A first barrier was taken down by» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

British Columbia pipeline protest update

Yesterday afternoon, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police dismantled a First Nations road blockade in northern B.C. They were enforcing a December court injunction against members of the Wet’suwet’en who are protesting a proposed 700 kilometre gas pipeline which» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International

Pipeline protests continue: Gas pipeline in northern British Columbia

While debate over oil pipelines in southern Canada continue, another pipeline conflict is brewing in northern British Columbia. This time it concerns a 700 kilometre gas pipeline to stretch from Dawson Creek in the northeast of the province to Kitimat» 

Environment, Indigenous, Society

Fishermen step up efforts to stop effluent pipeline

Several fishermen vow to block a boat hired to study a proposed pipeline that would dump effluent from a pulp mill into water off Canada’s eastern shores. Northern Pulp wants to build a pipeline overland and underground that would transfer» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Another hurdle or two for Canada’s pipeline

Washington chimes in on TransMountain pipeline The highly controversial TransMountain pipeline to carry Alberta oil-sands crude to west coast ports, received another knock or two this week. The first was a complaint this week from Greenpeace about the consultation and» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Major setback for pipeline project

Court rules original approval deeply flawed. Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal had dealt a major blow to the Trans Mountain Pipeline project. Long opposed by several Indigenous groups and environmentalists, the company had planned to build a second pipeline to» 

Economy, Environment, International

Whither the Trans-Mountain line, and the future of new pipelines in Canada

There are some 840,000 kilometres of oil and gas pipelines in Canada. The future of new pipelines is now doubt with the pullout of Kinder Morgan who sold their partially completed Trans-Mountain line to the Canadian government due to legal»