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Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Economic consequences of rail blockade worsen; RCMP make gesture

The already intense criticism and pressure on the federal government is growing as rail blockades continue across the country over the issue of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia.. While Prime Minister Trudeau continues to say the problem» 

Indigenous, Politics

Trudeau convenes emergency meeting to discuss anti-pipeline protests

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting of the cabinet’s Incident Response Group on Monday to address ongoing protests and rail blockades that have shut down much of the country’s rail traffic, disrupting passenger and freight service across Canada. The» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Natural gas pipeline protest: potential for violence

Although the elected band councils have approved, the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwets’en in northern British Columbia are against a gas pipeline across their traditional territory Other protests in sympathy continue to take place across the country. In northern B.C.» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Pipeline protests resume across Canada

Though the federal government had won its case for the TransMountain oil pipeline to proceed, the years of anti pipeline protests have ramped up again. Over the weekend, yesterday and today, protests and blockades went up in several locations across» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Pipeline project cost estimates soar

A new potential problem has arisen for the long-controversial Trans-Mountain pipeline project.  That problem is an estimated 70 per cent increase in the cost. The some 1,000 kilometre pipeline project will twin a nearly seven decades old existing line from» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Pipeline project clears one hurdle, but divides Canadians

The ever controversial Trans-Mountain Pipeline project passed another legal hurdle at the Supreme Court of Canada, but faces another in the seemingly growing opposition in the court of public opinion according the latest public opinion survey. When stiff public opposition» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics

Federal Court of Appeal hearing challenge to pipeline project

The highly contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project is back in court yet again. Six challenges to the pipeline were granted access in September to the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver to challenge the government’s environmental consultations and» 


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»