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David Geselbracht

David is a freelance writer.

Trans Mountain pipeline being installed (image from; Vancouve

Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings

The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.

Federal regulators stifle public's right to speak at pipeline hearings, plaintiffs allege

Despite living adjacent to a Kinder Morgan owned tank farm in Abbotsford, John Vissers was denied intervener status by the National Energy Board last year, to participate in hearings regarding the...
Canadian politics, Kinder Morgan,

Federal energy regulator violates Charter, court case alleges

“The National Energy Board has lost its way,” said David Martin, a lawyer representing the group of landowners, business people, and academics.
oil pipelines, TransCanada, Mulcair

Mulcair says flawed regulatory process hinders Energy East review process

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair gave a nuanced view onthe proposed Energy East pipeline debate while responding to reporters' questions in downtown Vancouver on Thursday.   Asked about his...
CSIS, SIRC, Canada terrorism bill, civil liberties

Thousands protest Bill C-51 across Canada

An estimated 2,000 protesters descended on the streets of Vancouver Saturday to express frustration with the federal government’s proposed anti-terror bill.  In front of the Vancouver Art...