Joe Oliver

LNG coming to BC, big and fast. Are you ready?

The LNG industry is bearing down on the province like high speed train and, according to Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver, this is what the citizens of B.C. want, except for those few...

Fast and furious oil sands development disastrous for Canadian economy: policy analyst

An oil sands policy analyst said that the current pace of oil sands development spells disaster for Canadian taxpayers and the economy.

"Truthiness" and the right's attack on Canada's charities

Canadian charities should employ "truthiness" to their own advantage, instead of letting the Harper government and Conservative pundits wield it against them.

Black Out Speak Out campaign protests Harper government's assault on environment

A showdown between the Conservative government and environmental opponents unfolded Monday across the country on two fronts—one online and the other offline. Online, over 500 websites went “dark” to...

American Petroleum claims Canada oil sands will create 600,000 U.S. jobs

Most Canadians have never seen it, but the American Petroleum Institute (API) has been running ads in the U.S. promoting Alberta's oil sands as a tool for creating American jobs. The ad features...

Harper’s resource development plan irresponsible, say environmental leaders

Resource Minister Joe Oliver unveiled details of Harper’s resource development plan today, pledging more money for inspections and fines for oil industry infractions. But is it enough?

Inside the Tory think tank

Conservatives at last weekend's Manning Networking Conference took swipes at environmentalists, First Nations and public child care.

Critics distressed over Tories' plans to change environmental review process

With a new “austerity budget” and other legislation changes forthcoming from the Conservative government, many have concerns about possible amendments to the Environmental Assessment Act.

Oilsands protest: activists greet Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver at business event

Protesters portray Natural Resources Minister Oliver as a puppet for foreign corporations, while voicing their concerns over the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline.

Beware the foreign radicals: Comedians poke fun at tar sands, oil spills and Canada

The evil foreign radicals opposing oil will use tactics such as "speaking" and "sign-making" to destroy Canada, according to a new parody video by comedian Rick Mercer.