oil sands

Respected economist echoes McGuinty: "petro dollar damaging to Canada's manufacturing industry"

Economist Robyn Allan addresses recent remarks from Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Alberta Premier Alison Redford, highlighting conflicting viewpoints on oil and the Canadian economy.

Keystone XL oil pipeline: TransCanada to go ahead with part of construction

Keystone XL update: U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed the company’s plan to start construction for part of the pipeline, despite the fact that the rest of the route has yet to be approved.

Oil executive son's testimony at Prince Rupert Northern Gateway pipeline joint review panel

At the Enbridge Joint Review Panel hearings, the son of an oil executive delivered a riveting speech about the power and destruction of oil.

Enbridge trying to "silence" speakers at oil sands pipeline hearings: MLA

Just days before regulatory hearings scheduled in Prince Rupert, NDP MLA Gary Coons condemned Enbridge’s attempts to “silence” Northern Gateway critics.

Oil sands development casualties in Fort McMurray, Alberta

What is happening in the oil fields of Alberta? Vancouver photographer Kris Krug shares his photos and thoughts about the unthinkable environmental destruction taking place.

U.S. pipeline opponents take on Keystone XL with 24-hour petition blitz

With U.S. Senators poised to push the pipeline project through, environmental groups rally the opposition with a joint campaign and 24-hour petition against Keystone XL.

How the Enbridge pipeline issue unified Northern BC

One unexpected benefit from the Enbridge oil pipeline debate has been a united cause among Northern BC communities.

Government labels environmentalists "terrorist threat" in new report

Canada’s new counter-terrorism strategy lists environmentalism next to white supremacy as an “issue-based” terrorist threat. Is eco-terrorism really a danger to Canadians?

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.

China and Canada: where do we stand?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to China has put the spotlight on trade and foreign affairs. Here’s an explainer on where we stand with the powerful Asian nation.