A federal ban on tanker traffic off British Columbia’s north coast, bill C48, has been defeated in a Senate committee. The committee’s five Conservative senators voted against it, joined by Alberta independent Paula Simons.
Five other independents and one self-identified Liberal voted in favour. Read more about it here.
A coalition of grassroots pro resource groups is organizing a convoy from Western Canada to Ottawa and hosting a rally on Parliament Hill. This project is a massive undertaking that no one group can fund on their own. Canada Action would like to be able to fully fund any participants who want to join but can’t, due to finances. Find out more information about the convoy here: https://www.canadaaction.ca/convoy_to_ottawa.
Donations to the Canada Action convoy to Ottawa can be made on Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/official-resource-coalition-convoy-to-ottawa-2019
Any individual or group who wishes to join the convoy can email Canada Action at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear Vivian Krause present her research on the foreign funding against Canadian pipelines in Calgary on the 7 and 9, Red Deer on the 8, and Edmonton on the 12.
If you care Canadian energy sector and its often unfair treatment at the hands of non-Canadian supported protest groups, then you probably know about Vancouver-based independent researcher and writer Vivian Krause.
Her carefully documented research on the funding network of foundations and their influence on Canadian anti-energy groups is becoming both widely known and highly valued by interested citizens of every stripe from coast to coast to coast.
Please attend our upcoming events next week. Here are the details.
Bill C-69 will have dire effects on not only the Canadian oil and gas industry, but ultimately the entire economy. Read what the former Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall has to say about it here.
Suits and Boots is a grassroots organization that brings together business people from across Canada to support and defend Canada’s resource industry workers and their families. Bill C-69, known as the “Impact Assessment Act”, is the federal government’s attempt to impose new “environmental assessment” measures on Canada’s resource sector. Suits and Boots has listed 10 reasons that Bill 69 must be killed to prevent further lengthy delays to in Canadian pipelines, mines and other resource infrastructure. Read the article here and consider joining Suits and Boots to receive daily emails on with senator’s names, phone numbers and email addresses so that you can pass on your views on Bill 69.
New research suggests Canadian oil is among the world’s most carbon-heavy, but Canada’s industry also has rules that could make a big dent in global greenhouse gas emissions if they were adopted worldwide. Read more about it here.
Federal Court of Appeal quashes construction approvals for Trans Mountain, leaving project in limbo.
In a stunning blow, the Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the government’s approvals to build the Trans Mountain expansion project — a major victory for Indigenous groups and environmentalists opposed to the $7.4-billion project. Read more about it here.
A private spat between Alberta and the federal government is becoming a public fight focused on Ottawa’s proposed clean fuel standard — a measure aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions with significant economic consequences for many industries, including the oil and gas sector. Read more about it here.
Executives from the biggest oilsands companies in Canada say concerns about getting their products to market are starting to ease in the wake of the regulatory approval of Enbridge Inc.’s $9-billion Line 3 pipeline replacement project. Read more about it here.