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Former Bank of Canada governor worries about deaths in TMX protests

David Dodge is adamant that construction of the Trans-Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline proceed even thought the intensity of the protests could lead to deaths.

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No $15 billion annual oil price benefit from TMX, analysis claims

An analysis done of the Alberta budget by the National Observer says the Trans-Mountain Expansion pipeline will provide no annual benefit to Alberta’s economy, let alone $15 billion annually.

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Thu, June 7 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on No $15 billion annual oil price benefit from TMX, analysis claims

Exploring the tangled threads of the TMX controversy

“And those two things, the environment and the economy, they go together like paddles and canoes. Unless you have both, you won’t get to where you are going, because you can’t have a strong economy without a healthy environment.” That is a quote from then-Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau from a pre-2015-election document on the Liberal […]

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Wed, June 6 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off on Exploring the tangled threads of the TMX controversy

Moody’s warns of risks to Alberta economy from TMX dispute

The lede: “An influential international credit rating agency says the Trans Mountain pipeline dispute is “credit negative” for Alberta, even taking into account Ottawa’s pledge to compensate the project’s backers for money lost due to B.C.’s attempts to block the project.”

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Thu, May 24 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Moody’s warns of risks to Alberta economy from TMX dispute

B.C. sues Alberta over Bill 12

British Columbia has filed a lawsuit in Alberta seeking to have Bill 12, which gives Alberta the right to cut back on oil and gas shipments to its western neighbour, declared unconstitutional.

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Tue, May 22 2018 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on B.C. sues Alberta over Bill 12

Federal NDP leader tweets against TMX pipeline

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh must have done some math. His party won 14 seats in B.C. in 2015, and one in Alberta. Then he must have thought, “Sorry, Alberta colleague, gonna have to cut you loose.” Then he issued the following tweet:

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Feds pledge to protect TMX pipeline from political risk

The federal government said Wednesday it is prepared to financially protect the contentious Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) pipeline against what it is calling political delays.

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Alberta bill sets stage for turning off fuel taps to B.C.

Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley held a news conference Wednesday, before the provincial legislature voted to pass Bill 12, which gives her government the ability to choke off fuel shipments to British Columbia.

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How the Edmonton Journal won an honorary Pulitzer 80 years ago

Edmonton Journal columnist Paula Simons tells the story of how the paper came to be the only non-American newspaper to win an honorary Pulitzer Prize for its battling for press freedom in Alberta.

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Thu, May 3 2018 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on How the Edmonton Journal won an honorary Pulitzer 80 years ago

The end of the great oilsands boom?

Fort Hills is the latest oilsands megaproject projected to come on line in northeastern Alberta. At $15.1 billion, it might also be the last one for quite some time.

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Sat, January 28 2017 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on The end of the great oilsands boom?