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    Imperial Metals' Murray Edwards, Real Eastate magnate Bob Rennie and Kinder Morgan's Ian Anderson

    How rich elites took over BC…and the Liberals welcomed them

    Following up on the recent New York Times story that made waves in BC, Roy Hales examines how big money has taken over BC's political system.


    how-the-liberals-and-their-pals-are-plundering-bc-hydro

    Liberal pals plundering BC Hydro for tens of Billions

    The BC Liberal Government is helping its pals plunder BC Hydro for tens of billions of dollars. Using little-publicized data, Norm Farrell details this massive theft of taxpayer money.



    Former federal cabinet minister and Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, whose recent work with major private equity firm Warburg Pincus has seem him become a strong proponent for multiple pipelines. (Photo: Canada2020/Flickr)

    Pipelines being driven by private equity firms through ratings agency they now own

    Award-winning author Joyce Nelson explains how big private equity firms are using Canada's ratings agency, which they recently bought, to scare us into building pipelines which will directly benefit them - while ex-Alberta Prem...


    Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna gets failing report card

    Opinion: Environment & Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna gets failing report card

    Minister Catherine McKenna and the Trudeau govt made big promises to tackle climate change but their real record gets a failing grade from Dr. Eoin Finn - especially if they OK PNWLNG and Kinder Morgan.



    The aging "LNG Taurus" off of South Africa in 2013
( Photo: Anton Bergstrom )

    Cost-cutting trumps safety at Woodfibre LNG

    Woodfibre LNG's purchase of a pair of nearly 40-year-old LNG tankers to use as floating storage tanks in Howe Sound shows they are willing to trade safety for cost savings, says Eoin Finn.


    Engineers- Tanker risks from Kinder Morgan expansion being ignored

    Engineers: Tanker risks from Kinder Morgan expansion being ignored

    The unacceptable risks from a tanker accident associated with Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline expansion are being ignored, says a group of fossil fuel infrastructure engineers.



    Christy Clark promotes "Clean LNG" at Vancouver conference last year (David P. Ball)

    Longtime Lions Bay Mayor: LNG is plain dirty, violates Canada’s climate commitments

    LNG is dirty, plain and simple, charges former Lions Bay Mayor Brenda Broughton. She slams both the Trudeau and Clark governments for jeopardizing Canada's climate commitments by ignoring or cherry-picking the science, and main...


    New video shows serious dangers posed by LNG tankers

    New video shows serious dangers posed by LNG tankers

    A new, short video illustrates in vivid detail the dangers posed by plans to run LNG tankers through narrow, densely populated coastal waterways in places like Howe Sound, Saanich Inlet, Prince Rupert and Kitimat.



    BC Hydro being used to funnel billions to Liberal friends

    BC Hydro being used to funnel tens of billions to Liberal friends

    BC Hydro is being used to funnel tens of billions in public dollars through construction contracts to Liberal friends, says Norm Farrell after reviewing the utility's financial data.


    From-'Clean-Coal'-to-'Ethical-Oil'--How-propaganda-(actually)-works

    From ‘Clean Coal’ to ‘Ethical Oil’: How propaganda (actually) works

    From "clean coal" to "ethical oil", a new book by Yale Professor Jason Stanley shows that propaganda is far more complex and problematic than simply lying about the facts.