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    Ontario squanders extra $8 Billion on public private partnership infrastructure- A-G

    Ontario squanders extra $8 Billion on public private partnership infrastructure: A-G

    Public private partnerships have cost Ontario taxpayers $8 Billion more than publicly-funded infrastructure projects would have, says the Auditor-General.


    BC Premier Christy Clark addresses a conference on LNG (Damien Gillis)

    Even Clark’s Black Friday LNG tax giveaway couldn’t satisfy Petronas

    Watch this video spoof of Christy Clark's Black Friday LNG tax giveaway - which still fell short of Petronas' expectations of slashing public benefits to better fill its own pockets.



    IPPs even worse rip-off than Site C Dam, SFU economist warns

    IPPs an even worse rip-off than Site C Dam, SFU economist warns

    SFU economist Dr. Marvin Shaffer warns BC should stay away from private power IPPs just as much as it should the costly proposed Site C Dam.


    Economist catches Kinder Morgan skimping on Canadian taxes

    Economist catches Kinder Morgan skimping on Canadian taxes

    Kinder Morgan doesn't pay its "fair share" of Canadian taxes and exaggerates local benefits from its proposed pipeline, charges economist and former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan.



    Bank of England's Carney- Most fossil fuel reserves shouldn't be burned

    Bank of England’s Mark Carney: Most fossil fuel reserves shouldn’t be burned

    Even Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is now saying most of the world's fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground to mitigate the effects of climate change.


    Energy Minister Bill Bennett

    Evidence shows no need for Site C Dam: Economist to Energy Minister

    Evidence clearly shows there is no need to build the $8 Billion-plus Site C Dam, says economist Erik Andersen in a letter to Energy Minister Bill Bennett



    It's been all downhill since 1978, when real "prosperity" peaked- study

    It’s been all downhill since 1978, when real “prosperity” peaked

    With economic growth has come ecological devastation, increased inequality, and an overall lower quality of life, says a new study.


    Former TD Bank Comptroller: Site C Dam too costly, unnecessary

    Ex-TD Bank Comptroller: Site C Dam too costly, unnecessary, rushed

    Former senior government official and TD Bank comptrroller Rob Botterell says the unnecessary, costly Site C Dam is being rushed through, without proper oversight.



    Retired head of the Association of Major Power Users of BC, Dan Potts (Image: Damien Gillis)

    “Fundamentally uneconomic” Site C Dam would lose $350 million a year for taxpayers: Industrial energy expert

    The proposed Site C Dam would lose $350 million a year for taxpayers, estimates longtime industrial energy expert Dan Potts - calling the $8 Billion project "fundamentally uneconomic".


    SFU Prof Mark Jaccard: BC LNG a race to the bottom

    SFU Prof Mark Jaccard: BC LNG a race to the bottom

    SFU Professor Mark Jaccard shoots down the economics of BC LNG, not to mention the enormous carbon consequences from an industry already cutting corners.