Cowichan Conversations: We are being fracked and occupied by the Oil and Gas Industry!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Deep down a great many of us knew that this Enbridge pipeline would be jammed through come hell or high water. The hell and high water part is still an unknown. There is no greater fear in the political world than the fear of the unknown. Harper is fearful of the responses ...

Cowichan Conversations: ‘Nobody Understands’ Spills at Alberta’s Cold Lake Tar Sands Operation

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger The pollution in Northern Alberta attributable to ‘Fracking’ and Tar Sands’ Operations is out of control. The latest seemingly unstoppable spill of significance is devastating wildlife and the environment. They cannot stop it. Nothing is being done and it seems obvious that the politicians first concern is to serve the industry, while ...

Cowichan Conversations: Has Christy Clark Outmanouevered the BCNDP and PM Harper on Enbridge?

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Well it appears that Christy Clark may have pulled off a magnificent move leaving the BC NDP, PM Harper and Alberta Premier Alison Redford in the dust over the Northern Pipeline. If it holds the BC NDP will be able to possibly claim some credit for their part in turning BC residents against the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Oil, China and Why David Emerson Wants Alberta to Start Paying Taxes

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   Here is a thorough analysis and update on the many complexities swirling around energy issues in Canada today. It was written by Kevin Logan and was featured in the Common Sense Canadian. Alberta Premier Alison Redford recently took the unprecedented step of holding a “State of the Province” Address. This hauntingly ...