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Alberta Politics: If we’d been paying attention, perhaps we wouldn’t be so shocked by the U of C’s corporate-influence scandal

PHOTOS: The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, conveniently located adjacent to the oil corporations’ towers in downtown Cowtown. Below: The writers of the notorious Alberta separatist Firewall Manifesto, which then-premier Ralph Klein wisely tossed into the garbage; Calgary School alumni and Firewall signa-Tories Stephen Harper, Tom Flanagan and Ted Morton in appropriate garb. . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: If we’d been paying attention, perhaps we wouldn’t be so shocked by the U of C’s corporate-influence scandal

Alberta Diary: Former federal Tory Chuck Strahl’s lobbying activities break no laws, but highlight a problem

Lobbyists gather in the lobby of the House of Commons at Westminster. Below: Politician turned lobbyist Chuck Strahl, B.C. Lobbying Commissioner Elizabeth Denham.

Notwithstanding his classification as a Designated Public Office Holder under the federal Lobbying Act, former Reform Party, Canadian Alliance and Conservative office holder Chuck Strahl is breaking no laws or . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Former federal Tory Chuck Strahl’s lobbying activities break no laws, but highlight a problem

Alberta Diary: Caught in an apparent conflict like Chuck Strahl? No problem! Just double down!

Manning Centre-Security Intelligence Review Committee Chair and Enbridge lobbyist Chuck Strahl. Below: Former would-be Reform Party prime minister Preston Manning; Reform Party prime minister in waiting Jason Kenney. All these slightly out-of-focus profile shots were taken by your blogger during his infiltration of the 2013 Manning Centre conference in Ottawa.

When people at . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Caught in an apparent conflict like Chuck Strahl? No problem! Just double down!

The Canadian Progressive: Enbridge cross-examination focuses on campaigning, lobbying; ignores evidence

by Forest Ethics | Tuesday Nov 27, 2012: Given the opportunity to shed light on its proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project at the NEB’s Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings currently taking place in Prince George, Enbridge lawyer Laura Estep chose instead to focus on ForestEthics Advocacy’s use of the media, campaigning and previous questions directed . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Enbridge cross-examination focuses on campaigning, lobbying; ignores evidence

Canadian Progressive: Radicals for our coast: New Democrat MPs and community reps (VIDEO)

A must-watch video on the ongoing fight against Enbridge’s cursed pipeline. The following New Democrat MPs visit Terrace, Kitimat and Kitamaat, British Columbia, and discuss the energy giant’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline: Deputy Leader and Environment critic, Megan Leslie (Halifax); House Leader, Nathan Cullen (Skeena-Bulkley Valley); Public Safety & LGBTT critic, Randall Garrison (Esquimalt–Juan de . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Radicals for our coast: New Democrat MPs and community reps (VIDEO)

Canadian Progressive: Enbridge Inc Rebuked: “This is not an Enbridge animation” (VIDEO)

*This is not an Enbridge animation from Shortt and Epic Productions on Vimeo. Last week, Enbridge Inc. insulted Canadians again with an animated propaganda video that omitted the natural resources the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline will destroy. The video omitted thousands of kilometres of islands and other natural features along British Columbia’s Douglas Channel, including . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Enbridge Inc Rebuked: “This is not an Enbridge animation” (VIDEO)

Alberta Diary: B.C.’s pipeline bargaining position stirs Alberta outrage, but makes political sense

Alberta Premier Alison Redford, left, negotiates with B.C. Premier Christy Clark, holding carrot, as seen by the Alberta media. Actual neo-conservative Western Canadian politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below Ms. Clark, Ms. Redford and former Tory insider Norman Spector.

Christy Clark’s bargaining position in the squabble between British Columbia and Alberta . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: B.C.’s pipeline bargaining position stirs Alberta outrage, but makes political sense

Alberta Diary: B.C. Bitumen Busters! Who ya gonna call? Greg Selinger?

Alberta and British Columbia Sheriffs see who can stomp the highest at the increasingly tense inter-provincial border near the disputed town of Field. B.C. and Alberta peace officers, of course, may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Just for someone completely different, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger.

Who ya gonna blame? Thomas Mulcair? . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: B.C. Bitumen Busters! Who ya gonna call? Greg Selinger?

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: B.C. Premier Condemns Enbridge Inc For Michigan Pipeline Spill

Finally, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has taken a public position on the Northern Gateway pipeline!

Enbridge, the company behind the condemned pipeline through her province “has some pretty important questions to answer” following revelations of its inept handling of a July 2010 spill in Michigan. The spill dumped more than 3-million litres of crude . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: B.C. Premier Condemns Enbridge Inc For Michigan Pipeline Spill

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Recovered: Canadian Progressive World Blog

The news is good! I’ve fully restored my blog, Canadian Progressive World, home of the provocative, unapologetic, activism-oriented and globally-conscious Canadian progressive! The blog was hacked Friday night after I published this story linking Enbridge executive J. Richard Bird to the unveiling lucrative Bill C-10 prisons project: “Enbridge executive’s company awarded first crime Bill C-10 . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Recovered: Canadian Progressive World Blog

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Enbridge executive’s company awarded first crime Bill C-10 $38.5-million prison project

Executive and company have strong and lucrative ties with the Canadian military and Harper government.

Opponents of the Conservative government’s crime Bill C-10 were justified to argue that private companies would profiteer from the new jail system the legislation proposed for Canada. On Tuesday, the Canadian Press reported that a Toronto-based construction company, Bird Construction . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Enbridge executive’s company awarded first crime Bill C-10 $38.5-million prison project

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Wanted: “Radicals” Against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline

Are you a Canadian radical? Are you ready to Harper and Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline? If your answer to both questions is YES, this call to action from radicals4ourcoast.ca is yours to answer:

“Does fighting to keep our Pacific coast oil-spill-free make you a “radical”? That’s what Stephen Harper’s Conservatives say.

. . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Wanted: “Radicals” Against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline