The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s CNOOC/Nexen deal pushes Canada closer to becoming a China-dominated petro-state

Thanks to our petro-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, Canada is on the verge of becoming a China-dominated petro-state. The Chinese government now owns a large chunk of Canada and the lucrative Alberta tar sands after the Harper Government approved Friday the $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen Inc., a Calgary-based and Canadian energy company, by the ...

DeSmogBlog: Jim Hoggan Op-Ed in Vancouver Sun: Who Gets A Say In Our Democracy?

Tanker disaster.jpg Jim Hoggan, DeSmogBlog co-founder and president, has an op-ed in the Vancouver Sun today discussing the "ethical oil" crowd's attacks on democracy in the Enbridge Northern Gateway public hearings. Head over to the Vancouver Sun to read it: "Who gets a say in our democracy?" Here is an excerpt from the ending: If [Joe ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: When is "Foreign" Money and Influence, Not "Foreign" Money and Influence?

The Harper government has tried a new strategy in pushing through the Gateway Pipeline.  Apparently, we are now under attack by “foreigners”.  “Foreign” money is driving the debate.  “Foreign” radicals are trying to stop progress. And yet “foreign” ownership of the Tar Sands has accelerated since they took power.  Our new Natural Resources minister is ...

DeSmogBlog: Unethical Oil and Its Friends

northerngateway.jpg This is a guest post by Ian, originally published on The Real Story.  A year ago Enbridge CEO Pat Daniel announced a new foreign partner for its Northern Gateway Pipeline project. Daniel told a meeting in Whistler, BC that Sinopec, China’s second largest oil company, was investing an undisclosed amount in the pipeline approval process ...

Next time some ‘Ethical Oil’ salesperson gives you the ‘foreign influence’ bunk on the pipeline hearings, mention Alison’s post on the subject at Creekside

I watched in mild horror ’Question Period’ yesterday. Horror, not because CTV is too cheap to broadcast the show in HD, but because of the nonsense delivered on behalf of Alberta’s ‘Ethical Oil’ lobby by Huffington Post’s Kathryn Marshall. Her spiel was more about trying to trap Eric Swanson of Dogwood Initiative with circuitous and unrelated arguments rather . . ...

Next time some ‘Ethical Oil’ salesperson gives you the ‘foreign influence’ bunk on the pipeline hearings, mention Alison’s post on the subject at Creekside

I watched in mild horror ‘Question Period’ yesterday. Horror, not because CTV is too cheap to broadcast the show in HD, but because of the nonsense delivered on behalf of Alberta’s ‘Ethical Oil’ lobby by Huffington Post’s Kathryn Marshall. Her spiel was more about trying to trap Eric Swanson of Dogwood Initiative with circuitous and unrelated arguments ...