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Alberta Diary: Ethical Oil charity complaint sparks Alberta corporate complaint

Commentator Ezra Levant lets go a broadside at Tides Canada on his Sun News Network program. Below: Researcher Tony Clark; Jamie Ellerton, executive director of Mr. Levant’s Ethical Oil Institute; National Revenue Minister Gail Shea.

As is well known, the “Ethical Oil Institute,” the Edmonton-based organization founded by Sun News Network commentator Ezra . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Ethical Oil charity complaint sparks Alberta corporate complaint

LeDaro: Has Harper Government declared war on environmental groups?

Ross McMillan of Tides Canada is interviewed by Evan Solomon.

Tides Canada is one of the organizations targeted by the Harper government. It looks Harper is determined that nothing stands between him and the Tar Sands oil. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Has Harper Government declared war on environmental groups?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Tides Canada Responds To Attempted Federal Kneecapping

“Tides Canada welcomes the provisions in the 2012 federal budget concerning transparency and accountability in the charitable sector. Tides Canada operates well within the Income Tax Act threshold for allowable “political activity.” The organization’s grant-making is, and will continue to be, fully compliant with the Income Tax Act and Canada Revenue Agency guidelines and policies.

. . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Tides Canada Responds To Attempted Federal Kneecapping

Politics and its Discontents: Words, Words, Words

And, I suspect empty ones at that as energy giant Enbridge Inc. denies any role in the Harper government’s cancellation of a grant from the Gordon and Betty Foundation to help fund public-private consultations into the economic use of the waters off British Columbia’s north coast.

This cancellation occurred, by the way, after vigorous lobbying . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Words, Words, Words