Calgary Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, horse, Calgary Stampede parade, Calgary

Call it the 'Calgary effect'

Overlooked cell phone-wielding young voters and people hanging up their phones are among the factors that contributed to the "major polling failure" that wrongly projected Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi's resounding defeat in October, says an internal Mainstreet Research report.

Indigenous groups unite to make Chevron pay

Indigenous groups in Canada and Ecuador have united on the battleground for one of the largest environmental claims in history as Ecuadorian villagers ask Canadian courts to enforce an Ecuadorian court order of US$9.5 billion against Chevron for extensive damages from toxic oil waste.
Buy American, Brad Duguid, Ontario

Ontario government gives $100 million to Alberta petrochemical company under investigation

Ontario is giving a $100-million grant to a Sarnia-area petrochemical company currently under investigation by the province’s environment ministry. Alberta-based Nova Chemicals, which operates three plants in the Sarnia region, is being investigated over allegations it didn’t properly report a Nov. 8 incident at its site in Corunna, south of Sarnia.

NEB says Kinder Morgan doesn't have to follow Burnaby bylaws

Energy company Kinder Morgan has received permission from the federal pipeline regulator to break the rules of the metro Vancouver suburb of Burnaby in its construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The regulator said it can’t yet explain why it made this decision. B.C.’s Environment Minister George Heyman is shocked and says all Canadians should be concerned.