British Columbia Burning

In British Columbia Burning, author Bethany Lindsay does an in-depth investigation into what happened last summer, also taking a look back at the history of wildfires in B.C. and a peak forward at the possibilities for both preventing and fighting them.
Justin Trudeau, Ottawa, oilsands, Kinder Morgan, Trans Mountain

Trudeau government ‘sought to suppress the evidence’ of pipeline ‘gamesmanship,' say court documents

The documents are the latest files to emerge in a legal review surrounding the unfolding Trans Mountain pipeline expansion saga, as a critical deadline approaches. The Texas-based company behind the project, Kinder Morgan, has said it will walk away from the pipeline if it fails to find a way — before May 31 — to resolve the financial risks it is facing due to fierce opposition in B.C.

What’s behind Kinder Morgan’s May 31 ultimatum? Follow the money

Kinder Morgan’s fanfare announcement is a cover-up. Trans Mountain pipeline expansion lacked commercial viability from the get-go. It has required government supported handouts at every stage of development. Kinder Morgan has put very little shareholder capital at risk. It has always looked to others — the shippers, Canadian investors and Canadian taxpayers — to do so.