An industry ad to amplify pro-pipeline perspectives is just one example of how the online conversation around the troubled Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion is, increasingly, being pushed to its edges by actors on both sides of the debate. Casual opinion polls and social media platforms are open battlegrounds as messages spread quickly and debate become increasingly polarized.
Taking expensive first-class flights, doling out pay raises from a clean water law, renting a condo from an energy lobbyist’s wife: These are just a few of the scandals that have recently dogged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
At its most recent investor meetings in Toronto on March 6-7, 2018, Kinder Morgan Canada presented a graph which purports to illustrate an urgent and ongoing need for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
Prime Minister Trudeau says Alberta's 100 million tonne "absolute cap on oilsands emissions" was a key factor in approving Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. But a close look at this cap reveals it has loopholes you could fit all of Nova Scotia's emissions through, or even entire nations like Costa Rica or Nicaragua.
If elected premier of Ontario, new Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford says he will get rid of the carbon cap-and-trade system and make sure millions of dollars stay in the province rather than heading for California or Quebec.
National Observer watched, listened and transcribed parts of seven one-on-one interviews Doug Ford gave after becoming Ontario PC leader. While it would not be fair to say media members only lobbed softball questions at the public figure, many gave him a great deal of space to touch broadly on his winning platform without getting into the weeds on what he will actually do if elected premier.
A long-running academic debate about trade statistics has taken on new importance after U.S. President Donald Trump was caught on tape bragging about making up trade statistics during NAFTA negotiations with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
As attorney-general, B.C.’s David Eby seems to be front and centre in nearly every file. ICBC, money laundering, proportional representation, banning big money, lobbying reform — you name it, he’s involved.