I can assure you that I never envisioned myself as I am now - a seasoned lawyer with a few university degrees changing diapers, cleaning toilets and wondering how I got here, writes Maureen F. Fitzgerald.
When Alberta premier Rachel Notley called a news conference this week to announce her NDP government is spending $1.4 million on billboards and other advertising to promote the Trans Mountain pipeline, she was driving the one big story the oil industry wants, and both she and the industry won.
Canada has taken a major step in cleaning up its oil and gas sector. We’re the first country to commit to methane emission regulations for the industry, marking an important shift toward climate protection.
BP’s assessment of the likelihood of an uncontrolled blowout are much too low, based on the Nova Scotia exploratory drilling conditions. BP’s assessment of the consequences of an uncontrolled blowout are based on unsubstantiated assessments of the times required for successful mobilization of blowout preventer capping stack, and if required, drilling a relief well. Both the short and long-term ‘co
The Alberta backlash against Suzuki is likely only the beginning. Big Oil and Alberta’s elite should get used to losing. Their empire is in decline. The hard truth — which few in Alberta, Bay Street or Ottawa want to acknowledge — is that in coming decades the oil industry must be phased out in Canada and around the world.
Alberta’s electricity sector is undergoing a substantial transformation. There’s no stopping it; the sector is changing worldwide. The change is driven by cheap renewable energy, aging infrastructure, declining coal value and the need to better manage the health impacts of air pollution.
We’re sure that Justin Trudeau would make an amazing, honest and sincere-sounding apology if there was an oil spill in Georgia Strait. A really good sorry, like so many men in the wake of #MeToo. But we want more than that. We want to be listened to now.
Imagine you’re an architect in a private consultation with a client, when suddenly he unzips his pants, starts masturbating in front of you, reaches climax, and then asks you for a tissue, acting like nothing happened.