Postmedia, the owner of Canada’s largest chain of newspapers, says its lobbying efforts to get its sales division involved with a provincial “war room” supporting the Alberta oilpatch are consistent with its bid to help itself to Ottawa’s $595 million media support package.
The new Alberta government of Jason Kenney introduced its first piece on legislation on Wednesday, to scrap the province’s carbon tax, raising the stakes in its fight with the federal Liberal government over climate action.
The Conservative Party leader said he didn’t know he would be seated with Rich Kruger, the CEO of one of Canada’s largest fossil fuel companies, last week at the black-tie Politics and the Pen dinner, an event which was heavily sponsored by Kruger's company Imperial Oil.
Postmedia has hired a lobbying firm with close ties to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney in order to participate in the United Conservative Party government's new $30 million public relations war room" in support of oil and gas companies.
Oh, Canada. We may not have a national mythology built on a phrase like the American 'Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,' but we do have a myth based on the refrain that 'Ottawa Liberals hate Alberta.'
The Green Party of Canada has introduced a sweeping climate change plan that promises to stop foreign oil imports, create a non-partisan federal cabinet and turn Canada's economy carbon-free by the end of the 21st century.
The constitutional challenge by several provinces of federal carbon pricing failed. And though they bray at redoubled volume about an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, odds are low that they will succeed there either.
The shift to a low-carbon economy is "underway" and sectors like oil and gas, as well as the banks that loan money to them, are exposed to risks from climate change that could spill over into destabilizing "fire sales," the Bank of Canada said Thursday.