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Standing Rock confrontation, AP

Life and death at Trans Mountain pipeline

David Dodge, former Bank of Canada governor, advisor to Alberta’s NDP government, made a grim prediction about the pipeline: “There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that. Nevertheless, we have to be willing to enforce the law,” Dodge told a forum in Edmonton. Kevin Taft weighs in on Dodge's foreboding words.

Kevin Taft: Bill Morneau just bought Canada another carton of smokes

A few days before Bill Morneau announced the federal government’s plan to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline, my morning newspaper displayed the collision of forces behind this decision. On one page was a story about the pipeline’s expansion, and on the facing page was a story about cities on B.C.’s coast planning to build seawalls and abandon low-lying land to cope with rising ocean levels