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Protest accuses Trudeau of fiddling on pipeline while climate change Burn PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 23 August 2018 14:07

By Joan Bryden in News, Energy, Politics | August 23rd 2018

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/08/23/news/protest-accuses-trudeau-fiddling-pipeline-while-climate-change-burns-bc

 

 

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Tawahum Bige from the Lutsel k'e Dene and Plains Cree nation with protesters outside the Vancouver

Island Conference Centre during day two of the Liberal cabinet retreat in Nanaimo, B.C., on Aug. 22, 2018. Photo by The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito

 

Several hundred pot-banging, whistle-blowing pipeline protesters gathered outside the Vancouver Island Conference Centre where Trudeau and his ministers were holed up for a cabinet retreat amid the acrid smell of smoke from the hundreds of wildfires burning across British Columbia.

They questioned how Trudeau can claim to be concerned about climate change when his government is paying $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and ensure it's expanded to carry Alberta oil to B.C.'s coast.

Multiple protesters carried signs accusing the prime minister of fiddling "while B.C. burns."

Inside the conference centre, Trudeau and his ministers met with B.C.'s NDP premier, John Horgan, 

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 August 2018 14:21
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Protest accuses Trudeau of fiddling on pipeline while climate change burns B.C. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:52
Protest accuses Trudeau of fiddling on pipeline while climate change burns B.C.
By Joan Bryden in News, Energy, Politics | August 23rd 2018
 
Protest accuses Trudeau of fiddling on pipeline while climate change burns B.C.
By Joan Bryden in News, Energy, Politics | August 23rd 2018
https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/08/23/news/protest-accuses-trudeau-fiddling-pipeline-while-climate-change-burns-bc
 
 
Tawahum Bige from the Lutsel k'e Dene and Plains Cree nation with protesters outside the Vancouver Island Conference Centre during day two of the Liberal cabinet retreat in Nanaimo, B.C., on Aug. 22, 2018. Photo by The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito
Justin Trudeau's twin objectives to reduce Canada's carbon emissions and build a pipeline to carry oilsands bitumen to the coast collided Wednesday in a province ravaged by wildfires that the prime minister's own government attributes to climate change.
 
Several hundred pot-banging, whistle-blowing pipeline protesters gathered outside the Vancouver Island Conference Centre where Trudeau and his ministers were holed up for a cabinet retreat amid the acrid smell of smoke from the hundreds of wildfires burning across British Columbia.
 
They questioned how Trudeau can claim to be concerned about climate change when his government is paying $4.5 billion to Kinder Morgan to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and ensure it's expanded to carry Alberta oil to B.C.'s coast.
 
"Climate Leaders Don't Buy Pipelines," proclaimed one banner brandished by protesters.
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Oilsands crude headed for price shock in 2020 due to new fuel standards PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 08 June 2018 18:34
 
The coming marine shipping rules could double or even triple the discount on heavy oil, pushing it much wider than the US$30 a barrel discount from earlier this year
 
Raw oilsands. Tighter pollution rules by the International Maritime Organization is expected to wallop prices for heavy oil containing high levels of sulphur.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press
The Canadian Press
Dan Healing
http://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/new-marine-fuel-standards-expected-to-hit-prices-for-oilsands-crude-in-2020June 7, 2018
 
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CALGARY — Canada’s oilsands industry, hard hit by a price storm this year, could be sailing straight into a pricing typhoon stirred up by new fuel standards for the international shipping industry.
 
The tighter pollution rules by the International Maritime Organization, dubbed IMO 2020, are set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020, resulting in the sulphur content limit of “bunker” fuel on ships dropping from 3.5 per cent to just 0.5 per cent.
 
The switch is expected to wallop prices for heavy oil containing high levels of sulphur — exactly the kind of the raw bitumen that makes up about half of Canada’s 4.4 million barrels per day of crude oil production.
 
“It’s bad news for any producers of heavy, sour crude oil,” said Martin Tallett, president of Massachusetts-based oil market research firm EnSys Energy.
 
“The shock is going to go through the system and affect all products, all regions.”
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Martyn Brown: Justin Trudeau declares war on British Columbia PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 03 February 2018 16:23

2:38 PM Georgia Strait

Martyn Brown: Justin Trudeau declares war on British Columbia"

Alberta premier Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's alliance on pipelines could cause federal Liberal fortunes to crash in B.C.

"That pipeline is going to get built," Justin Trudeau on Edmonton’s CHED radio.

"We will stand by our decision. We will ensure that the Kinder Morgan pipeline gets built."

With that, Canada’s prime minister has declared war on British Columbia’s efforts to stop that widely unwanted project, which our provincial government has taken new actions to frustrate, further to its other announced and ongoing efforts.

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Canada's ill-conceived trade in Canadian hormone treated beef and genetically modified organisms. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 03 December 2017 12:54

 

1997 September 25

 

In Peter Cook's article in the Globe and Mail September 24, 1997,  "Genetically modified food fads" he referred to an appeal launched by the European Union against a ruling in favour of Canada. Canada had filed a complaint with the World Trade organization about the European Union's banning of  Canadian beef that contains hormones.

 

Citizens in Canada are becoming more and more outraged  about what might be imposed on Canada as a result of trade agreements. Canadian citizens must be equally outraged by the government of Canada's action, in the name of trade,  to undermine high standards in Europe. People still remember "safe tested" Thalidomide, DDT, CFCs, PCBs, Dioxin and others. .Peter Cook referred to European concerns about genetically engineered Canadian Canola, and hormone administered beef as being from "anxiety-ridden consumers" and that Canada will have to urge "their European counterparts to show leadership rather than constantly pandering to popular fears".

 

True leadership would be a willingness to act in the public good, and for Canada to accede not only to the will of the European community but also to the will of Canadians who are justifiably concerned about the safety of these processes and products.

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