The third-quarter GDP numbers are pretty upbeat on the surface but affirm that Canada's entire economic trajectory is being increasingly dominated by fossil fuel exports.
the oil industry
It is a little odd, this business of a Canadian neo-con minister, at the heart of the Harper government, threatening the United States with a closer economic relationship with Communist China.
More than 10,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., last Sunday with a simple goal: Encircle the White House. They were unified in their opposition to the planned Keystone XL pipeline.
The C. D. Howe Institute is out this morning with a press release entitled, "Raising Oil and Gas Royalties Does Not Benefit Provincial Coffers." Here is my initial take on the accompanying paper.
The Harper government's Big Idea for the future of the economy is that Canada should become an "energy superpower." What will make it so is the gargantuan development of the Alberta tar sands.
From Saturday through Sept. 3, protesters will gather outside the White House. They want the president to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, due to connect the U.S. to Alberta's dirty oil.
Jun 11, 2011
Gather at Coronation Park at noon
Coronation Park Centre of park by lake, between foot of Bathurst and the CNEToronto , ON
Canada43° 38' 3.1884" N, 79° 24' 22.9752" W
Join the women and men of the WNBR protest oil dependency in over 80 cities in 20 countries, including rides in seven cities across canada.
May 28, 2011
Ryerson Student Centre
55 Gould StreetToronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 28.7604" N, 79° 22' 42.5568" W
Part of a three-day Marxism conference.
In Canada, a seemingly well-functioning democracy, soaring energy prices haven't caused a political ripple -- even during a federal election campaign. What gives?
On March 3, ultra-right U.S. conglomerate Koch Industries signed up to lobby the province on energy and resource development policy issues, as well as taxation and economic development.