Trans Mountain Pipeline

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The Trans Mountain pipeline and the end of the ‘veto’ fallacy

Today’s appeal court ruling rejects the notion of First Nations having a veto over oil projects. But it’s not the end of the legal saga.
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Why Jason Kenney’s workaholic style may not work when he’s premier

Jason Markusoff’s Alberta Politics Insider for April 18: Dying on every hill, Kenney’s one-man Department of Micromanagement, and more
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Jason Kenney’s Alberta: Open war for business

Alberta voters embraced the UCP’s constant battle posture, but they may soon find it exhausting—and counterproductive
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Rachel Notley and the political company she can’t keep

Jason Markusoff’s Alberta Politics Insider for April 9: The NDP’s lonely feeling, Jason Kenney’s pyrrhic emissions policy, and more
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It’s time to leverage Canada’s energy advantage into a geopolitical one, too

Opinion: Pipeline projects and energy developments will allow Canada to flex more influence on the world stage—and weaken the grip of bad international actors
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How the Trans Mountain pipeline became a political dumpster fire

Internecine party squabbles, centuries’ worth of broken promises to First Nations and the country’s nastiest rhetorical swill: that’s a lot for one pipeline to carry
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Respect for First Nations rights could’ve spared us this panic over Trans Mountain

Pam Palmater: The only people who should be shocked are First Nations. How many times must they fight the same battles for well-established rights?
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The Liberals own the Trans Mountain court loss as surely as they own the pipeline

They got a schooling in the meaning of consultation. But can their opponents credibly claim they’d do any better?
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The Trans Mountain expansion isn’t dead. But delays will be costly.

Trevor Tombe: A court ruling quashing the expansion is a setback for the Trans Mountain pipeline, Alberta’s energy industry, and the provincial government. But it’s not the end of the road.
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Justin Trudeau faces new versions of very old Canadian problems

Overwhelming reliance on the U.S. market, fractious provinces, natural resource challenges—the greatest hits of Canadian policy just won’t go away