A recipe for success in the oil sands for one company is partnering with the people who live in the region. Canada North Camps has opened camps in Alberta’s north for the oil and gas industry. In the process it has employed numerous aboriginals and also showed tremendous respect towards their traditions. John Fleming who […]
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld a ruling against a First Nation that wants to put an end to oil sands exploration on what it says is its traditional territory. Last year a Court of Queen’s Bench judge ruled against the Buffalo River Dene Nation’s challenge of exploration permits issued to Scott Land and Lease. […]
The dramatic drop in oil prices is having an impact around the world and Alberta’s oil sands is no exception. Mike Ekelund, the Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Initiatives for Alberta Energy says because “large projects are a marathon and not a sprint, unless they are still in the planning stages they are not easily shelved”, […]
It’s been 30 years since Mancur Olson, wrote The Rise and Decline of Nations. The premise is the longer a society enjoys political stability, the more likely it is to develop powerful special interest groups that erode economic prosperity. His words have proven prescient as we witness Europe’s debt-burdened stagnation and degeneration of the U.S. […]
In part three of this three part series, Rob chats with Doug Ford, of Communica Public Affairs Inc. about the PR and Engagement process in the Oil & Gas industry. You can watch the entire series here.
In part two of this three part series, Rob chats with Doug Ford, of Communica Public Affairs Inc. about the PR and Engagement process in the Oil & Gas industry. You can watch the entire series here.
In part one of this three part series, Rob chats with Doug Ford, of Communica Public Affairs Inc. about the PR and Engagement process in the Oil & Gas industry. You can watch the entire series here.
With Keystone XL, Northern Gateway and Energy East pipelines stalled at the gate, the Alberta Energy Regulator has given a tentative stamp of approval to the $3-billion Grand Rapids oil pipeline. Along with the “OK” comes 26 conditions. Considerably less than the more than 200 needed before the Northern Gateway can proceed. The pipeline in […]
“Climate change is happening now — and humans are responsible. We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense. We must put a price on carbon — now.” Speaker: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Context: This quote will only seem silly to climate change deniers, the energy industry and […]
Canada’s Natural Resources Minister vowed to introduce legislation requiring energy and mining companies to report all revenue paid to foreign and domestic governments, but Greg Rickford said its impact on corporate payments made to First Nations will be delayed for two years while Ottawa consults aboriginal leaders. At a meeting in Sudbury, Ontario in August, […]