A new investigative report shows how Ottawa and Alberta and an oil lobby formed a secret committee.
According to the probe, the two governments struck up a secret, high-level committee in early 2010 to coordinate the promotion of the oil sands with Canada’s most powerful industry lobby group, a document obtained through an access to information request reveals.
Fascinating stuff …
On a more personal note, 400 people in Edmonton and Toronto were polled to find out their attitudes about the oil sands development in Alberta. And the results may surprise you. For one thing, both groups, despite their regional differences, are concerned about the environmental impact.
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Last but not least: First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers, well known for his depictions of colourful sunsets and peaceful winter scenes, is no longer shying away from protest and politics. A Member of the Order of Canada, Vickers has decided to take a public stand against Enbridge Inc.’s proposal to build an oil pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C.
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