First Nation Friday – Many First Nation Communities have endorsed Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain says it has received endorsements from 43 Indigenous communities Communities in Alberta and B.C. that are for the proposed twinning of the 1,150 kilometre pipeline from Edmonton to Burrard Inlet. As Justin Trudeau interrupts his international trip, (briefly!) to come back to Canada to meet with B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, many first nations groups feel they too hold a lot of the power to make or break the Kinder

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First Nations Friday – Trudeau preaches pipeline safety and spill prevention in BC, pipeline success in AB

Justin Trudeau is in the midst of a whirlwind Western Canada tour. On his western Canadian trip, Trudeau won’t be sitting down with B.C. Premier John Horgan, whose government opposes the pipeline and has tried to put several obstructions in the way of construction, some literal, and some metaphorical. Trudeau has said several times that getting environmental protections in place hinges on also getting resources safely to overseas markets. That requires pipelines. Ok, we will

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Liberal Federal & Provincial government spending playbook – How do we keep falling for this??

Canadians continue to fall for the same Liberal scheme – Promise Billions of Dollars of spending to “help an economy in need”. Then quietly don’t take action! OTTAWA —  The Parliamentary Budget Office –  the parliament’s spending authority – says the Liberals are lagging farther and farther behind on their infrastructure program. In the new report, it shows only half (Literally HALF!) of the $14.4 billion earmarked for the first phase of the infrastructure plan

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First Nation Friday – BC Premier Horgan flips on Fossil Fuels!

I owe B.C. Premier a sarcastic apology, he’s VERY pro-FOSSIL FUELS! When it’s HIS BACKYARD that sees all the profits… Reductions in green-house gas targets be damned! DRILL BABY DRILL! The BC NDP announced on Thursday a new framework to support a fossil fuel called the liquefied natural gas industry in the province. The tax breaks include relief from PST, the elimination of the LNG income tax and capping carbon tax at $30 per tonne

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Saturday/Sunday – Weekend Wrap Up – Part 2 – Aboriginal engagement, Government inaction, and being OceanWise

Saturday/Sunday – Weekend Wrap Up – Part 2 – Aboriginal engagement, Government inaction, and being OceanWise Part 2 – I was more optimistic with Canadian Business Leaders and Aboriginal Leaders working together, yet continuing to be disappointed with the prospects of government action. Of all the forums, this may have been my favourite! – Aboriginal Engagement Suncor COO Mark Little sat down for a round-table discussion (well, minus the table) with Fort McKay Chief Jim Boucher, President

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