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Tim Hortons, Enbridge ads, boycott, social media

Tim Hortons drops Enbridge ads following Twit-storm

The power of social media was seen today when Tim Hortons bowed to public pressure to yank its Enbridge ads from screens in 1,500 locations
NDP Charlie Angus Duffy Enbridge PMO - Facebook

Harper no-show as NDP pummels Duffy-Enbridge-PMO ties

For the third day of questioning, federal New Democrats hammered the Conservative government about why Prime Minister Stephen Harper was working so closely with now-suspended Senator Mike Duffy in...
Mike Duffy trial, Harper and Senate Scandal, Enbridge, House of Commons

Was Duffy Enbridge's pipeline to Harper?

The senator's diary, hastily swiped with black-marker redactions, reveals that Duffy had teleconferences and exchanges with pipeline giant Enbridge—none of which were recorded with the federal...
Mike Duffy trial, Harper and Senate Scandal, Enbridge, House of Commons

Enbridge dismisses allegations of impropriety with Duffy

Following a National Observer investigation that triggered questions in Parliament about Mike Duffy's relationship to Enbridge and Prime Minister Harper, the company responded on Friday by...
Enbridge, pipeline, Northern Gateway, Ellis Ross, Haisla Nation

Gov't emails reveal concerns over First Nation consultation on Enbridge Northern Gateway

A damning email obtained by a northern B.C. First Nation shows the federal government's own staff had serious concerns about the crown's consultation process with First Nations. “First Nations were...
"Kitimat" Playwright Elaine Avila with director Janet Hayatshahi.

"Kitimat" brings drama of Enbridge Northern Gateway plebiscite to life on stage

“Kitimat”, a play written by B.C. playwright Elaine Avila, takes the story of a northern B.C. town over 2,000 kilometres to Pomona College, an intellectual hub near Los Angeles.  It’s a story...
Enbridge racks up $264,000 in National Energy Board penalties this month

Enbridge racks up $264,000 in National Energy Board penalties this month

CALGARY — The National Energy Board has slapped pipeline builder Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) with $264,000 in penalties this month. Two penalties — each worth $100,000 — relate to work on its Line 3...

Sarah Harmer concert to raise funds for First Nations' fight against Enbridge

On March, 24, Juno-nominated singer/songwriter and activist Sarah Harmer will join Chris Brown of the Citizens Band for a performance at Vancouver's York Theatre. The concert is a benefit for...

Artists shed new light on Enbridge, tar sands and environmental destruction

Lindy Sisson is one of four Vancouver artists featured here who are using their art to raise awareness about the oil pipelines.
Stephen Harper and Canadian armed forces

Bill C-51 could be the biggest bait and switch Canada has ever seen: opinion

Bill C-51 may end up being the biggest bait and switch in the history of Canada.