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Concerned BC citizens opposing Enbridge oilsands pipeline infuriated by "radical" label
Many of the groups opposing Northern Gateway aren’t led by stereotypical environmentalists—but some say the polarized debate is leading to “infuriating” assumptions and labeling.
May 22nd, 2012
Tides Canada's Ross McMillan shoots back at Ezra Levant's "money launderers" slur
“They're money-launderers," Ezra Levant said of Tides Canada. Ross McMillan, Tides Canada's director, sets the record straight.
David P. Ball
Apr 3rd, 2012
Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tanker route approved
Transport Canada issued a review today approving the supertanker route for the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway oilsands pipeline. The review stated that oil tankers can safely access a...
Feb 23rd, 2012
Government labels environmentalists "terrorist threat" in new report
Canada’s new counter-terrorism strategy lists environmentalism next to white supremacy as an “issue-based” terrorist threat. Is eco-terrorism really a danger to Canadians?
Feb 10th, 2012
Government pipeline rhetoric reminiscent of Cold War, McCarthyism: prof
Federal accusations that Enbridge opponents are "foreign" influenced "radicals" are frighteningly familiar to a Cold War historian.
David P. Ball
Jan 11th, 2012