The Need for More Pipelines . To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them. This translation has been automatically generated and has not been verified for accuracy. The Alberta Liberal Party and all their constituents have a point. Greta Thunberg mocks Alberta energy minister over 'great time to be building a pipeline' comment . "But here's the thing," she added. While the interviewer laughed, Ms. Savage did not. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Climate is global. TC Energy completes Coastal GasLink pipeline stake sale, Alberta’s UCP government needs to apply strategic thinking to its environmental policies, Kenney defends province’s investment in Keystone XL pipeline after Biden pledges to kill project if elected, Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. Pipeline incidents can be caused by corrosion due to poor maintenance or construction practices; Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage is seen in Edmonton, on June 18, 2019. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. Many people are fuming after learning that the Liberal government, while championing the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline project, has been helping fund a B… Watch a feature by The Weekly on American money in the anti-pipeline fight: Krause said she isn't opposed to the principle of funding environmental groups from outside the country. Hundreds of Pro-pipeline supporters arrived in a convoy from Alberta and other parts of the country in to protest against the Liberal government on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Tuesday Feb 19, 2019. Albertans sick and tired of #ShutDownCanada anti-piepline protestors blockading the train tracks confronted law-breakers. Supporters of the indigenous Wet'suwet'en Nation's hereditary chiefs block access to the Port of Vancouver as part of protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Can Callers to the show represented a variety of different perspectives. "There is no evidence that that's true and it feeds into this notion that there isn't actually broad [Canadian] grassroots support for what some of these environmental teams are doing — [when] we know there is," Turner said. Premier Jason Kenney pointed to Teck’s Frontier withdrawal as a justification for the stringent approach. Indigenous persons and their allies protesting against construction of a pipeline on-site in Alberta. Truck convoy heads to Ottawa to protest lack of pipeline progress CTVNews.ca Staff Published Thursday, February 14, 2019 1:20PM EST Last Updated Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:30PM EST Sonya Savage made the comment Friday on … By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. TC Energy raises offer and reaches deal for TC PipeLines partnership. Mounting protests over a Canadian natural gas pipeline have led to dozens of arrests, buildings occupied and more than 150 train cancellations. Members of the yellow vest movement and a separate group … Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Turner, meanwhile, said that foundations such as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Hewlett Foundation, and the U.S. environmental group the Tides Foundation have far less of ability to manipulate the environmental agenda in Canada than Krause suggests. I think the coastal gas pipeline is also in serious trouble. In the face of rail and road blockades across Canada, the western province of Alberta is proposing tougher legislation against protesters engaged … Construction work began earlier this year. Ms. Savage’s spokesman acknowledged in an email that she was on the podcast. General The Pipeline protest is going to be back on the Henday again today let’s hear how happy this makes you. “People need jobs and those types of ideological protests that get in the way are not going to be tolerated by ordinary Canadians.”. In a podcast on Friday, Savage said that now would be a great time to build the pipeline… Audience Relations, CBC P.O. ", Stephen Hunt is a digital writer at the CBC in Calgary. Known as Bill 1, the “Critical Infrastructure Defence Act,” Kenney’s government launched the new law after Teck Resources announced its withdrawal of its Frontier Mine application, a $20-billion tar sands expansion project. Click here to subscribe. Alberta's emissions, the most recent report noted, surged 18 per cent from 2004 to May 2017, making the province responsible for 40 per cent of the country's emissions. Email: stephen.hunt@cbc.ca. From what I remember from constitutional law, banning pipeline protests should either be ultra votes the provincial legislature for either regulating interprovincial pipelines (a federal undertaking) or by making criminal law by imposing such harsh penalties (also a federal power). We hope to have this fixed soon. If anti-pipeline protest is a defiant act, the few who do it in Alberta rage against many machines. Our Morning Update and Evening Update newsletters are written by Globe editors, giving you a concise summary of the day’s most important headlines. You have a lawful right to protest, but not prevent infrastructure from functioning. Also available in French and Mandarin. Among the other con… Codie McLachlan/Reuters Alberta has introduced a law that would jail pipeline protesters for up to six months and impose huge fines starting at $1,000 a day. ", She asked why environmentalist don't instead focus on "landlocking the development of American oil and gas.". 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Two people have locked themselves onto trees in Burnaby today (Thursday) to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. In Alberta, where the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) manages provincial pipelines, performance is continuously improving. Mr. Trudeau acknowledged the dissent. Ron Christensen commented 2019-01-09 12:41:32 -0500 (self.alberta) submitted 4 months ago by Boogley-Woogley. Edmonton police broke up a fight during protests at the Alberta Legislature on Saturday morning. 0. A protest at the White House against a pipeline from the Alberta tar sands is emerging as the biggest green civil disobedience campaign in a generation, organisers said. Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney tabled a bill this week that if passed, would levy fines as high as $10,000 a day and up to six months jail time against protestors. A similar bill carrying increased trespassing punishments for animal-rights protesters at agricultural facilities came into force in December. That's sabotage. Alberta's Energy Minister Sonya Savage said people needed jobs and "ideological protests" would not be "tolerated" by ordinary Canadians. Find Directions between facilities using pipelines. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Sign up today. "She strips away the context massively, overstates the effectiveness, the power the scale of that money — and what it's able to to accomplish.". Alberta’s Bill 1: The Legal Questions Around Jason Kenney’s Protester Law If passed, individual protesters could face fines of up to $25,000 per day. The Trans Mountain Pipeline System, or simply the Trans Mountain Pipeline, is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Greta Thunberg calls out Alberta energy minister for advocating pipeline construction amid pandemic . Indigenous activists in Canada have vowed to continue their fight against a multibillion-dollar pipeline project across ... “It’s the kind of vital role that peaceful protest has played throug "The kind of research that she does is dangerous and not helpful to the conversation," Turner said. Audio for this article is not available at this time. Protesters blocked Albert Street for half an hour in support of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation's pipeline protest, despite two vehicles attempting to break through the crowd. Mr. Kenney said at the time that he would modify such orders to ensure they didn’t interfere with that right, as long as guidelines were being respected. Protesters opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline blocked the entrance to the Vancouver port early on Monday. It's not Canadian oil or gas. Read our. Unprompted, Ms. Savage went on to suggest that the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic favours pipeline construction. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. The government has less tolerance for civil disobedience. However, she said she feels there has been a disproportionate focus on the oilsands by American environmental activists, particularly considering the U.S. is now one of the top oil producers on the planet. “There are people who will not be … have increased their limits to 50 people for outdoor gatherings. Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them. A pro-pipeline protest of about 60 people took place Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver. This article was published more than 6 months ago. Greta Thunberg calls out Alberta energy minister for advocating pipeline construction amid pandemic . Comments are welcome while open. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. I'm under the impression that there are no new laws being introduced by the critical infrastructure act, just heavier penalties. "And that's the [real] issue here," she added. Thank you for your patience. Alberta tables bill that would jail pipeline protesters for up to six months, impose major fines. Both Alberta and B.C. All pipeline incidents in Alberta must be reported to us, including when a pipeline is hit but does not leak. An Alberta justice granted a province-wide injunction to CN Rail Wednesday afternoon, hours after a group blocked the company's line west of Edmonton. Maybe not — but that doesn't mean that the people involved aren't genuinely motivated by concern for the environment, by the industry's historic indifference to some of their concerns.". Google was also a key funder, along with $22 billion market cap Pacific Gas & Electric Co. The bill has passed and awaits royal assent to come into force. "Guess whose oil is getting to market and is getting the highest prices? Please log in to listen to this story. By putting their bodies on the line to stop Keystone XL from being constructed, protesters have effectively forced the Alberta government to impose a hard ceiling on the province’s oil production, with reductions to remain in effect throughout 2019. He didn't disagree with the numbers but disputed Krause's interpretation of them. © Copyright 2020 The Globe and Mail Inc. All rights reserved. Among the companies on the Tides Foundation board is Salesforce, a $4-billion cloud-based software firm. These practices lead to ongoing improvements to pipeline safety. Interactive map of pipelines & wells in Alberta based off of the AER Pipeline & Well Shapefiles. To some, it's a bill that will enforce the rule of law, protect public safety and stop protesters from harming the economy. Researcher Vivian Krause and award-winning Calgary author Chris Turner join Alberta at Noon to speak with Albertans about the impact — or lack thereof — of American money on the Canadian environmental movement, Millions of U.S. dollars are funding the anti-pipeline movement in Canada. Turner said Krause misrepresented the impact of the U.S. on the Canadian environmental movement because it fit conveniently into a narrative she is trying to present. In February, it introduced legislation imposing stiff fines and possible jail terms for protesters who damage or even interfere with the operation of a wide range of energy infrastructure – although such acts are already illegal. “Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people,” Ms. Savage said. The Premier defended the right to protest in the case of a man recently arrested at the legislature as he was protesting against public-health lockdown orders. Krause believes those American dollars are financing a message that has turned the conversation around, adding topics like pipeline development have become toxic. Alberta's energy minister cites a ban on protests when asked about a controversial project in Canada. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1. The almost-2,000-kilometre KXL pipeline was the subject of debate and protest for years because of its perceived environmental impact and was nixed under the … It shouldn’t have escaped your attention that the Tar Sands Campaign is being bankrolled by some extremely deep pockets including the Rockefellers, Bill Gates, the founders of Hewlett-Packard (though the funds claim to be independent from the company), and James Letwin of Microsoft. Krause has estimated that various U.S. funders have contributed in the neighbourhood of $40-million in recent years to hundreds of Canadian environmental and Indigenous groups. Article content continued. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Graeme Gordon Montreal, QC. "Is it 100 percent fair to the industry, the amount of pushback that they've gotten on particular pipeline product? (Gian Paolo Mendoza/CBC) Pipeline protests resume across Canada “The UCP have already used the pandemic as an excuse to suspend environmental monitoring. “We respect the right to lawful protests,” said Kavi Bal. Honestly I don’t think this should be legal because it hinders emergency services through the beautiful city of Edmonton plus it causes these people to lose support for there cause. Sam Edwards High Level, Alberta. Toggle navigation Alberta Oil & Gas Explorer. A group of Alberta oil and gas supporters will hold a counter-protest when climate change activist Greta Thunberg attends a rally in Edmonton on Friday. Workers rallying in a parking lot outside a meat packing plant to bring attention to the gendered and racialized impact of the Alberta government’s response to COVID-19. The protest … The Trans Mountain Pipeline System, or simply the Trans Mountain Pipeline, is a pipeline that carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Ten need-to-know facts about the #ShutDownCanada anti-pipeline protests. Irfan Sabir, the Opposition New Democrat energy critic, called Ms. Savage’s comments more of the same for the government. North America’s most infamous oil pipeline project just got a surprise $5.3 billion financial aid package from Alberta as the Canadian province fights to rescue its battered oil-sands industry. Article content continued. The debate about the impact of American money on the Canadian anti-pipeline movement continues fiercely with a pair of energy industry influencers taking calls from across Alberta on the subject. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. AER data indicates that over the past decade, the number of pipeline incidents declined by 32% while the length of pipelines grew by 13%. Support The Post Millennial. Full Disclaimer. Turner, who wrote The Patch: The People, Pipelines and Politics of the Oil Sands, argued that not all of that money is aimed at protesting oilsands-related developments. The people who converged on the McDougall Centre’s grounds at about 4 p.m. were very loud in calling for both Ottawa and Alberta’s NDP government to … "The campaign has been devastating," Krause said. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. 0. Top 10 facts about the #ShutDownCanada illegal protests, which are still crippling Canada’s vital infrastructure, including rail, highways and bridges. December 15, 2020. A 30-kilometre waterline will bring water from the South Saskatchewan River to Prince Albert’s water treatment plant as the city prepares for 200,000 litres of oil to pass by. Many people are fuming after learning that the Liberal government, while championing the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline project, has been helping fund a B.C. The company plans to have the pipeline up and running by the end of … “People are not going to have tolerance and patience for protests that get in the way of people working,” she said on the podcast, which was posted on the association’s website. The C$12.6 billion ($9.6 billion) expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta’s oil fields to the Vancouver area has faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed more than a decade ago. “These comments do not come as a shock,” he said. 0. She was asked about progress of the Trans Mountain Expansion project, which is under construction on its route between Edmonton and Vancouver. Pipeline News Most Popular. Phillip said in his statement the RCMP’s actions are in “direct contradiction” … Pembina plans $785M in capital spending for 2021, restarts work on two key projects. The $12.6-billion expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the Vancouver area has faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed more than a decade ago. A pro-pipeline convoy of around 160 trucks left Red Deer, Alta., today headed for Ottawa, to protest what they see as restrictive federal oil and gas policy. A ban on large gatherings or protests due to the COVID-19 pandemic creates optimal conditions for pipeline construction, according to Alberta ’s energy minister. February 19, 2020 4:50 PM 2 mins reading. “Let’s get it built.”. The federal government announced its plans for the controversial pipeline expansion between Alberta and Burnaby early Tuesday afternoon following a … Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language. The $12.6-billion expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the Vancouver area has faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed more than a … The RCMP's monitoring of Northern Gateway pipeline protesters was for the most part reasonable, according to a new report from the force's watchdog, … "I have no hope for any pipeline [being approved for development] until this campaign is brought to an end," she said. Nice to see those hard working pro-pipeline protestors go back to work so that they can help support those who clearly don’t know enough to hold down a job. The Canadian oil industry, which suffers from a lack of export pipelines, defends the project as necessary for Canada’s economy. It's American oil and gas. I'm a print subscriber, link to my account, Read more about following topics and authors. 0. 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The energy minister of the Canadian province of Alberta, Sonya Savage, told listeners to an oil trade association podcast that the coronavirus pandemic was the perfect time to move forward with the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due to bans on large protests… Some information in it may no longer be current. "I think the campaign is the reason why Northern Gateway was cancelled: Energy East, Keystone, Trans Mountain. The goal is to help them spread a message about the need to land-lock Alberta crude through protests against the construction of new pipelines. "We could stop the entire Canadian oil industry and it really wouldn't make a difference globally," she said. February 17, 2020 5:19 PM 4 mins reading. Canada is one of the world's largest per capita emitters, and has been urged to cut back pollution. The goal is to help them spread a message about the need to land-lock Alberta crude through protests against the construction of new pipelines. The broader concerns. That needs to stop," he said. One caller, Justin Vung from Edmonton, said that there was nothing charitable about protesting the construction of pipelines that keeps Canada out of the global oil market. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party government has a mixed record on protesters. "Climate isn't local. December 15, 2020. The debate about the impact of American money on the Canadian anti-pipeline movement continues fiercely with a pair of energy industry influencers taking calls from across Alberta on the subject. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranks Canada as having the fourth largest greenhouse gas emissions of the OECD's 35 developed national economies. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Krause said she doesn't believe the campaigns against oilsands development help fight climate change, since Canadian global greenhouse emissions amount to 1.6 per cent of total emissions. "That's not charity. Most Recent; Most Read; Husky shareholders back friendly takeover by Cenovus for $3.8 billion in shares. Sonya Savage made the comment Friday on a podcast hosted by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter . She also suggested that by turning up the heat on Canadian energy development, those same activists are enabling — or perhaps are motivated by — a desire to open up markets for Ameican oil producers. “I would note that the limitations to public gatherings … have benefited no one – including project proponents and any opposition groups.”. Alberta Pipeline Map. Follow topics and authors relevant to your reading interests. The Alberta government and Kinder Morgan hope to start construction on the pipeline expansion by the end of 2018. The Zero Canada Project provides resources to help you manage your health, your finances and your family life as Canada reopens. December 14, 2020 . When combined with the minister’s latest comments, this will harm the reputation of Alberta’s energy industry and inhibit our ability to attract investment and get our product to market.”. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. The OECD said that was due in large part to oilsands development. The provincial government has announced a $1.5 billion investment in the Keystone XL pipeline in an effort to ensure the project is completed and operational by 2023. 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