Citizen Action Monitor

Selfish motives drive Canada’s political and business elites to press for pipeline action

Powerful capitalist elites want profits, political leaders want to retain capitalists’ support by growing the economy. No 2202 Posted by fw, April 20, 2018 “From Canada’s corporate media, oil industry, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

New poll results imply majority of Canadians misinformed about dire consequences of climate change

What other inference can one draw when majority of BC residents, as well as Canadians, support Kinder Morgan pipeline project? No 2201 Posted by fw, April 19, 2018 “A new … Continue reading

April 19, 2018

Canada’s constitution is on BC’s side of Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute, says legal expert

Horgan is right to be “calm and patient”; Trudeau “seems ignorant of reality”; Notley’s “completely wrong”. No 2200 Posted by fw, April 15, 2018 “ ‘[Rachel Notley’s] completely wrong about … Continue reading

April 15, 2018

Trudeau/Notley/Kinder Morgan case against BC fraudulent, argues Rabble’s Linda McQuaig

McQuaig picks apart the “chorus of rage” from business and political ranks over B.C.’s refusal to fall into line. No 2198 Posted by fw, April 13, 2018 “Then, of course, … Continue reading

April 13, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Despite mounting rebuttal evidence, PM Trudeau repeats misguided “environment and economy” pitch  

In a decade or two, will he be Canada’s most reviled PM for ignoring dire climate-related health, economic and environmental risks? No 2196 Posted by fw, April 8, 2018 First, … Continue reading

April 8, 2018

Trudeau has lied to Canadians, deceived us into believing Kinder Morgan will have no adverse effects

Environmental engineer and former Kinder Morgan employee, explains why she opposes pipeline expansion. No 2192 Posted by fw, March 27, 2018 “That is absolutely the worst time to be investing … Continue reading

March 27, 2018

People power of local groups pull off nationwide actions of resistance to Kinder Morgan pipeline

Kudos to Leadnow and 350.org’s support of Indigenous-led resistance, as thousands show up at MP offices. No 2191 Posted by fw, March 27, 2018 “You got the government’s attention: Environment … Continue reading

March 27, 2018

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

Two thumbs way up for 350.org’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline. No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018 “Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and … Continue reading

March 1, 2018

Revisiting 2016 event when Trudeau misled Canadians about KM pipeline decision-making process

His Trans Mountain approval prompted scientists to question what he meant by “science- and evidence-based decision-making” No 2170 Posted by fw, February 28, 2018 “[On November 29, 2016] Trudeau along … Continue reading

February 28, 2018

The case for blocking Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline

Allowing the Trans Mountain pipeline to go forward now would sabotage meagre gains made by fed’s carbon scheme. No 2166 Posted by fw, February 23, 2018 “[Canada’s] climate plan was … Continue reading

February 23, 2018

Here’s what Trudeau and Notley won’t be telling Canadians about a new Kinder Morgan pipeline

KM’s new pipeline will significantly increase our ocean acidification and climate crises, says expert Barry Saxifrage No 2160 Posted by fw, February 8, 2018 “Lost in the heated arguments over … Continue reading

February 8, 2018

Alberta premier Notley’s threatened court action over BC’s bitumen ban is “ill-fated,” says Prof

Notley’s case is based on “questionable claims and assumptions.” There is another way, but who’s listening? No 2157 Posted by fw, February 5, 2018 “Premier Rachel Notley is clearly frustrated … Continue reading

February 5, 2018

Kinder Morgan expected Trudeau to break his promise to redo NEB’s review of pipeline project  

Trudeau lies to voters; Kinder Morgan lies to the NEB and Canadians. Will BC’s NDP government protect the integrity of our democracy? No 2037 Posted by fw, August 22, 2017 … Continue reading

August 22, 2017

Delusional Trudeau and Notley ignore facts, cling to oilsands’ pipe dream promises

“The party’s over … but Trudeau can’t seem to bring himself to leave.” The Tyee. No 2011 Posted by fw, July 19, 2017 “The oilsands have become, politically, the gift … Continue reading

July 19, 2017

Tell Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to say NO to Kinder Morgan

U.S.-based Kinder Morgan is asking Canadian funders to invest money in its Trans Mountain pipeline to increase capacity to 890,000 barrels a day. No 1900 Posted by fw, February 24, 2017 … Continue reading

February 24, 2017

With his KM pipeline approval, Trudeau has said “screw you” to millennials who brought him to office

“Climate leaders don’t build pipelines.” Trudeau ignores those words at his political peril. No 1858 Posted by fw, December 28, 2016 “When Trudeau approves the $35-billion Petronas LNG project, rubber stamps … Continue reading

December 28, 2016

Canada’s parliamentary system “is totally unsuited to deal with a large controversy”

We need a representative government where voter is boss, not PM, with referendum option on major issues. No 1850 Posted by fw, December 20, 2016 “Our version of a parliamentary system … Continue reading

December 20, 2016