British Columbia

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Dimitri Lascaris

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Hamilton, ON

June 12, 2023

Dimitri Lascaris’ Canada-Wide Speaking Tour


Natasha Bulowski
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said last year that no more public money would go toward the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Photo by Natasha Bulowski / Canada's National Observer

June 2, 2023

The federal government is once again putting taxpayer dollars on the line to prop up the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX).

Robert Tuttle
Construction crew works on pipe during construction on the Trans Mountain Pipleline expansion project at Bridal Falls, between Hope and Chilliack in the Fraser Valley. PHOTO BY TRANS MOUNTAIN CORP.

Jun 1, 2023

Costs jumped 44 per cent in March

The Trans Mountain pipeline received additional support from the Canadian government after the cost to expand the controversial Alberta-to-British Columbia oil conduit jumped 44 per cent in March.

Aastha Sethi, The Globe and Mail
The government announced that it would invest $19.5-million in charging stations for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.davidfillion/E+/Getty Images

May 30, 2023

B.C. government providing $30-million to help address the technology gap in the hard-to-decarbonize commercial transportation sector

The B.C. government’s increased support to help the commercial-vehicle sector reach its goal to eliminate emissions by the end of the decade is welcome, but it won’t solve the key obstacle, says the president of the BC Trucking Association.

First Nations leaders
Wedzin Kwa (Morice River)

Unist’ot’en Territory, May 25th, 2023

To our dearest supporters and allies,

TC Energy, in the construction of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline (CGL) has been reported by the Narwhal and a Citizen Monitoring Group as “having committed numerous environmental infractions, including slope failures, flooded worksites, and sediment entering wetlands and waterways.”

John Vaillant
Northern Alberta’s Bald Mountain wildfire burns on May 12. GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA FIRE SERVICE, VIA CP

May 19, 2023

We can’t call these supercharged wildfire seasons our ‘new normal.’ There’s nothing natural about how we changed the Earth’s climate

John Vaillant’s latest book is Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast.

David Gray-Donald
Illustration - Amanda Priebe - oil pump and cash

May 8, 2023

In 2018, Husky Energy asked Stephen Mason, who has years of experience developing oil and gas projects on the African continent, to get First Nations together to put in a bid to buy the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Pipeline. Husky, which has since been bought by Cenovus, had already booked space on the yet-to-be-built pipeline to get its oil from Alberta to the Pacific coast, where it could sell at higher prices. 

Zak Vescera
Frédérique Martineau led the successful campaign to form the only union for Starbucks’ workers in Vancouver. Photo by Zak Vescera.

May 10, 2023

Secrecy, suspicion and Steelworkers. Inside an organizing drive at the anti-union coffee chain.

It started when Frédérique Martineau had a bad day at work.

David Thurton
Workers lay pipe during construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on farmland in Abbotsford, B.C. on May 3, 2023. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)

May 13, 2023

Pipeline watchers say Ottawa may need to take a haircut if it wants to find a buyer

The overbudget Trans Mountain expansion project owes its lenders at least $23 billion and is looking to take on more private debt as the federal government shuts its wallet and construction costs skyrocket.


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