Northern Reflections: What They’re Trying To Do

In the wake of the stand off over the Kinder-Morgan pipeline, Paul Krugman provides some important economic insights: Not that long ago, calls for a move to wind and solar power were widely perceived as impractical if not hippie-dippy silly. Some of that contempt lingers; my sense is that many politicians and some businesspeople still think ...

Northern Reflections: A Dark Future

Yesterday’s meeting between Justin Trudeau, John Horgan and Rachel Notley does not bode well for the future. Michael Harris writes: Whatever side you take on Kinder Morgan’s plan to triple its pipeline capacity from Alberta through B.C. to tidewater, a bomb is about to go off in Canadian politics. There will be plenty of shrapnel ...

Northern Reflections: The Law And Wisdom

Tom Walkom writes that, when it comes to the Trans Mountain pipeline, the Trudeau government has the law and the constitution on its side: The proposed Trans Mountain heavy-oil pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific coast has law, economics and the Constitution on its side. It has been approved by the National Energy Board and ...

Northern Reflections: What They Don’t Want But Need

The standoff between Alberta and British Columbia has put Justin Trudeau in a bind. But he put himself in that bind before the governments of the two provinces decided to go to war over the Kinder-Morgan pipeline. Trudeau argued that pipelines could be built if Canadians paid a carbon tax. Tom Walkom writes: Notley brought ...