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Federal Carbon Tax a 'Constitutional Trojan horse' - Appeals Court sides with Alberta

  • 22 hours ago
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In a 4-1 decision, The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that the federal carbon tax is not constitutional. The ruling is good news for an oil industry in Canada that faced one it's most deadly blows in recent years just yesterday as Teck Resources withdrew is $20B application for the Frontier Oilsands Mine. The ruling also falls just days after the Alberta Government approved a new Suncor Oilsands Project - one that could create 3200 Construction & 200 Permanent Jobs. While the Alberta g...

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Teck Withdraws $20B Application for Frontier Oilsands Mine

  • 1 day ago
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According to a breaking story by CBC news, Western Canada based Teck Resources has withdrawn its application to build it's $20.6B oilsands project in Northern Alberta. A story by Global news story further confirms Teck's plans to withdraw. CEO and president Don Lindsay wrote in a letter addressed to federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, posted to the company's website Sunday evening saying "We are disappointed to have arrived at this point, and that "Teck put forward a socially an...

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Alberta Approves New Suncor Oilsands Project, 3200 Construction & 200 Permanent Jobs Possible

  • 3 days ago
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Wednesday afternoon, the Alberta government approved Suncor’s bitumen extraction project, Meadow Creek West. The project is a joint venture between Suncor and Nexen Energy ULC. Suncor applied for approval to the Alberta Energy Regulator in October 2017. On December 9, 2019, they submitted an application for Meadow Creek East.  The projects would be independent, but both would utilize steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology.  “Enabling projects like Meadow Creek...

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VIA Rail to temporarily lay off close to 1,000 workers as blockages continue

  • 5 days ago
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VIA Rail has announced that partial passenger train service will not resume this week, as previously anticipated, and they have “no choice” but to issue temporary layoffs to around 1,000 employees.  In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, VIA Rail says it “has no choice but to continue the cancellation of its services on a large part of its network.” The announcement comes a day after CN Rail granted VIA Rail permission to resume service on four corridors betwee...

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CN Shuts Eastern Rail Network Amid Pipeline Protests

  • 1 week ago
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Canada's largest cargo railway has shut down operations in Eastern Canada and VIA Rail has cancelled passenger service across the country Thursday as a result of anti-pipeline blockades. CN has obtained court orders in hopes of ending the blockades. It is progressively shutting down operations in Eastern Canada "until the illegal blockades end" as a means of protecting employees and protesters alike. More than 400 CN trains have been cancelled in the past week, CN president and CEO JJ Ruest sa...

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