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IN THE NEWS ~ New figures show natural resources drive 20 per cent of the economy

Published: September 5, 2012

Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press    OTTAWA _ The federal Conservatives have re-calculated the impact of energy and mining on the Canadian economy in order to help bolster their strong support of the natural-resource sector against environmentalists and others.    Officials have figured out how much income the sector brings to the economy _ instead of just […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Harper must walk political tightrope in PQ’s Quebec

Published: September 4, 2012

With files from Mike De Souza, Tobi Cohen and Lee Berthiaume, Postmedia News OTTAWA — Blamed by some in his own party for adopting policies that helped reawaken the Quebec independence movement, Prime Minister Stephen Harper now finds himself walking a political tightrope as he prepares to face the demands of a fresh Parti Quebecois […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Opinion: Environmental assessments prevent problems

Published: September 4, 2012

By Peter Julian, Special to the Vancouver Sun Environment Minister Peter Kent may deny his government has abandoned environmental protection, as he did in an opinion piece published in The Vancouver Sun Aug. 28, but the facts prove otherwise. The new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA 2012), was rammed through Parliament as part of the […]

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NEWS ~ Lack of transparency in Nexen takeover: NDP

Published: August 30, 2012

Conservatives must conduct public review of deal OTTAWA ­– The secrecy surrounding the approval of Nexen’s takeover by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is of growing concern for Canadians. While the Conservative government has refused to provide clear information about the potential benefits of this foreign takeover, it has been revealed that Conservative […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Business plan for Kitimat refinery proposal ‘questionable’: Julian

Published: August 22, 2012

By Wanda Chow – Burnaby NewsLeader Federal NDP energy critic Peter Julian appreciates David Black’s contribution to the ongoing pipeline debate, but isn’t sold on his proposal to build a refinery in Kitimat. Black, owner of Black Press, which publishes the Burnaby NewsLeader, last week proposed building a $13-billion refinery to process the oil sands […]

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NEWS ~ LOCAL MPs CONDEMN BOUNDARY COMMISSIONER’S DISREGARD FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Published: August 21, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ~ AUGUST 21, 2012 Commissioner adamant no possibility of changes to proposed Burnaby North–Seymour riding BURNABY, BC – Local Members of Parliament Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby–Douglas), Peter Julian (Burnaby–New Westminster) and Fin Donnelly (New Westminster–Coquitlam) are expressing concern that recent comments by Stewart Ladyman, one of three commissioners comprising the Electoral Boundaries Commission […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Newspaper owner’s idea faces the same opposition confronting Northern Gateway itself

Published: August 18, 2012

Black’s refinery pitch promises jobs, safety But the newspaper owner’s idea faces the same opposition confronting  Northern Gateway itself By Gordon Hoekstra, Peter O’Neil, Gordon  Hamilton And Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun   B.C. community newspaper publisher David Black has floated the idea of  building a $13-billion refinery near Kitimat to reframe the discussion on the  […]

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NEWS ~ NDP call for proper review of Nexen takeover

Published: August 16, 2012

NDP MPs Julian and LeBlanc concerned with the Conservatives’ reckless approach NDP Industry critic, Hélène LeBlanc (LaSalle‒Émard), and Natural Resources and Energy critic, Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster), are concerned about the Conservatives’ refusal to have a parliamentary committee study the offer made by the China National Offshore Oil Corporation to purchase the Nexen Oil Company. […]

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