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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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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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IN THE NEWS ~ PM makes ‘about-face’ on B.C. pipeline

Published: August 8, 2012

Harper sounds first cautious note on controversial Northern Gateway project Les Whittington, The Toronto Star, NEWS, Page: A-1 Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the first time sounded a cautious note about the approval process for the highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline that would carry oilsands-derived crude from Alberta to the British Columbia coast. Harper’s government has […]

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IN THE NEWS ~ Pipeline will be decided by independent panel, not politics, says PM

Published: August 7, 2012

By Dene Moore, The Canadian Press / Times Colonist (duplicates in The Leader-Post (Regina); The Starphoenix (Saskatoon); The Province, AB; Waterloo Region Record; Guelph Mercury, AB; The Chronicle Herald; Red Deer Advocate; The Lethbridge Herald; The Daily News (Nanaimo); Prince George Citizen; VANCOUVER — Prime Minister Stephen Harper was unabashed Tuesday about his  support for […]

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