April 26, 2014

No Keystone Pipeline? Blame Canada

Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

To hear the Canadian government tell it, Barack Obama's administration has yet to approve the Keystone XL pipeline because it won't stand up to environmental activists. Exhaustive new reporting offers a more persuasive explanation: The oil pipeline hasn't been approved because the Canadian government keeps screwing up.

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TAGGED: Energy, Canada, Keystone XL Pipeline


April 22, 2014
Canada: The Next Oil Superpower?
Robert Collier, The National Interest
Canada’s unique brand of pipeline politics is driven by its strategic need to find new customers in Europe and Asia. Fully 97 percent of Canada’s oil exports go to the United States, where crude prices have been... more ››
April 22, 2014
How Did Canada's Middle Class Get So Rich?
Derek Thompson, Atlantic
Canada is officially home to the richest middle class on the planet, according to figures crunched from the Luxembourg Income Study Database. more ››
April 22, 2014
No, the CBC's Not Cool. Nor Should It Be
Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail
It must be alternately infuriating and demoralizing to work for the CBC. The English-language television broadcaster gets zero public praise. Everyone’s a critic and the private media seem out to delegitimize your very... more ››
April 16, 2014
U.S. Elections Are Rigged but Canada Can Help
Andrew Prokop, Vox
Is it possible to end gerrymandering? Well, the country just north of us managed to pull it off. "Canadian reapportionment was highly partisan from the beginning until the 1960s," writes Charles Paul Hoffman in the Manitoba Law... more ››
April 13, 2014
Why Quebec Finally Saw the Light
Brian Wilson, The Scotsman
Quebec has suffered from two decades of constitutional uncertainty, causing droves of companies to leave and stunting inward investment. I think there is already more of that going on here than is admitted. Certainly, if the... more ››