This month, the Transportation Safety Board confirmed that more than one million liters of oil were spilled when an eastbound oil train tipped onto a ranch near St. Lazare, Manitoba in mid-February. It is frequently argued in Alberta that if Canadians don’t want oil trains tipping into their streams and reservoirs, they should probably start […]

Source: Calgary Herald

A one-year delay on a pipeline touted as a sure thing means Alberta’s struggling oil and gas sector will need more trains to get product to market and continued production cuts, one economist says. On Friday, Enbridge announced its Line 3 pipeline replacement project is being pushed back a year. The long-awaited upgrade to aging […]

Source: CBC

Regardless of whether it is the “occupy” movement, concerns about the wealth and influence of the richest one per cent, or the recent populist attacks on economic institutions in North America and Europe, it is increasingly apparent that we need to do a far better job of addressing persistent poverty. The challenge is how to […]

Source: Calgary Herald

The City of Calgary spends billions of dollars each year and there’s bound to be plenty of disagreement between its nearly 1.3 million residents about how that money should be allocated. But if there’s one thing Calgarians can agree on — it’s that we should spend less on public art. That’s according to a wide-ranging […]

Source: CBC