Tag: Andrew Weaver

Horgan and NDP in, Clark and Liberals out – what’s next for energy in British Columbia?

Horgan and NDP in, Clark and Liberals out – what’s next for energy in British Columbia?

Fractious battle over Kinder Morgan pipeline, languishing LNG, fracking banished to “science review” – likely scenario Congratulations to John Horgan, NDP leader and new premier of British Columbia. The Liberal government of Christy Clark lost a non-confidence motion Thursday and Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon invited Horgan, backed by Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, for form a government. Energy […]

Trudeau, Notley warn Horgan he has no authority to fight Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

Trudeau, Notley warn Horgan he has no authority to fight Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

Opposing Trans Mountain Expansion is a Hail Mary play, which has 2% chance of succeeding The lines are now drawn. John Horgan will lead a BC NDP minority government committed to opposing construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline with “every tool available,” while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley have pledged not […]

If BC stops pipeline, it’s political war with Canada, Alberta

If BC stops pipeline, it’s political war with Canada, Alberta

If Premier Horgan uses provincial powers to deny authorizations to Kinder Morgan, Prime Minister Trudeau must respond with full power of Canadian government Green Party leader Andrew Weaver says opposition to the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline was “critical” to both he and John Horgan, who needs the former climate scientist’s support to become premier. If a […]

Trans Mountain Expansion key issue in forming BC minority government?

Trans Mountain Expansion key issue in forming BC minority government?

BC NDP, Green Party leaders staunch opponents of Trans Mountain Expansion, slated to begin construction in Sept. The BC election recounts are in and Christy Clark and the Liberals do not have a majority, meaning they will be frantically negotiating with Andrew Weaver and the Green Party for support of a minority government. What role […]

‘Premier Horgan’ can’t stop construction of Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

‘Premier Horgan’ can’t stop construction of Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline

Trans Mountain Expansion is a done deal, construction like to start in Sept. Can a BC NDP minority government hinder or stop construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline? Some British Columbia politicians think so, some ill-informed pundits also think so, but the opinion of scholars is that the Canadian Constitution and 60 years of […]

Christy Clark election squeaker no threat to Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline – political scientist

Christy Clark election squeaker no threat to Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline – political scientist

Clark could still win a majority, but even in a Liberal minority government Greens have policy priorities other than Trans Mountain Expansion British Columbians woke up not entirely sure who their next premier will be now that Christy Clark may have lost her majority last night, garnering 43 seats, one short. Albertans woke up wondering […]

Site C study nothing but political skullduggery pretending to be academic analysis

Site C study nothing but political skullduggery pretending to be academic analysis

Bakker study on Site C hydro dam should have been released prior to election so it could be properly scrutinized A new UBC study pours cold water on the Site C dam project, saying it is uneconomic and work should be suspended pending a full review by the BC Utilities Commission. The authors take issue with almost all […]