Petrostatehood is not a zero or one

Some time ago Nikiforuk published an article at Foreign Policy declaring Canada a petrostate. It caused a big splash and became a talking point in the culture wars that make up Canadian politics. Stephen Saideman called it hyperbole. And Andrew Leech called it short on evidence...

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Fracking, colonization and the Peace Country

Went to a public forum last night to hear about fracking in Northeastern BC. I thought I already knew how bad hydraulic fracturing and shale gas extraction are. But there is nothing quite like having graphs and maps enriched by honest, heartfelt stories, told by real breathing humans...

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Russ Campbell, Tim Ball and climate change (I mean global warming)

Media coverage of global warming, ahem, has been divisive. If you are a busy person trying to understand global warming, you might get a little confused by reading the National Post, the Calgary Herald, or Russ Campbell's blog. It's partly because of the lack of critical discourse about many self-proclaimed climate experts' credentials...

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