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Canadian ethics are not compromised by foreign investment

Jamie Ellerton September 10, 2012

This article first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada In the same week that China’s National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) applied for federal approval for its takeover of Canadian oil company, Nexen, Kuwait’s state-owned company was reported to have signed a deal with Canada’s Athabasca Oil Corp. That’s two countries, known for poor ethics, buying… Continue Reading »


U.S. Conflict Oil Imports on the Rise

Jamie Ellerton August 28, 2012

After years of progress, things have taken a turn for the worse for American energy consumers — and for U.S. foreign policy: Once again, after years of declining OPEC imports, the United States is increasing its reliance on conflict oil from Saudi Arabia. A regime whose values are so at odds with what the U.S…. Continue Reading »


Iran’s Conflict Oil brings us closer than ever to nuclear terror

Jamie Ellerton August 23, 2012

Oil sands haters still cling to the lame claim that Canada’s oil is just as bad as any other source. Because, they maintain, our oil may have marginally higher carbon dioxide emissions than other sources (in fact, our oil is often tied, or occasionally better, than a lot of conflict oil in total wheel-to-well emissions),… Continue Reading »


Chiquita CEO pays the price for attacking Canada’s ethical oil

Jamie Ellerton August 22, 2012

Bananas are the third most popular fruit in the world. And no wonder: they’re delicious. So how do you take one of the biggest banana producing companies in the world and find a way to make its profits just… disappear? Here’s how: You hire Fernando Aguirre and let him alienate an export market of 33… Continue Reading »


Friday afternoon roundup

Jamie Ellerton August 3, 2012

There has been a lot of news this week, so I thought I’d compile some weekend reading for our loyal blog readers with a Friday afternoon roundup. Thank you for your continued support of the work is doing. We couldn’t do it without you! Northern Gateway Pipeline: The Canadian Press is reporting this afternoon that… Continue Reading »

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