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Property rights group visits Sangudo

“David versus Goliath.” That’s how CAEPLA—the Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowner Associations—characterizes the relationship between landowners and pipeline companies that want to build pipelines through their land.

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Can A Pipeline Company Learn?

“JUST WRITE THE DAMN CHECKS!”

Happy 2015, everyone! We’re sorry we’ve been away for a while. Since before the holidays, we’ve been attending to some life-matters and over the past few weeks, we’ve been getting back into the swing of a particularly busy new semester.

We do have a bit of news to share, however. Interestingly, the always-excellent Dave Hasemyer at Inside Climate News had a new story out last week featuring our friend Dave Gallagher. Continue Reading

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TransCanada Eminent Domain Lawsuit May Embarrass GOP Keystone XL Pipeline Supporters

Sean Hannity and his friends on the Republican right must be furious about the outrageous land grab happening to private American citizens in Nebraska. Wait, what? He’s in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline project anyway? How could that be?

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Exxon Mobil Corporation vs. Enbridge Inc: Which Stock Is a Better Buy for Dividend Investors?

Enbridge Inc (TSX:ENB)(NYSE:ENB) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (TSX:XOM) have a lot in common.

Both companies are top operators in the oil patch. Both have long track records of paying dividends. And unless people start fueling their cars with pixie dust, both will likely be rewarding shareholders for decades to come.

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Invest in agriculture via Index funds and more

The best way to [invest in agriculture] is buy a farm. You can buy stocks, if you buy the right companies seed companies, fertilizer companies. You can buy countries. Some countries are more agriculture oriented than others. Continue Reading

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Provinces have no right to pipeline ‘conditions’

The spectacle of Alberta Premier Jim Prentice having to meet with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne this week to discuss their “conditions” on the Energy East pipeline reversal is a sad and shameful state of affairs. Continue Reading

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Let’s Keep Talking

Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada addresses recent demonstrations on Burnaby Mountain and encourages ongoing dialogue.

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Political Interference is Preventing Pipeline Safety

TransCanada Pipeline’s Energy East project has run into some serious opposition in Ontario and Quebec.

The premiers of those provinces have joined forces to effectively shake down the $12-Billion, 4,400 km pipeline in the name of the environment, safety, and benefits for their respective provinces.

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Pipeline politics could fuel talk of Alberta separation

Few people are indifferent to the prospect of global warming, but that doesn’t mean that greenhouse gas emissions should cloud the debate over construction of new pipelines. Continue Reading

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Alberta premier hopes to rebuild relationship with landowners

Alberta premier Jim Prentice made property rights the focus of his first bill in the new sitting of the legislature.

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Thanksgiving 2014: Why I am thankful for property rights (yes, you read that correctly)

This Thanksgiving, I give thanks for something our forebears gave us: property rights.

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Manitoba Hydro Threatens Expropriation

Bullying has been a hot topic of conversation the last couple of years.

The behaviour has become socially unacceptable, its practitioners pariahs.

But it seems the brain-trust at Manitoba Hydro didn’t get the memo.

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NEB – Government of Canada Pipeline Regulations: Criminalization of Farming?

The National Energy Board (NEB) is at it again, proposing new regulations that directly affect pipeline landowner’s property rights and freedoms.

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Why Money Doesn’t Measure Value

Anyone who knows him personally would attest that David Gordon is a troublemaker. He lived up to this label with a recent review of the new book by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames. Continue Reading

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Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowners Associations

Pipeline Poll

Should pipeline companies be allowed to give money to police?

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