Pipeline politics threatening to divide

Investigative Reporter / Winnipeg

Award-winning reporter Kathleen Martens covers western and northern Canada for aptnnews.ca. A veteran of the Brandon Sun, Sun Media and APTN Investigates, she is based in APTN’s head office, specializing in stories about property, women’s rights and community.

6 thoughts on “Pipeline politics threatening to divide

  1. if North America agrees with the pipelines, then you might as well kiss the luscious deep green forests good bye, alike the other countries, they were probably once beautiful like our territories that we occupy today. We took care of our Territories and there was no greed whatsoever. Our home on Native land..
    If the pipelines are build In Canada and the United States , Our Nations will not worry about other countries about stopping their wars in their territory like Iraq that has oil wells. These wars that occur carry the oil that you need to drive your vehicles, unless you already own an electric vehicle or smart vehicle.
    It’s all up to the leaders to come to terms of what we need to survive and be selfish at the same time. Oil is needed while everyone is transitioning to electric or smart vehicles.
    Would the wars stop altogether? would everyone come to an agreement? People want North America untouched, maintained with its luscious forests and fresh waters for the future generations.

  2. if North America agrees with the pipelines, then you might as well kiss the luscious deep green forests good bye, alike the other countries, they were probably once beautiful like our territories that we occupy today. We took care of our Territories and there was no greed whatsoever. Our home on Native land..
    If the pipelines are build In Canada and the United States , Our Nations will not worry about other countries about stopping their wars in their territory like Iraq that has oil wells. These wars that occur carry the oil that you need to drive your vehicles, unless you already own an electric vehicle or smart vehicle.
    It’s all up to the leaders to come to terms of what we need to survive and be selfish at the same time. Oil is needed while everyone is transitioning to electric or smart vehicles.
    Would the wars stop altogether? would everyone come to an agreement? People want North America untouched, maintained with its luscious forests and fresh waters for the future generations.

  3. Metis are not a nation. They are products of settlement with absolutely no aboriginal rights. Canada erred in their inclusion as aboriginal people in the constitution

  4. In or about 1998 I worked for department of fisheries and oceans monitoring oil sands of fort mcmurray. One thing I found disconcerting is the lack of birds around the oil sands, noticeable with the smell of the open out mine. Back then, at our meetings, was the lack of any mention of alternative energy sources I.e. wind, solar, etc. With the subsidies and investment into oil production it is nearly impossible for any level of government to find viable alternative energy sources. Oil has been historically used and old money endorsements has precluded investments in new sources, and technology investment has been sparse. We need serious consideration of alternative energy sources. Example: why is it that there are no windmills on houses when these could reduce the need for out of source energy? The potential is great and there is one community farm I know of that is completely off the energy grid.

  5. Metis are not a nation. They are products of settlement with absolutely no aboriginal rights. Canada erred in their inclusion as aboriginal people in the constitution

  6. In or about 1998 I worked for department of fisheries and oceans monitoring oil sands of fort mcmurray. One thing I found disconcerting is the lack of birds around the oil sands, noticeable with the smell of the open out mine. Back then, at our meetings, was the lack of any mention of alternative energy sources I.e. wind, solar, etc. With the subsidies and investment into oil production it is nearly impossible for any level of government to find viable alternative energy sources. Oil has been historically used and old money endorsements has precluded investments in new sources, and technology investment has been sparse. We need serious consideration of alternative energy sources. Example: why is it that there are no windmills on houses when these could reduce the need for out of source energy? The potential is great and there is one community farm I know of that is completely off the energy grid.

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