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What now, after residential schools?

The damage done to Indigenous people by Canada’s residential schools has been cruelly re-emphasized by the discovery of the bodies of 215 children in unmarked graves at the old Kamloops Indian Residential School. Having been so reminded, where do we all go from here? What do we do now? We cannot speak for the survivors…

First Nations messages to China on LNG

Crystal Smith, elected chief councillor of the Haisla Nation and chair of our First Nations LNG Alliance, led off a presentation on LNG, and the First Nations Climate Initiative (FNCI), during the online Canada-China LNG Investment Forum hosted in May by the Canadian embassy in Beijing. She was followed by Eva Clayton, president of the…

LNG Canada: setting the benchmark

“We’ve got a good story. . . .  And we’ve got a good product that we’re going to export that will make the world better.” That was Peter Zebedee, CEO of LNG Canada, speaking to MPs on Parliament’s Standing Committee on International Trade. Here’s how he told the story: “We fully support this committee’s efforts…

LNG projects making progress in BC

We sometimes look back with a told-you-so smile at the solemn declarations of former BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver about LNG in BC: “LNG isn’t going to happen; I said it cannot happen, because there’s no market for it.” (2013) “I’ve been saying for four years, there is no market for LNG.” (2017). “The reason…

BC LNG jobs: You need four Ds

It takes more than just dreams and desire to get a job in the LNG field in BC. Two more Ds apply: determination and doggedness. LNG-sector employers long ago offered us some tips and questions for job-applicants. They included: “Have you looked into training? Have you done anything about training?” We need look no further than Jesse…

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