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Indigenous ownership may weaken opposition to Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Suncor CEO says

Suncor Energy Inc.’s chief executive says Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain expansion might help blunt opposition to the contentious pipeline project.<p>Several First Nations groups have floated the idea of buying an ownership stake in the project since Ottawa announced it would acquire the …

Canada

Every Canadian Unknowingly Gives $100 a Year to Big Oil, Study Reveals

And that’s before the Trudeau government blew $4.5 billion on the Trans Mountain pipeline.<p>While paying near record-high gasoline prices, Canadians will be thrilled to know every woman, man, and child in Canada also “donates” around $100 ($77 USD) to profitable, and often foreign-owned, oil and gas …

Fossil Fuels

Two Kinder Morgan execs offered retention bonuses of $1.5m each after Trans Mountain sale

Kinder Morgan president Ian Anderson was one of two executives offered a retention bonus of $1.5 million each after the sale of the Trans Mountain …

Kinder Morgan

Is it good for Western Canada if Ontario decides to utterly destroy itself?

As the rest of Canada watches the slow-motion Götterdämmerung of the Ontario election, their cringes are occasionally offset by a single, comforting …

Canada

So He Thinks Canada Burned Down the White House In The War Of 1812.

Well on his way towards making the U.S. a pariah among nations, Donald Trump reportedly told Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a heated …

Donald Trump

Why Studying The Classics Is Crucial To Western Civilization

In the first lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, which you can follow along with me here, college President …

Ancient History

Always examine your assumptions by Stoic Meditations | Anchor - The easiest way to start a podcast

Current Episode<p>Always examine your assumptions<p>Jun 4, 201801:40<p>136 More Episodes<p>Teach them then, and show them without being angry<p>Jun 20, 201802:13<p>Go …

Extreme Sports

From 4000 BCE to Today: The Fascinating History of Men and Makeup

For the first time in centuries, men wearing makeup is not completely taboo. Thanks to social media and the emergence of male beauty influencers like …

Yves Saint-Laurent

Alea iacta est!: Plutarch and the Event of the Self

The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives<p>Plutarch<p>W. W. Norton<p>Jan 2018<p>In January 49BC Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river with the 13thLegion. At this …

Ancient History

Suffering, not just happiness, weighs in the utilitarian calculus

In 1826, at the age of 20, John Stuart Mill sank into a suicidal depression, which was bitterly ironic, because his entire upbringing was governed by …

University of Chicago

Kamila Shamsie wins Women's prize for fiction for 'story of our times'

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire, which reworks Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone to tell the story of a British Muslim family’s connection to Islamic State, has won the Women’s prize for fiction, acclaimed by judges as “the story of our times”.<p>The British Pakistani author’s seventh novel riffs on the ancient …

Books

Ten guidelines for nurturing a thriving democracy by Bertrand Russell

In December 1951, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote a piece for the NY Times Magazine titled The Best Answer to Fanaticism — Liberalism with …

Bertrand Russell

Why Read Aristotle Today?

In the Western world, only since the mid-18th century has it been possible to discuss ethical questions publicly without referring to Christianity. …

Philosophy