In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Ken Coates comments on the ongoing protests and rail disruptions caused by opponents of BC’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project. Moreover, given the withdrawal of the Teck Frontier oil sands mine project, Coates takes a critical look at the government’s approach to the situation.
Despite the popular narrative, Indigenous peoples across Canada are becoming increasingly involved as partners in natural resource development projects, including the Wet’suwet’en people through their elected chiefs. But despite these productive partnerships, projects are often disrupted, delayed, or cancelled. Coates discusses whether Canada’s recent failures to develop energy projects speaks to larger, more concerning issues for Canada.