Former CBC and BBC Radio Host Mary Ambrose sits down for a conversation with Jeff Rubin, a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation, to talk about the Canadian government's recent decision to approve new pipelines, which comes amid a raging public debate about energy transportation projects from Keystone XL to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The most controversial project approved was the $6.8-billion Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain project, which would add 980 kilometres of new pipeline between Edmonton, Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia. Importantly, it would open up a route to the Pacific for Alberta’s oilsands, a long-standing objective of the energy industry, but a goal that Rubin has doubts about, given the commitments on reducing carbon emissions made by Ottawa and other signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change.    

The CIGI Podcast.
For media inquiries, usage rights or other questions please contact CIGI.
The opinions expressed in this article/multimedia are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of CIGI or its Board of Directors.
to cigi