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Stewart Muir

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Stewart Muir is founder and executive director of the Resource Works Society, a Vancouver-based group open to participation by British Columbians from all walks of life who are concerned about their future economic opportunities. He is an author, journalist and historian with experience on three continents including a financial editor of The Vancouver Sun responsible for mining and markets coverage. Since Resource Works was established in 2014, the group has gained international recognition for its practical approach to the public challenges of responsible natural resource development and use.

Resource Works - But government support needed to weather the storm. Don Hauka filed this report assessing the status of natural resource projects including CGL and Site C. “Now that the federal government has laid out some of its measures it’s time to look at what can be done provincially to ensure that job creators can withstand economic […] Radio - BC’s massive construction projects and the flow of money

Resource Works - It was sad to see Andrew Weaver citing health reasons as he stepped down as leader of the BC Green Party, and announced he would not seek re-election as MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. We had to respect his tenacity in the legislature as a champion of fighting climate change, and for seeking to keep […]

Resource Works - It should be no surprise to learn that Teck’s decision to back-burner its $20-billion Frontier oilsands mine was preceded by secret thumbs-down signals from some federal cabinet ministers. As disclosed by The Globe and Mail, “Several Liberal ministers worked behind the scenes earlier this year against Teck Resources Ltd.’s proposed oil sands mine in Alberta, according […] Radio - Little Pipeline Opposition in Actual Wet-suwet’en Community Radio - Hereditary chiefs against pipeline couldn’t get elected to council

Resource Works - A British Columbia civil servant has a surprising second job – she is a director at the Unist’ot’en camp originally created to block any pipeline that might be planned for a North West corridor. Her government employer is monitoring the situation, just weeks after $400,000 in public funding was announced for the camp. Veteran journalist […]

Resource Works - We will ignore, for the moment, the Twitter photo of BC First Nations activists with raised middle fingers, and the adolescent message: “F*** your white supremest #TransMountain pipelines!” We will note, though, this from Tsleil-Waututh Nation member Will George: “if it has to get ugly, it will get ugly.” And this from the Wilderness Committee: “Communities […] Radio - First Nations along pipeline routes are for them

Resource Works - In 1956, the Liberal government of Louis St. Laurent was tasked with defending the decision to establish a Crown Corporation in order to build the Trans-Canada Pipeline. Sound familiar? The pipeline controversies of 2020 are nothing new. Sixty-four years ago, the Canadian Parliament was in embroiled in a scandal about the financing of the Trans-Canada […]

Resource Works - Thoughtful and intelligent views do exist on the natural gas project across British Columbia’s north. Many others are stunningly simplistic, and are often emotional, and/or romanticized. Others are outright racist. Social media channels continue to sizzle with people claiming to be “right” on the issue of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, the Wet’suwet’en council, and the Coastal […] Radio - First Nations the biggest losers from anti-pipeline protests Radio - Foreign funded protestors tie up BC LNG development

Resource Works - Report will identify job growth in forestry, mining and mineral exploration, oil and gas extraction including liquefied natural gas, paper manufacturing, primary metal products, resource-based construction, utilities and wood product manufacturing in British Columbia. Do you want to be ahead of the curve or losing in the war for talent and jeopardizing your business growth? […]

Resource Works - Historic changes to British Columbia’s legal system are now in place that will affect how business is done in the province. And, soon, across Canada. It’s a step forward for Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. Don’t be left out: attend this event January 14 to know what’s in store for 2020. For those who want […]

December 31st, 2019 | New Frontier for the Oilsands

Resource Works - There’s a constant lack of long-term thinking, and business basics, on the part of so many vocal opponents of major resource projects. Time and again, they look at current (or outdated) market prices for oil and natural gas, ignore expert projections for prices 10 and 20 and further years down the road, assume demand for […]

Resource Works - The benefits to First Nations that participate more fully in the B.C. economy will be measured in billions of dollars. A win-win result will create society-wide benefits. A full-day gathering in Vancouver on January 14, 2020 will look at how a new legal landscape will affect this trend. First Nations leaders and businesspeople will gather in […] Radio - Alberta sets up office to fight foreign anti-Canadian energy propaganda Radio - Canadian Natural Gas in Europe Radio - The world is hungry for Canada’s LNG Radio - Canada lacks an Energy policy –  Calgary firm flees to US Radio - First Nations would be the biggest losers under Liberal plan Radio - Will Governments act on BC’s declining Forest Industry?

Resource Works - From the Interior to the Island to Metro Vancouver and its suburbs, British Columbia forest workers are facing the biggest threat in decades. As civic leaders gather in Vancouver this week for the annual Union of BC Municipalities Convention, it will be a chance to speak directly with provincial representatives on their important issues. Forestry […] Radio - What is a Vancouver Max? Whales might like it
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