June 2019

Over A Barrel: Rethinking The Activism Against Canadian Oil & Gas

11:30am-1:30pm | The Marriott Eaton Centre - 525 Bay St. , Toronto

For more than a decade, a well funded and coordinated activist campaign has been targeting Canadian energy and pipeline projects with great success. This campaign, literally, has Canada over a barrel. Vivian’s presentation provides detailed research on the sources of funding behind the anti-canadiana energy activism, the motivations of the funders and the political influence of this activism at the municipal, provincial and federal level.

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Over A Barrel: Rethinking The Activism Against Canadian Oil & Gas

Vivian Krause

Researcher & Writer

Vivian Krause

Vivian Krause is a researcher and writer based in Vancouver.
Over many years, she has traced the funding of environmental and elections activism.

Most recently Vivian has researched the multi-million dollar Tar Sands Campaign behind the anti-pipeline movement that has paralyzed vital infrastructure projects for the overseas export of Canadian oil and gas. Vivian’s work is credited by Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney as part of the basis for his strategy to address the foreign-funded activism that is land-locking Canadian oil and gas, fueling western separatism, and threatening to tear Canada apart.

Vivian has a Science degree from McGill and a Masters of Science from the University of Montreal, both in Nutrition. She has worked with Algonquin people in Northern Quebec and spent a decade with the United Nations in Guatemala and Indonesia. Perhaps it is her international experience that enables her to think outside the barrel.

Vivian has testified to parliamentary committees of the House of Commons and the Senate. Her work has prompted investigations by Elections Canada and the CRA.

On Twitter, Vivian is @FairQuestions.

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