Keystone XL: Advice from CEO’s

Canada’s former ambassador to the US has just penned a terrific analysis of the skill-sets that a strategist has to have in the age of Wikileaks. Tellingly, he seizes upon Keystone XL as providing ‘no better example of the need for public diplomacy and advocacy‘ in the age of ‘special interests, activists and crusaders, private commercial interests, bloggers and...

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Keystone XL: When the Wheels Fell Off

Many business commentators are lamenting the flat-footedness of Alberta and Canada in the Keystone public relations debacle – these are captured below – followed by my wrap-up. Terence Corcoran of the National Post opines that there are a ‘lot of donkeys on whom to pin the blame‘ starting with whoever decided to add the XL epitaph ‘implying bigger, wider and...

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Keystone XL: A Native Success Story

Forgot in the cascade of commentary following Keystone XL’s dramatic delay last week, was Keystone-specific pipeline litigation launched by Manitoba natives back in 2008.¬†That legal ruling commences with the 150 companies comprising the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers declaring themselves ¬†‘adverse in interest‘ to the position taken by Treaty One – which...

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