Front Burner

Debating Canada's energy and climate future

The shelving of an oilsands mine twice the size of Vancouver has industry and activists debating the balance between climate action and resource development. Today on Front Burner, we get two viewpoints: former TransCanada executive Dennis McConaghy and Stand.earth program director Tzeporah Berman.
A mining shovel fills a haul vehicle at the Shell Albian Sands oilsands mine near Fort McMurray, Alta., Wednesday, July 9, 2008. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)
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The shelving of the Teck Resources Frontier project — an oilsands mine twice the size of Vancouver — has many arguing over the right balance between climate action and resource development.

Today on Front Burner, we get two viewpoints on Canada's energy future: former TransCanada executive Dennis McConaghy and Stand.earth program director Tzeporah Berman.

McConaghy says Canada is punishing itself while the rest of the world continues to profit off hydrocarbons. Berman believes markets and political leaders are turning the page on fossil fuels and Canada needs to do the same.

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