Posts by Bruce

“Albertans strongly support policies to add value to oil and gas through more processing in Alberta”

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Media | 0 comments

According to a new survey commissioned by Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association for Alberta Plus, there is strong support for the establishment of an added value natural gas strategy and government involvement to encourage more domestic processing of oil and gas resources. Environmental improvements are one of the main factors motivating the desire for government action and involvement, along with the perceived need to diversify the economy and add more value to the resource in the form of higher revenues and job. Full poll results: July 2 AIHA ROi poll on processing oil and gas in...

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BC Leadership Acclamation, PQ defeat spell big trouble for the NDP

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

BC Leadership Acclamation, PQ defeat spell big trouble for the NDP By Bruce Cameron April 10, 2014 The upcoming acclamation of John Horgan as the BC NDP leader (nominations close May 1 and his only declared opponent Mike Farnworth just dropped out of the race) speaks volumes about the state of the party, not only in BC, but across the country. Remember this is the same John Horgan who finished third in the 2011 BC leadership race, and who rejected running for leader last October because he “thought the party should allow the next generation to shape the future”. But no one from...

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In Search of “truthiness”: The Washington Post and the Koch Brothers

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

In Search of “truthiness”: The Washington Post and the Koch Brothers By Bruce Cameron, President Social Media ROi, March 23, 2014 On October 17, 2005, comedian/satirist Jon Stewart introduced the word “truthiness” into our vocabulary on The Daily Show. He used it to describe what Wikipedia defines as “a quality characterizing a “truth” that a person making an argument or assertion claims to know intuitively “from the gut” or because it “feels right” without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts”. The word has been widely adopted...

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Energy Security in a Cold Cold World

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

By Bruce Cameron, President, Return On Insight, March 3, 2014 As the prospect of war in Ukraine grows, and temperatures across North America remain well below seasonal norms, security of energy supply has become a hot topic. Increasing concerns about energy security are shifting the climate debate in unexpected ways. The heated debate over oilsands and pipeline development in North America may cool off considerably, as geopolitical events push Europe, the US and Canada closer together. The realization of the dream of North American energy independence will foster a renewed sense of...

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Why Steyer’s “Sucker Punch” failed to hit the energy industry

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Why Steyer’s “Sucker Punch” failed to hit the energy industry Impact of “sucker punch” anti-oilsands ads was pre-empted (temporarily at least) by U.S. President’s talk of natural gas By Bruce Cameron, President, Return On Insight, January 29, 2014 Over the past two days (January 28 through midday January 29), online mentions of natural gas have spiked upward dramatically. Mentions of natural gas (20,823 and rising fast) peaked almost as high as mentions of pipelines (24,640). Why did natural gas “explode” so to speak? Mentions of natural gas peaked much higher than pipelines or oilsands...

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