ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession

With elections looming in New Brunswick, it is disheartening to see how little progress has been made in the 5 years since this was published. As Rod Cumberland enters the political arena, we can only hope that things change for … Continue reading ISSUES: If A Tree Falls – Rod Cumberland Interview at Wilderness Obsession

FORESTRY: Facts about Irving subsidies and the Canada US tariff battle – Cheryl Urquhart Tait – 2018

The battle between forestry interests in Canada and the United States just never seems to end and generally the issue is about real or perceived subsidies given to Canadian companies, particularly the forestry giant JD Irving, Limited (JDI). With major … Continue reading FORESTRY: Facts about Irving subsidies and the Canada US tariff battle – Cheryl Urquhart Tait – 2018

ISSUES: 9 Links to Articles About the House of Irving by Investigative Reporter Bruce Livesy.

Special Report House of Irving   A series by investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines the powerful role the Irving family plays in the business, politics and media of New Brunswick and beyond.  https://www.nationalobserver.com/u/bruce-livesey National Observer 8 Articles ****************************************** The Irvings’ … Continue reading ISSUES: 9 Links to Articles About the House of Irving by Investigative Reporter Bruce Livesy.

OPINION – New Brunswick, the Irving company’s province – Pine Tree Watch

Lance Tapley  ORIGINALLY POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2015   Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series investigating the Irving corporate presence in Maine and New Brunswick and its implications for the state’s future. SAINT JOHN, NEW … Continue reading OPINION – New Brunswick, the Irving company’s province – Pine Tree Watch

MINING: Irving lost the Maine mining battle, but history says the Canadian corporate giant will not give up…

Irving lost Maine mining battle, but history says Canadian corporate giant will not give up
Oil tanks at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Lance Tapley – Oil tanks at the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Editor’s note: This is the first story in a three-part series investigating the Irving corporate presence in Maine and New Brunswick and its implications for the state’s future.

After four years of debate and $250,000 in lobbying expenses by Canadian corporate giant J.D. Irving, the Maine legislature in June overwhelmingly turned down Irving’s bill to relax environmental laws so it could Continue reading “MINING: Irving lost the Maine mining battle, but history says the Canadian corporate giant will not give up…”