Wiebo Ludwig has long been a fierce opponent of the oil and gas industry. He claims that sour gas wells have led to health problems, including miscarriages, for his family, who live on Trickle Creek Farm, near Hythe, Alta. In 2000, Ludwig was convicted of charges in relation to the 1998 bombing of gas wells in Alberta, and served two-thirds of a 28-month sentence.By BYRON CHRISTOPHER9 min
THE COVER of your Jan. 4 edition (“The year in pictures”) shows U.S. President Barack Obama walking with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on a red carpet toward a camera. The latter seems to be saying something to the former as the President laughs.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called The Economist one of his favourite magazines. The feeling isn’t mutual. The British journal has laid an editorial beating on the PM under the headline “Harper goes prorogue.” It condemns the “naked self-interest” it sees behind suspending Parliament until March 3, after the Olympics.
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