If you want to understand what we're up against in resisting the Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan plans, you must read Ray Grigg's expose on Harper in the Common Sense Canadian. The bastard we have as a prime minister is plainly diabolical and ready, willing and able to inflict harm on Canada and the world.
Richard at Canadian Trends shows how corporatism and petro-politics are playing hell with Alberta's economy and its provincial budget. Much of what he writes could apply to your province too. Also read Richard's take on why Alberta's petro-economy is a ship that has sailed. And don't pass up his response to Premier Alison Redford's fireside chat fantasy.
These are great posts, really fine analysis, and you'll get a lot out of them. When you're finished you'll understand that it takes someone with a mind as warped as Steve Harper's to push through these pipelines.