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When: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Location:Richcraft Hall, Reader's Digest Resource Centre, Room 4400
Cost:Please register for this free event. Click on "more information" below.

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The School of Journalism and Communication presents

Pipe Dreams: The Fight for Canada’s Energy Future

A book launch featuring author Jacques Poitras


Join journalist and Journalism alum Jacques Poitras (BJ ’90, MJ ’91) for a reading and discussion about his latest book. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.

About Pipe Dreams, from Penguin Random House Canada:

A timely chronicle of how Canada’s oil pipelines have become hotbeds for debate about our energy future, Indigenous rights, environmental activism, and east-west political tensions.

Pipe Dreams is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Energy East pipeline and the broader battle over climate and energy in Canada.

In a cross-country journey, Poitras talked to industry executives, prairie ranchers, First Nations chiefs, mayors, premiers, cabinet ministers, and refinery workers. He also explored Canada’s perplexing oil relationship with the United States: our industry is literally tied to its American counterpart with sinews of steel.

Entertaining, informative, and insightful, Pipe Dreams offers a clear picture of the complicated political, environmental, and economic issues that Canadians face.


JACQUES POITRAS (BJ ’90, MJ ’91) has been the provincial affairs reporter for CBC News in New Brunswick since 2000. He is the author of The Right Fight: Bernard Lord and the Conservative Dilemma; Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy, which was a finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction; and Imaginary Line: Life on an Unfinished Border, which was a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. His fourth book, Irving vs. Irving, was shortlisted for the National Business Book Award and won the Atlantic Independent Booksellers’ Choice Award for 2015.