[Sold out] A Conversation with Vivian Krause

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July 3, 2019
11:30 am -  
1:30 pm
Fairmont Palliser
133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3, Canada

Over a Barrel: Rethinking the activism against Canadian oil and gas

Vivian Krause has brought significant attention to how the Canadian energy industry is the target of a multi-million dollar campaign that explicitly aims to land-lock Canadian oil and gas.

For more than a decade, a well-funded activist campaign has targeted Canadian energy and pipeline projects with great success. This campaign, literally, has Canada over a barrel. Vivian will provide detailed research on the sources of funding behind anti-canadiana energy activism, the motivations of the funders and the influence of this activism in elections and politics at the municipal, provincial and federal level.

A full lunch is included in the ticket price.


  • Member ticket: $65.00
  • Member table: $520.00
  • Non-member ticket: $130.00
  • Non-member table: $1,040.00

About Vivian Krause

Vivian Krause is a researcher and writer based in Vancouver. Over many years, she has traced the funding of environmental and elections activism.

Most recently Vivian has researched the multi-million dollar Tar Sands Campaign behind the anti-pipeline movement that has paralyzed vital infrastructure projects for the overseas export of Canadian oil and gas. Vivian’s work is credited by Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney as part of the basis for his strategy to address the foreign-funded activism that is land-locking Canadian oil and gas, fueling western separatism, and threatening to tear Canada apart.

Vivian has a Science degree from McGill and a Masters of Science from the University of Montreal, both in Nutrition. She has worked with Algonquin people in Northern Quebec and spent a decade with the United Nations in Guatemala and Indonesia. Perhaps it is her international experience that enables her to think outside the barrel.

Vivian has testified to parliamentary committees of the House of Commons and the Senate. Her work has prompted investigations by Elections Canada and the CRA.

On Twitter, Vivian is @FairQuestions.

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