International Concern


  • The Munk School of Global Affairs Hosts First Public Forum in Canada on Fracking Issues
  • On October 14, 2010, the Munk School’s Program on Water Issues, at the University of Toronto, hosted the first public forum in Canada (live webcasted) on issues related to Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) by the natural gas industry, including panel guests from the United States.The timely conference theme title and paper, Fracture Lines – Will Canada’s Water be Protected in the Rush to Develop Shale Gas?, written and summarily presented by Ben Parfitt at the conference, was a main catalyst for discussion by panel members following Parfitt’s presentation at the start of the conference. Conference presenters and panel members were provided with an advanced copy of Parfitt’s report.
  • Covers basics of the drilling/fracking operation, water withdrawals, water contamination, waste disposal, insurance and liability issues for investors, state of Canadian regulation and comparison with U.S. regulatory climate.  Extensive bibliography and links to video of conference presentations.

Fracking British Columbia  Links to various sites with Canadian and BC information

Nigeria Charges Dick Cheney in Pipeline Bribery Case.  Dec. 1, 2010.

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