News in Review Sour Gas: Alberta Stand-off

News in Review Sour Gas: Alberta Stand-off

The violence and alleged terrorism that occurred in the Alberta oil fields is a case study in the complex phenomenon of provocation, intensification and confrontation. It is also a case study of the ability of the media and the public to ascertain the facts through the best information available. At the centre of the story is Wiebo Ludwig whose fundamentalist Calvinist community is located in the middle of farm land to which the oil and gas industries -- whose activities have been considered counterproductive to the lifestyle of farmers in the area -- came in search of profits. The confrontation between farmers and the oil-gas industry also involves fundamental environmental and civil rights issues and highlights the need to examine the manner in which authorities enforce the Criminal Code of Canada.

  • 1999
  • 00:13:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999
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