Opinion and Other Writing

How the inspiration for Jason Kenney’s inquiry into un-Albertan activities came to be so (mis)understood

Vivian Krause, the erstwhile detective who inspired Premier Jason Kenney’s beleaguered inquiry into un-Albertan activities, was back in the news this week.
A series of Twitter posts seemed to cast doubt on what many have assumed was her narrative all along: that U.S. commercial interests were somehow behind the now-infamous Tar Sands Campaign to slow or halt development of Alberta’s oilsands.
And yet, Krause was emphatic that no such narrative was ever present in her work, as tempting as such a link might be.