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Corrections to Kevin Van Tighem’s “Betrayed – The Jessica Ernst Decision” published (without fact checking) by Alberta Views on the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling in Ernst vs AER

Subject: Clarifications to Kevin Van Tighem’s “Betrayed, The Jessica Ernst Decision,” Alberta Views April 2017. Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 23:51:38 -0600 From: Jessica Ernst <email hidden; JavaScript is required> To: email hidden; JavaScript is required Dear Editor, Re: Clarifications … Continue reading

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Citizen in Dugald, Manitoba writes Premier Rachel Notley on Supreme Court of Canada ruling Ernst can’t sue for her valid charter claim against AER: “Alberta eats its own.”

Dugald, Manitoba R0E 0K0   February 14, 2017   Premier Rachel Notley 307 Legislature Building 10800-97 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6 Dear Premier Notley, I guess most people understand why Jane Fonda was dumped on so thoroughly for her concerns … Continue reading

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Justice Denied by Supreme Court of Canada for a UNANIMA International Woman of Courage

Justice Denied for a UI Woman of Courage by UNANIMA, February 1, 2017 The UI family extends a hand of compassion and solidarity this month to our 2011 Woman of Courage, Jessica Ernst. At the time she received the award, … Continue reading

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On Jessica Ernst, and the Vagaries of Justice in Canada

On Jessica Ernst, and the Vagaries of Justice in Canada, Landowner’s ruling shows our legal system can easily lose sight of its mission by Andrew Nikiforuk, February 2, 2017, TheTyee.ca The recent Supreme Court ruling on Jessica Ernst in her case against … Continue reading

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Jessica Ernst Open Letter to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin Regarding False and Seriously Damaging Statements in Justice Rosalie Abella’s Supreme Court of Canada Ruling, Ernst v AER

Jessica Ernst Box 753 Rosebud Alberta T0J 4T0 January 25, 2017 Open Letter to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin C/O Canadian Judicial Council Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0W8 Dear Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Re: January 13, 2017 Ernst vs AER Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Alberta Energy Regulator in Legal La La Land: AER’s “Public Statement” lies about Ernst vs AER Supreme Court of Canada ruling

Supreme Court of Canada Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator decision Public Statement by AER, January 13, 2017, AERNR2017-01 Calgary, Alberta (Jan 13, 2017)… Today’s Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision is an important one to regulators across the country. This was … Continue reading

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Damaging the Charter: Ernst vs Alberta Energy Regulator by Lorne Sossin, Dean Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Comment: “It causes one to question how much both the plurality and the dissent were driven by the desired end-state of the judgment, rather than consistency in applying principles of public law.”

The review was also posted to Dean Sossin’s Blog: With this interesting February 6, 2017 comment, emphasis added: Rory Fowler says: February 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm Dean Sossin, Thank you for this case comment. When I read the judgment … Continue reading

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Redeye Vancouver Radio interviews Jessica Ernst on her loss at Supreme Court of Canada and her continuing lawsuit against Encana & Alberta Environment (Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Neil Wittmann ruled Ernst can sue the “legally immune” water regulator but not the “legally immune” energy regulator)

The interview archived. Starts at 32 min in the Saturday Jan 21 10:00 2017 portion One has to push the fast forward repeatedly. It only moves a few minutes each time. Redeye Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 FM / Saturdays 604-684-7561 Podcasts … Continue reading

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Justice Delayed? Ernst Fracking Case Still Awaits Supreme Court Ruling, Alberta landowner’s complex lawsuit has now lasted 9 years (and 3 years before that, with Alberta lawyer)

Justice Delayed? Ernst Fracking Case Still Awaits Supreme Court Ruling, Alberta landowner’s complex lawsuit has now lasted nine years in total by Andrew Nikiforuk, 25 Oct 2016, TheTyee.ca Everyone from William Gladstone to Martin Luther King Jr. has recognized that justice … Continue reading

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Alberta Venture Verbatim interview with Jessica Ernst before the 2015 federal election (that Harper lost): Ernst vs AER at Supreme Court of Canada

Verbatim: Jessica Ernst’s case against Encana and the Alberta Energy Regulator by Alberta Venture Staff, Published December 3, 2015; interview by Email before the 2015 federal election, Alberta Venture Magazine She’s become one of Alberta’s most polarizing figures. In 2007, Jessica … Continue reading

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Water, trust and truth. L’eau, la confiance et la vérité. Andrew Nikiforuk writes about one woman’s battle to protect her water from fracking and our lives from corporate lies. Slick Water review by Amy Reiswig

L’eau, la confiance et la vérité translation of Amy Reiswig’s review into French by Amie du Richelieu, May 7, 2016 Water, trust and truth by Amy Reiswig, May/June, 2016, Focus, Victoria’s magazine of people, culture and ideas Full Focus Magazine … Continue reading

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Q & A with Andrew Nikiforuk by The Hill Times: “Democracies die without uncomfortable truth-seekers like Jessica Ernst. How could you not like a story like this? It is inspiring. Everyone should take notice.”

‘Democracies die without uncomfortable truth-seekers like Jessica Ernst, how could you not like a story like this?’ Nikiforuk by Kate Malloy, March 28, 2016, The Hill Times Andrew Nikiforuk talks about his book, Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand … Continue reading

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Q & A with Andrew Nikiforuk on his new book Slick Water shortlisted for the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

Q&A WITH ANDREW NIKIFORUK by The Samara Blog, March 31, 2016 This year Samara is excited to once again catch up with the authors shortlisted for the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The annual literary award is presented … Continue reading

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Australian Book Review: Monash University Lecturer Ruth A. Morgan reviews ‘Slick Water’ by Andrew Nikiforuk

Ruth A. Morgan reviews ‘Slick Water’ by Andrew Nikiforuk by Ruth A. Morgan, March 2016, Issue No. 379 Australian Book Review. SLICK WATER: FRACKING AND ONE INSIDER’S STAND AGAINST THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL INDUSTRY by Andrew Nikiforuk Greystone Books (NewSouth), $34.99 hb, 359 … Continue reading

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Ian Jessop, CFAX 1070, interviews Jessica Ernst on the Alberta NDP government and her Supreme Court of Canada hearing, water losses in AER’s Fox Creek Frac Frenzy Blanket Approval Project and more

Interview starts at 33 Min. by Ian Jessop, March 7, 2016, CFAX 1070

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Canada: Fracking Litigation Heating Up

Canada: Fracking Litigation Heating Up by Paula Boutis, Siskinds LLP, January 14, 2016, Mondaq We’ve previously reported on the Ernst case, which yesterday was in the Supreme Court of Canada for argument of Jessica Ernst’s allegation that the Alberta Energy … Continue reading

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Edmonton’s 630CHED Jespersen Show Interviews Jessica Ernst on her Supreme Court of Canada Hearing vs AER & Dr. Jeffrey Gu on the 4.8M Earthquake at Fox Creek, Alberta (day of Ernst’s Supreme Court Hearing)

Jespersen Show Interviews Jessica Ernst on her Supreme Court of Canada Hearing vs AER & Dr. Jeffrey Gu on the 4.8M Earthquake at Fox Creek 40:48 Min., January 13, 2016, 630CHED

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Ian Jessop, CFAX 1070, interviews Jessica Ernst on her Supreme Court of Canada hearing, Ernst vs AER

Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst on her Supreme Court of Canada hearing, Ernst vs AER January 14, 2016, CFAX 1070 Starts at 6:30 Min. Webcast of the Supreme Court of Canada Ernst vs AER hearing, Ottawa, January 12, 2016. (Some … Continue reading

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“Best in Class” AER: Shut the frack up!

Shut the frack up! by Laura Tack, January 11, 2016 , BC Civil Liberties Association ENSURING CANADA’S ENERGY REGULATORS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR RIGHTS VIOLATIONS Imagine the tap water in your home was so contaminated with toxic chemicals that you could light … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: BCCLA to argue Canada’s energy boards must be accountable under the Charter, “supreme law of Canada.”

BCCLA to argue Canada’s energy boards must be accountable under the Charter Media Alert by BC Civil Liberties Association, January 11, 2016 Ottawa – Tomorrow, January 12, 2016, the BCCLA will make oral submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada in Jessica … Continue reading

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Lawyers Weekly: Government agent – AER – immunity issue one of challenges for Supreme Court of Canada

Government agent immunity issue one of challenges for SCC, Winter session will also look at penalties, admissibility, infanticide by Cristin Schmitz, January 15 2016, Lawyers Weekly Raj Anand of Toronto’s WeirFoulds, right, and co-counsel University of Toronto law professor Cheryl Milne, represented the … Continue reading

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Charter Rights at Issue in Fracking Supreme Court Case, Jessica Ernst’s long battle over rights, well contamination reaches highest court

Charter Rights at Issue in Fracking Supreme Court Case, Jessica Ernst’s long battle over rights, well contamination reaches highest court by Andrew Nikiforuk, January 8, 2016, TheTyee.ca Les droits selon la Charte sont en jeu dans un dossier sur le fracking à la … Continue reading

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Shred Fraud? “Better Shred than Read!” Tory Cover-up Saga Continues: Document shredding rules not followed by Alberta Environment, investigation finds. “344 boxes of executive records were destroyed between May 1 and May 13,” including related to litigation

Shredding ban in environment department still in place, Notley says by Mariam Ibrahim, January 7, 2016, Edmonton Journal in Calgary Herald Premier Rachel Notley said Friday a shredding ban in the environment department will remain in place until she’s confident … Continue reading

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National Post’s 2016 Outlook: Five major Canadian legal cases to watch includes Ernst vs AER

five major court cases to watch in 2016 by National Post Press Reader, December 26, 2015 Jessica Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator: An Alberta woman goes after Encana and the provincial government [and the AER for Charter violations while fraudulently … Continue reading

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Slick Water by Canadian Journalist Andrew Nikiforuk; Skull Girl by Canadian artist Marianna Gartner

December 2, 2015: Marianna Gartner’s Facebook post on Slick Water Gartner in her studio Skull Girl (Light box #4) 2004 by Marianna Gartner oil on wooden panel with illuminated glass slide 180 x 110cm Skull Girl was purchased by Jessica Ernst in … Continue reading

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Podcast now available: Jefferson Public Radio Interviews Andrew Nikiforuk on “Slick Water” And The Effects Of Fracking

“Slick Water” And The Effects Of Fracking 40:39 Min. by Geoffrey Riley and Emily Cureto, November 23, 2015, Jefferson Public Radio  Click link above to access podcast The Jefferson Exchange JPR’s live call-in program devoted to current events and news makers … Continue reading

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Phil Johnson, AM 1150 Kelowna, interviews Jessica Ernst on Slick Water, book by Andrew Nikiforuk about her fracking case

Jessica Ernst – Book about her fracking case by Phil Johnson, November 17, 2015, www.am1150.ca

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Sound Familiar? “Intimidation” by Mapping

2004 10 21: Encana map handed out by the company at its open house in Rosebud. There are more than a hundred residents living in the map area. An industry executive gave Ernst a copy, laughing about the angry invasions soon … Continue reading

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Book Review by Robin Mathews: Justice In Chains. Jessica Ernst And Slick Water

Justice In Chains. Jessica Ernst And Slick Water by Robin Mathews, November 14, 2015, blogborgcollective “Slick Water”, of course, is the feel of good water when changed by Fracking poisons. It is good water invaded by (Corporation-imposed secret) human-and-plant-destroying poisons … Continue reading

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“THAT’S B*PEEEP*T!” Alex Smith reporting for Radio Ecoshock interviews “Canadian investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk on the shadows of fracking”

Radio Ecoshock interviews Canadian investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk on the shadows of fracking by Alex Smith reporting for Radio Ecoshack, November 12, 2015. Let’s reach out to the best reporter on the case. Complete program, Nikiforuk interview starts at 24:25 and goes … Continue reading

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A+++ Voice America host Jill Buck interviews Andrew Nikiforuk on Slick Water: “It’s a page turner.”

Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry 56 Min. by Jill Buck, November 6, 2015, Voice America [Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

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HOLY FRACK! Endeavours Radio host Dan McPeake interviews Andrew Nikiforuk on Slick Water

​HOLY FRACK! FEAT. SCARLETT JANE, EVA BUTTERFLY, & ANDREW NIKIFORUK [aired October 15, 2015] interview, published On October 17, 2015, 137 views (as of November 8) by Leaminn Ma, Endeavours Radio, podswithbenefits Listen now! [Nikiforuk interview begins at 59:30 Min and … Continue reading

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Dr. Mackenzie Brooks interview conversation with Jessica Ernst, dedicated to George Bender and his loved ones

The Jessica Ernst Interview Conversation with Dr. Mackenzie Brooks, Interview on October 9, 2015, posted November 2, 2015, Dr. Mackenzie Brooks Your source for continuous development and life-long learning. Click here to listen and/or download.  48:08 Min. Jessica Ernst is a 58 … Continue reading

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LISTEN: EXCELLENT 7 MIN INTERVIEW with Andrew Nikiforuk in Colorado on his new book Slick Water: “Albertans haven’t reached the same political conclusions that Coloradans have in terms of fighting the spread of this very disruptive technology.”

Slick Water: Fracking and One Insider’s Stand Against the World’s Most Powerful Industry by news.KGNU.org, October 27, 2015, in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine Audio Player 6:49 Min. Scroll down to arrow, hit to play. Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or … Continue reading

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Andrew Nikiforuk launches his new book Slick Water in Rosebud

Slick Water: Andrew Nikiforuk launches book in Rosebud by Laureen F. Guenther, September 25, 2015, Strathmore Times Canadian journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk presented a book talk and launch of his newest book, Slick Water, at Rosebud’s Community Hall, Sept. 12. … Continue reading

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CBC’s Donna McElligott interview with Andrew Nikiforuk on his new book “Slick Water”

CBC’s Donna McElligott interview with Andrew Nikiforuk September 21, 2015 Interview starts at 9 Min. to 17:47 Investigative journalist Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book is called “Slick Water”

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Ian Jessop interviews Andrew Nikiforuk on his new book, Slick Water

Ian Jessop interviews Andrew Nikiforuk on his new book, Slick Water September 18, 2015, CFAX 1070 Interview starts at 7:11 Min.

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Battle against fracking never ends, SACPA told; Nikiforuk presents his new book Slick Water in Lethbridge

Battle against fracking never ends, SACPA told by Dave Mabell, September 18, 2015, Lethbridge Herald Poll (as of September 20, 2015) Do you think there’s good reason to be concerned about the amount of fracking in Alberta? Yes (64%, 250 Votes) … Continue reading

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Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst on the launch of Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, Slick Water, at Ground Zero, Rosebud, Alberta

Ian Jessop interviews Jessica Ernst on the launch of Andrew Nikiforuk’s new book, Slick Water September 14, 2015, CFAX 1070

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Kingston Whig-Standard Book Review: Andrew Nikiforuk takes on oil industry in new book

Author takes on oil industry in new book by Wayne Grady, September 2, 2015, Kingston Whig-Standard KINGSTON — When Andrew Nikiforuk was an editor at Equinox magazine, in Camden East, he specialized in stories about people whose plight crystalized what … Continue reading

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