Posts by Donald Gutstein

Donald Gutstein

About Donald Gutstein

Donald Gutstein taught in the Simon Fraser University School of Communication for 30 years in areas of documentary research, journalism studies, information policy and propaganda analysis. Over the years he’s written more than 200 articles for Vancouver Magazine, The Georgia Straight, City Magazine, New Directions, Maclean’s, The Tyee, De Smog Blog and Vancouver Observer. As well, he’s written six books on subjects ranging from developer control of Vancouver planning and politics in the 1970s in Vancouver Ltd., to the privatization of the Internet in the 1990s in e.con, to the neoliberal and neoconservative influences on the Stephen Harper government in Harperism. His most recent book was The Big Stall: How Big Oil and Think Tanks Are Blocking Action On Climate Change in Canada. This book looks at fossil fuel policy in Canada over 50 years and climate change since it became a public issue in 1988 and its domination by Big Oil, business lobbies and neoliberal think tanks. He recently produced “Fossilized Finance: How Canada’s banks still enable oil and gas production” for the Corporate Mapping Project.

“Big five” Canadian banks provide big money to fossil fuel industry

Apr 29, 2021
Instead of playing a crucial role to help Canada achieve its Paris Agreement targets, Canada’s “Big Five” banks are actually hindering Canada’s progress on climate change. The Big Five  banks—RBC, TD Bank, Scotiabank, BMO and CIBC—are among the most powerful corporate entities in Canada, certainly among the largest and most profitable. They‘ve been called a… View Article