justREEL is a bi-monthly feature length documentary series. Now in its tenth year, justREEL runs from September to May. 



Pipelines, Power and Democracy

A Olivier D. Asselin Film


About the Film

Pipelines, Power and Democracy connects the “dots” and explains a Quebecois reaction to what is an enormous environmental challenge - Canada’s oil sands. Director Olivier D. Asselin follows the journeys of four Quebecois involved in the growth of the anti-pipeline movement. Over the course of two years these persons’ actions are documented and shown to be effective in stimulating opposition.

Film Information

Year: 2015
Length:  88 min
Language: French with English Subtitles
Country: Canada
Premiere: Calgary
Genre: Social Issue

Cast & Credits

Director: Olivier D. Asselin
Executive Producer: Colette Loumède

Producer: Denis McCready

Produced by The National Film Board of Canada


Locations & Showtimes


Tuesday September 13, 2016   |   7:00PM
River Park Church

Admission: Free




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Gaétan Caron, an Executive Fellow at The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, currently provides independent consulting services on energy and regulatory matters. This follows his seven-year tenure (2007 to 2014) as Chair and CEO of the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada. Prior to his role as Chair and CEO, he served as Vice-Chair (2005 to 2007), Board Member (2003 to 2005) and member of the executive in various staff functions throughout the NEB. Gaétan has chaired major public hearings evaluating pipeline projects and offshore exploration for oil and gas, as well as tolls and tariffs of pipelines. He has spoken regularly at national and international conferences on the role of regulatory agencies in promoting safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency related to energy infrastructure.


Duane Bratt is a political science Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta). He was educated at the Universities of Windsor (BA 1991, MA 1992) and Alberta (Ph.D 1996). He teaches in the area of international relations and Canadian public policy. His primary research interest is in the area of Canadian nuclear policy. Recent publications include: co-editor, Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas 3rd edition (Oxford University Press: Toronto, 2015) and author of Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival (McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston, 2012) Duane is also a regular commentator on political events.