“A Pipeline Through Troubled Land:
Afghanistan, Canada, and the New Great Energy Game”
Public Forum with
JOHN FOSTER, Energy Economist

See John Foster's talk in its entirety (in 9 parts) on YouTube

On Monday, November 30th, 2009 in downtown Toronto, energy economist John Foster presented a rarely told story about Afghanistan – plans for a natural gas pipeline to link Central and South Asia via Kandahar. He detailed therivalry for control of Central Asia’s oil and gas and where Afghanistan fit in.

Over the past year, he has presented this topic in talks across Canada, and in a Toronto Star op-ed. A report on this subject published last year by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives made front-page banner headlines in the Globe and Mail. He has contributed to a new anthology published by Black Rose Books: Afghanistan and Canada: Is there an alternative to war? (for sale at the event).

John Foster is an energy economist and an expert on the world oil scene. He has a unique combination of work experience - with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and two oil companies (BP and Petro-Canada). He has worked in more than thirty countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Born in London England, he graduated from Cambridge University in economics and law. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

"A Pipeline Through a Troubled Land was Sponsored by:
Davenport Neighbours for Peace http://www.davenport4peace.ca
Toronto Coalition to Stop the War http://www.nowar.ca
Canadian Peace Alliance http://www.acp-cpa.ca

For more information, contact davenport4peace@gmail.com

© Toronto Coalition to Stop the War 2009