TC Energy's secretive efforts to shape Canadian energy policies exposed

Leaked recordings reveal TC Energy's strategies to influence North American governments and foster relationships with security officials to protect its fossil fuel interests.

Matt Simmons reports for The Narwhal.


In short:

  • TC Energy employs former Trump staffers to influence policies and manage geopolitical threats from Washington, D.C.
  • Recordings detail efforts to alter Canadian legislation to benefit TC Energy's security and intelligence sharing.
  • The company's strategies include leveraging geopolitical crises and relationships with national security officials.

Key quote:

“Our focus as a team is to look at what exposes us to hostile complex threats such as nation-states using asymmetric tactics, cyber-threats exploiting vulnerabilities, geopolitical uncertainties impacting global markets and supply chains, and evolving regulatory challenges.”

— Michael Evanoff, director of national security policy, geopolitical intelligence and research, TC Energy

Why this matters:

These revelations emphasize the deep ties between major fossil fuel companies and government officials, highlighting how industry influence can shape national policies on energy and security.

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