Research for the Front Lines is a new initiative, led by Dr. Jen Gobby, that connects grassroots communities and organizers on the front lines of the fight for environmental and climate justice in Canada with researchers with skills, time, and labour to offer. We establish and support research collaborations that contribute to resisting extractive, colonial capitalism and rebuilding just, flourishing alternatives. We'd like to acknowledge Keith Scott, Sara Adams, and Clare Kenny for their work on this research project.

  • Magazine

    The C-IRG: the resource extraction industry’s best ally

    In British Columbia, a little-known arm of the RCMP is dedicated to enforcing injunctions for resource extraction companies. Interviews with land defenders, a C-IRG commander, and an anonymous source reveal details about their history, training, and practices.

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    Real climate action means defunding the police

    A little-known arm of the RCMP has spent tens of millions of dollars brutalizing Indigenous land defenders and their allies while enforcing injunctions for resource extraction companies in B.C.