A series by investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines the powerful role the Irving family plays in the business, politics and media of New Brunswick and beyond. To fund more investigative reporting on National Observer by Bruce Livesey, please subscribe.
The LNG terminal is at the center of a bitter dispute pitting the region’s largest energy company, Irving Oil Ltd., against Saint John’s city hall. In so doing, it’s become a potent symbol of all the problems inherent with corporate welfare in Canada – and in New Brunswick especially.
Canada's seventh-richest family complains to CBC about the author of a book about them. CBC ombudsman rejects request to ban the reporter from covering the family and their businesses.
The methods the Irvings used in New Brunswick to great effect — they are now trying them out in Maine.
Does the Irving family's media monopoly serve their corporate interests?
Rod Cumberland knows what it feels like to be the target of one of Canada’s most powerful corporations and richest families – to have, in effect, a bull’s eye on your back.
J.D. Irving is a forestry, shipbuilding and media conglomerate that aggressively challenges its critics.
One of Canada's largest energy companies is facing challenges on all fronts as it champions the Energy East pipeline.
Despite being viewed as a charming Maritime province tucked away on the east coast, in reality it’s a “company province” dominated by one very rich and powerful family.