Yesterday, the Alberta government unveiled its new climate change strategy, calling for a carbon tax, which represents a new tax burden on Alberta businesses and families.
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While the numbers may sound large, in terms of how much water it takes to fracture a well, in the grand scheme of things the percentages of total water use are quite small.
The appointment of Bill Morneau as minister of finance is particularly interesting because of his involvement in the world of public policy think-tanks. In recent years, the Fraser Institute and the C.D. Howe Institute (where Mr. Morneau recently served as Chair) have both produced important research that provides insights that can help guide the policy decisions of the new finance minister on a number of different files. This series of blog posts will highlight a number of key policy areas where Mr. Morneau’s think-tank experience can be especially useful.
Considering the cost of waiting for medically necessary specialist treatment, how much would Canadians be willing to pay in order to eliminate their wait?
Today, newly minted federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau released his first Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections. Unfortunately, the outlook isn’t positive.
A series of blog posts will highlight key policy areas where Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s think-tank experience can be especially useful. In this post, we examine the policy choices surrounding retirement savings.
The risk of well integrity failures are similar to other areas of risk for hydraulic fracturing—the risks tend to be quite low.
The popular angst over the “strong Canadian dollar” of the 2000s is arguably misplaced.
Turns out, LEED school buildings actually consume more energy, and therefore cost more money, than non-LEED schools.
Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld an earlier B.C. Court of Appeal ruling that will allow the Nechako Nations to bring forward a damages claim against Rio Tinto, an aluminum industry giant.
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