Teck spent 10 years securing the necessary approvals from provincial and federal regulators.
The bill mandates taking account of the “gender” impacts of proposed projects.
Capital investment in Canada’s oil and natural gas in 2017 was down 44 per cent from 2014.
When oil prices were high, successive governments spent freely as though the good times would never end.
Where there’s hunger, it’s typically due to politics, not because the global food supply is depleted.
The real “resource curse” is the way successive Alberta governments squandered revenues from resource development.
B.C.’s LNG industry has the potential to supply 11 to 20 per cent of the Asia-Pacific LNG market by 2020.
Last summer, I wrote that the Supreme Court’s Tsilhqot’in decision, which for the first time granted Aboriginal title outside an Indian reserve, was going to be a real game changer and would “increase uncertainty in Canada’s natural resource sectors in areas lacking treaties with First Nations.”
From the fur trade to fisheries and forests, Canada was built on the toil and sweat of those who wanted to prosper. But these days, it’s harder to create opportunity. And sometimes, government is to blame. The latest example comes from Nova Scotia.