Ashley Stedman

Senior Policy Analyst, Fraser Institute

Ashley Stedman is a senior policy analyst working in the Centre for Natural Resources. She holds a B.A. (Honours) from Carleton University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Calgary. Ms. Stedman is the co-author of a number of Fraser Institute studies, including the annual Global Petroleum Survey and Survey of Mining Companies. Ms. Stedman’s research has been covered by various prominent media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and her commentaries have appeared in major Canadian and American newspapers such as the Globe and Mail, Washington Times, National Post, and Financial Post.

Recent Research by Ashley Stedman

— Nov 29, 2018
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Global Petroleum Survey 2018

Global Petroleum Survey, 2018 finds that Alberta and British Columbia are the least-attractive jurisdictions in Canada for oil and gas investment. And for the first time in more than five years, no Canadian province even ranked in the top 10 most-attractive worldwide, with nine of the top 10 spots going to U.S. states.

— Nov 27, 2018
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Evaluating the State of Fresh Water in Canada

Evaluating the State of Fresh Water in Canada finds that the quantity and quality of freshwater across the country is generally very good, with four out of five (82 per cent) of the country’s freshwater monitoring sites reporting fair to excellent quality between 2014 and 2016. Notably, Canada has the world’s third-largest renewable supply of freshwater and Canadians only consume a small fraction (about one per cent) of the freshwater available annually.

— Oct 4, 2018
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Electricity Reform in Ontario: Getting Power Prices Down

Electricity Reform in Ontario: Getting Power Prices Down finds that the Ontario government could reduce current electricity prices for Ontarians by 24 per cent by either cancelling or renegotiating existing contracts with wind and solar-power generators. These contracts represent almost 40 per cent of the Global Adjustment charge on Ontarians’ hydro bills while providing just seven per cent of the province’s total electricity generation.