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

— Feb 28, 2019
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2018

The Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2018, rates 83 jurisdictions around the world based on their geologic attractiveness for minerals and metals and the extent to which government policies encourage or deter exploration and investment. This year, the state of Nevada ranks as the most attractive jurisdiction in the world for mining investment, followed by Western Australia, Saskatchewan (3rd) and Quebec (4th).

— 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.