corporate subsidies

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Pipeline expansion project may generate $50 billion in government revenue over 20 years.


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Kinder Morgan stopped all “non-essential spending” on the $7.4 billion project due to regulatory, legal and political barriers.


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It’s not clear that the usual way of doing journalism these days contributes much to good government.


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For the “typical family” of four, the cost per billion dollars of assistance is $114.28.


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Government support for national airplane producers can come at a great cost.


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Latest subsidy to Bombardier a reminder of the many problems with corporate welfare
The federal government will provide Bombardier, a Canadian aerospace company, with interest-free loans totalling $372.5 million.

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Green-tech advocates have convinced governments to spend untold billions of dollars on subsidies.


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Back in the 20th century, much of the world’s politics was shot through with deep-rooted ideologies that had a considerable effect, often negative, on humanity. This month, as the world recalls the 70th anniversary of D-Day and its aftermath, it is helpful to recall those ideologies and their influence on political debates.


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Alberta’s provincial government has provided plenty of political theatre as of late, with, as I write, three resignations from the government, including that of Alison Redford as premier. However, the Redford resignation may not be the end of her influence on Alberta’s future, and in particular, upon the Alberta Heritage Savings and Trust Fund.


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Back in late 2011 after the Occupy Wall Street protests, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne gave a speech in Toronto to decry what he called “the most inane displays of greed.” The reference was to behaviour he had observed while serving on various company boards over the years.