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Labour is key to being an energy superpower

For six years now Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been referring to Canada as “an emerging energy superpower.” It is a very ambitious goal that comes with significant geopolitical clout, the likes of which this country has not enjoyed in decades, if ever. And it will not be achieved without considerable public policy action, especially […]

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The carbon conversation we’re ready to have

Last Friday, I attended the Economic Club of Canada’s ‘first annual’ Energy Summit – a gathering of government and industry leaders for an all-day session at Calgary’s swanky Petroleum Club. (That’s 2 layers of club-hood, for those counting.) The purpose of the event was to have an insightful, forward-looking discussion about the state of Canada’s […]

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