China Brief | Six Month Special Edition

In this six month special edition: We’ve spent the last several months following China in Western Canadian media. Here’s what we’ve learned – and a look forward to what’s next. See a pdf of the six month special edition China Brief here Canada’s relationship with China is increasingly important, and the Western provinces are paying

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BLOG | Olympic cost overruns – and how Calgary can keep them in check

In the lead up to the November 13 Olympic Games plebiscite in Calgary, debate over potential cost overruns has been fierce. And for good reason: Olympic/Paralympic Games are notorious for going over budget. But to understand the probability of a Calgary 2026 Games going over budget, it is necessary to understand why Games often go

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ABOUT: SUCCESS IN THE MAKING | Stories of partnerships between Indigenous communities and natural resource firms

About this project: Stories of success Indigenous communities are increasingly forming alliances with natural resources firms to create economic opportunity and enhance self-sufficiency now and into the future. They are relationships that continue to evolve. Early industry and Indigenous partnerships often provided limited economic benefits, the approach did not represent true collaboration nor provide opportunities

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China Brief | Edition 012

IN THIS EDITION: Canada’s top cybersecurity official argues Canada can “handle” Huawei, new North American trade deal could have implications for a trade agreement with China, and a look at Canadian energy exports to China. Read more…   Quote: “[Beijing’s] approach is similar to their approach on general China-Canada relations. On one hand, China wants to

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China Brief | Edition 011

Edition 011: Chinese companies team up with Indigenous group to build Alberta refinery, Saskatchewan premier’s trip to China, and an “Asian Super Grid.” Read more… Quote of the week “Is China an unfair player deserving of the US trade penalties or a deeply misunderstood victim?” – Karishma Vaswani, BBC. Excellent piece on the two narratives about

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PODCAST | What the West 016: Mexico’s new energy reality

It’s been more than a month since Mexico’s recent federal elections. With the election of an incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, we are now seeing announcements about the team he’ll bring to office with him. In this episode, we look at changes in Mexico and the incoming team on the issue of most

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