A new energy future

What if there was a potential $7 trillion global opportunity on the table, and we just looked the other way? Believe it or not, it’s happening. Our nation is largely sitting idle on the sidelines of a full-fledged global energy boom. Much of this opportunity lies in the roaring economies of Asia, but it is

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From Developing Needs to Developing Solutions

With municipal revenues failing to keep pace with investment needs, civic leaders across Canada face the daunting task of managing scarce dollars, balancing competing demands for services, and ensuring citizens continue to enjoy a high quality of life. While the challenges confronting Edmonton are no different, the City has long understood the importance of sound

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Reflections on the Federal Budget and What it Means for Water

Canada’s budget was tabled on March 29 and it includes some interesting changes related to water policy. Here are the highlights: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO): While we’ll have to wait until the Government’s Budget Omnibus Bill is tabled to find out whether there will be changes to the Fisheries Act, Minister Flaherty announced

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Natural gas can fuel our transportation future, if the tradeoffs are good

Sometimes I forget about the importance of transportation, even in a large nation like Canada. All too often I take for granted the ease of my commute to work, highway drive to another city, flight from one province to another or the delivery of my online shopping. People and goods need to move between work

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Building a Better Road

Rural towns in the West are sleepy little affairs, and the small southern Alberta town in which I grew up is no different. There were, however, two occasions when the local hum-drum was broken, and believe it or not, both brouhahas involved infrastructure. The first was whether a new sportsplex arena should be built to

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Canada needs policy conditions that support innovation and change

Electricity is fundamental to maintaining prosperity and meeting the needs of Canadians. From hospitals that Canadians depend on for health services, to home appliances, to personal electronics and communications—reliable electricity that is available on demand has never been more critical. The renewal of Canada’s electricity infrastructure There is currently no greater challenge to the electricity

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