Tag Archives: Alberta

Let’s tap into the real Alberta Advantage – resilience

Alberta is going through a crisis. Oil prices have fallen substantially, with no imminent recovery, and many people have been laid off. Albertans seem to be at a loss on what to do. Before I started working at the Canada West Foundation, I worked at a museum in Alberta, and I have never been more

Video | Alberta’s new climate plan, explained

On January 27, 2016, the Canada West Foundation, with Canadians for Clean Prosperity and Bennett Jones LLP, convened four expert panelists to dive deep into Alberta’s new climate plan. The speakers, including Andrew Leach, the chair of the province’s climate advisory panel, also faced questions from the audience about how Alberta can improve its environmental credibility

Prairie premiers face common threat

In Paris for the UN Climate Conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced, to much fanfare, that Canada is back. Indeed, the Trudeau government reaffirmed Canada’s aggressive climate targets (30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030) while intimating that Canada will do more. To meet the 2030 target, Canada will have to reduce its greenhouse

The Apprentice:
A Q&A with Russell Farley

In high school, Russell Farley was more interested in drama class than shop class. But when he moved to Alberta from Ontario two-and-a-half years ago, he fell in love with a new artistic pursuit: woodworking. The smell of the shop, the beauty in a grain pattern, the intricate design on fine pieces – he was

Alberta’s good-faith gesture needs support

The Government of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan makes Alberta a climate policy leader virtually overnight – both in Canada and globally. By now, the architecture of the plan is well-known. It includes: • an economywide price of $30/ tonne on GHG emissions (covering 78-90 per cent of Alberta’s economy); • an expedited phase-out of coal-fired

How Alberta’s minimum wage hike stacks up in the West

Alberta is taking its first step towards a $15 minimum wage by 2018. On Oct. 1, minimum wage earners will see an increase in their paycheques, as the hourly rate increases from $10.20 to $11.20. The liquor server rate will rise from $9.20 to $10.70 per hour, and will be eliminated next year. Once the