WATCH | Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies

Today, the Canada West Foundation released Sprouted: The plant ingredient opportunity taking root on the Prairies. In this video, report co-author Sarah Pittman, Canada West Foundation policy analyst, discusses why the Prairies are well-placed to pursue this opportunity and reap the economic benefits. Read the full report Around the world, a growing middle class with

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Pallister government steps forward, but not far enough, with Manitoba climate plan

Last week, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister unveiled his government’s Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan that lays out how the province will reduce climate changing emissions over the next five years, including a price on carbon. The plan is a big step in the right direction for a province that fought against a federally imposed price

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U.S. one step closer to imposing permanent duties on Canadian softwood lumber

The U.S. Commerce Department just released its final determinations in its antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigations against Canadian softwood lumber imported into the U.S. As expected, Commerce announced it will indeed impose finalized duties in both cases. Commerce revised its tariff rates to be slightly lower and also excluded lumber from Newfoundland and

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PODCAST | What the West? 001: Fixing Confederation

This year, Canada marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and we had a lot to celebrate. But, Confederation hasn’t been a panacea. We still don’t have trade between the provinces – you can’t even buy a beer on a trip and bring it home. The equalization debate is ugly. And don’t get us started on

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Sustainable, affordable and reliable: Envisioning Canada’s energy future

In April, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr launched Generation Energy – a six-month cross-country dialogue on Canada’s energy future. The dialogue concludes this week in Winnipeg, Man. with a national symposium attended by stakeholders from across the country. From there, the government will use the input to craft an “approach focused on how the federal

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How to enforce the oilsands emissions limit – command and control or market-based mechanisms?

On June 16th, the Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) publicly released its report providing advice to the Alberta Government on implementing the oilsands emissions limit. Part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the oilsands emission limit restricts greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the oilsands sector to 100 megatonnes (MT). The report’s recommendations can be grouped broadly

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