Tag Archives: oil

Loonie’s rollercoaster year a sign of the times in 2016

With the decline in oil prices, the falling loonie has had quite the year so far in 2016. In early 2016, the Canadian dollar hit the lowest it has been since 2003, when it closed at 71.02 cents US. As oil prices slowly began climbing, the Canadian dollar did too, reaching 77.55 cents US in June

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

Bringing Canada’s emissions aspirations back to reality

Have you ever watched a TV show and felt that it could be reality in the not-so-distant future? Or watched a presidential race and wondered if it is secretly a reality TV show? (But let’s leave the latter for another time.) There’s a new show on Netflix called Occupied and it brings together current environmental

Good riddance, 2015

It’s hard not to say “good riddance” rather than “goodbye” to a year like 2015. There were good moments, for sure, but plenty more reasons to make us happy to start afresh in 2016. Paris figured largely in the world psyche in more ways than expected. The Paris climate spectacular was expected; the tragic murder

When the going gets tough

The New Year brought with it a lot of frenzy and panic as oil prices slid downward. Economists and analysts were deeply concerned about the low price of oil and what the long-term impact would be on Alberta’s economy. According to a Conference Board of Canada report, the Alberta economy is expected to decline by