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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Indigenous support for energy projects tells the other side of the story

This week, indigenous leaders from both sides of the Canada – U.S. border gathered in Calgary to sign a declaration of opposition against the Keystone XL pipeline. Indigenous support for many energy projects Our job at the Canada West Foundation is to be as objective as possible, to rely on the best evidence available. And

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WATCH | Up Front: Modernizing the National Energy Board

Today, the Canada West Foundation released Up Front: Modernizing the National Energy Board. Report author Trevor McLeod, Director of the Natural Resources Centre, discusses the report’s recommendations, and the way forward for the NEB. The report is as much about putting the energy decision-making system into perspective as it is about fixing the National Energy

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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

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Aboriginal consultation at the heart of restoring trust in regulators, B.C. case shows

Canada’s regulatory system is a mess. And it just got messier. The politically charged national debate on pipelines and a recent B.C. Supreme Court decision are adding to the confusion. In the case, the Court ruled that the B.C. government did not uphold its duty to consult the Gitga’at and neighbouring First Nations on the

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark (Image courtesy Government of British Columbia)

Malaysian turmoil bitter pill for Christy Clark

The Government of British Columbia has done everything in its power to clear a path for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, and yet stands in the path of oil pipelines to the West Coast. This single-minded pursuit may prove to be a foolish mistake. In July, B.C. MLAs headed into the legislature for a

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