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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The Russian Doll: Understanding the opposition to a new pipeline to the West Coast

At first blush, the challenge created by a pipeline that would ship oil from Alberta to the BC coast seems quite simple: figure out how to address the environmental impact so we can unlock the economic benefits that the pipeline will bring. If only it were this simple. Opposition to a new pipeline from Alberta

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