Royalty review must consider all costs

An upcoming commission that will look at what companies must pay to extract Alberta’s non-renewable natural resources needs to consider all the new costs industry is likely to incur before making a recommendation on increased royalty rates. Premier Rachel Notley has promised to re-evaluate the province’s royalty regime for non-renewable resources, to raise corporate income

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Investment in infrastructure is Canada’s economic health-care program

It is well established that sustained investment in public infrastructure brings results—enhanced economic productivity, higher competitiveness, and therefore, better rates of economic growth. And, it is this economic growth that generates revenue for governments with which to fund Canada’s globally-envied health care, education, and social safety nets.  Hence, our quality of life in this country.

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Moose Jaw’s “Lean” hospital could yield big dividends

About a year ago the good citizens of Moose Jaw—Saskatchewan’s fourth largest city—were thrilled by news that a new hospital would be built to replace the city’s aging Union Hospital. The new facility is tagged at $105 million, of which 80% will be paid by the province and 20% will be funded locally. Construction will

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Reflections on the Federal Budget and What it Means for Water

Canada’s budget was tabled on March 29 and it includes some interesting changes related to water policy. Here are the highlights: Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO): While we’ll have to wait until the Government’s Budget Omnibus Bill is tabled to find out whether there will be changes to the Fisheries Act, Minister Flaherty announced

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