China Brief | China's relationship with Canada's West
EDITION 035: Gearing up for Meng Wanzhou’s trial; a new parliamentary committee on Canada-China relations; and will there be Canadian gains from the US-China trade truce?
The 'absurd' state of Canadian internal trade – and how to fix it
As Canada enters more free trade agreements abroad, internal trade at home remains anything but free. Despite various internal trade agreements (and despite recent efforts on the part of some provinces, particularly Alberta and Manitoba, unilaterally reducing their internal trade barriers), progress on an open internal market in Canada has been slow. So slow, in fact, that Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, at a recent armchair chat, called them “absurd.”
LNG: Carbon bomb or environmental saviour?
Wildly opposing views about the environmental impacts of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects exist in Canada – views that are so divergent as to be almost irreconcilable. LNG lauded as environmental saviour, says the Northern Sentinel.¹ BC LNG touted as cleanest in the world, says JWN. LNG Canada could be ‘carbon bomb’ that blows up B.C.’s climate goals, critic warns, reports the CBC.