Let’s Talk Energy – a continuing dialogue

This article is the last in the Canada West Foundation’s Let’s Talk Energy (LTE) series. LTE was born of a conversation in the fall of 2010 in which then-CEO Roger Gibbins coined the notion of an “ideas agenda” as part of the ongoing discussions about a Canadian energy strategy. This notion led to the development of the

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Field of Dreams, Part II

Whenever I point to the Jets Stadium and the establishment of the Vauxhall Baseball Academy as an example of a very successful local and rural infrastructure investment that has yielded some great economic development and social dividends, the response is overwhelmingly positive. Often, it’s outright astonishment.  During the course of the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, I was

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Edmonton’s innovative approach turns waste into revenue

The City of Edmonton is becoming well known for its highly integrated and sustainable waste management system.  This system is built on a vision that views waste differently—not as something useless but as a resource. Currently, the City of Edmonton is diverting up to 60% of all household waste away from the landfill.  By 2015,

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A path to a richer Canada

If Wayne Gretzky were asked how to position Canada’s energy trade relations for the future, he would likely say, “Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it’s been.” Following that advice leads us to Asia, which will account for the vast majority of growth in energy demand over the next quarter

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