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A report looking at how to modernize the National Energy Board (NEB) is calling for a complete overhaul, suggesting that it be replaced with two new agencies and its leadership moved from Calgary to Ottawa. A five-member expert panel was appointed last fall to look at the structure, role and mandate of Canada’s national energy […]

A new study done by the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy indicates while Calgary’s population has been rising, there has been a steep decline in affordable rental units. Ron Kneebone of the School of Public Policy looked at rental units per 1,000 people across Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary between 1990 and 2016. During […]

OTTAWA – Corporate Canada is bracing for the latest economic challenge out of Washington: a tax-cutting plan for U.S. businesses that many fear would pose a considerable threat to Canadian competitiveness as well as Ottawa’s bottom line. The White House announced a tax-reform package Wednesday that included a proposal to significantly slash the top U.S. […]

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Australia has joined the club of power-market pandemonium created by heavy-handed government intervention. Wholesale electricity prices have doubled, equivalent to a $50-per-tonne carbon tax. Investment has come up short after Australia decommissioned 10 per cent of its power capacity since 2012. More bad news is expected. Consumers in the populated states will […]

To no one’s surprise, Alberta did not slay the deficit dragon in its most recent budget. Or even introduce new weaponry for deficit slaying, or offer any new solutions to the problem. Instead, the red ink has spread and the hope seems to be that black gold will one day wash it away. Alberta is leaning on […]

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta — Kurt Remple, a toothless, unemployed, struggling alcoholic in Medicine Hat, the curiously named prairie town in Alberta, is a success story of sorts. Five years ago, he was living under a bridge and surviving on free meals from charities. Today, he lives in a small but tidy one-bedroom apartment in a […]

A University of Calgary study suggests that patient care is suffering from an overuse of computers in hospitals and doctor offices. In the latest study, Dr. Myles Leslie from the School of Public Policy looked at health-care workers in the intensive care units of three U.S. hospitals. He found some doctors and nurses spent up […]