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The $9.7 billion Sturgeon Refinery, owned by North West Redwater Partnership (NWRP), is now in the final stages of start-up. The Refinery has already been producing about 25,000 bpd of high quality diesel and 15,000 bpd of diluent from synthetic crude oil feedstocks for several months as work to complete the final heavy oil processing […]

Written by: Richard Masson

First Nation Governance and Well-Being   [This is a short excerpt from a book I am writing entitled The Wealth of First Nations.]   The Indian Act contains a simple template for band government, prescribing biennial election of a single chief plus two to twelve councillors, depending on the size of the First Nation.  However, […]

Written by: Thomas Flanagan

What are potential carbon tax costs in New Brunswick? Of course, the answer to this question depends on the policy proposal. For example, the current New Brunswick plan redirects a portion of the provincial fuel tax to a Climate Change Fund and requires large emitting facilities in the province to participate in the federal output-based […]

Written by: Jennifer Winter

As I sit writing this blog on Labour Day (or Labor Day if you are south of the border), I am conscious of the fact that by the time it gets published, things may well have changed. NAFTA negotiations between Canadian and US negotiators are set to resume on Wednesday morning, September 5, after a […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

Sustained rapid economic growth following the Second World War meant that it was expected that successive generations of Canadians would achieve a higher standard of living that the previous one. It is a reflection of how ingrained pessimism about economic growth has become among both young and old  that they have come to believe that […]

Written by: Philip Cross