Blogs are opinion pieces and reflect their author’s views

Designing and implementing agri-environmental policies comes with high stakes for global agriculture and food systems that are vital for human well-being. They can also affect greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, land degradation and nutrient pollution. One of the keys questions must therefore be How do we know such policies are working? First of all, what […]

Written by: The Simpson Centre

With the introduction of recent amendments under Bill 10 to Alberta’s fiscal framework, known as the Sustainable Fiscal Planning and Reporting Act (SFPRA), the Alberta government is taking a step back from fiscal transparency and accountability. The amendment in question narrows the reporting period for the second quarter (2Q) Mid-year Fiscal Update and Economic Statement […]

Written by: Lennie Kaplan

On April 1, 2023, Canada’s carbon tax increased from $50 to $65 per tonne. And following months of protest by Atlantic Canada’s political leaders, the federal tax came into effect there on July 1. “It’s a bad thing. It will punish Nova Scotians unnecessarily,” said NS Premier Tim Houston. They will have “a known disproportionate […]

Written by: Trevor Tombe and Jennifer Winter

Now that the writ has dropped, with election day on May 29th quickly approaching, both parties have shared policies that suggest a vision for the agriculture sector. With limited days remaining, the Simpson Centre has released its final report titled “Agriculture Matters: An Overview of Party Visions” to provide recognition to the agricultural sector and […]

Written by: Shawn Wiskar

With Alberta’s provincial elections coming up on May 29th, it is important that we don’t lose sight of Albertans’ priorities in election dialogue. No matter which party wins the election and forms government, they will be tasked with designing policies for all Albertans. At the Simpson Centre, we set out to learn which policy issues […]

Written by: Amlika Nair and Shawn Wiskar