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The federal government announced on April 20 how much it will cost Canadian taxpayers to get Volkswagen to build an electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in Ontario. Ottawa will subsidize about 10 percent of the $700 million capital cost of the facility and will provide up to $130 million a year in production subsidies over […]

Written by: John Lester

On May 29, 2023, Albertans will go to the polls and cast a vote that reflects their vision for the future of Alberta. Politics are complicated, and determining which party or candidate to vote for can be challenging. While you’re sorting through campaign messages to decide who to vote for, This blog offers a historical […]

Written by: Shawn Wiskar and Amlika Nair

The threat of trade retaliation is one more trick in big tech’s bag of tricks, but it won’t happen U.S. tech giants Google and Facebook are trying to up the ante and bring maximum pressure to bear on Canadian parliamentarians as Bill C-18, the Online News Act, begins its process through the Senate, having cleared […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

Carbon pricing is widely recognized as the most cost-effective way to reduce emissions. However, the differences between the federal backstop system and provincial carbon pricing systems might ultimately result in increased internal/external carbon leakage risks and competitiveness challenges for provinces with more stringent climate policies. For this reason, it is necessary to improve the economic […]

Written by: Tetiana Semeniutina and Jennifer Winter

There is a strong scientific consensus that human activities associated with greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for a warming planet. The extreme weather events predicted by the science that we have seen this past summer including flooding, wildfires, dust storms and record high temperatures are the latest demonstrations of man-made climate change. Scientists predict that […]

Written by: Eddy Isaacs