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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

As Bill C-18 continues its deliberate journey down the Canadian Parliamentary legislative track on its way toward enactment, the Bill’s prime targets (Alphabet, in the form of Google Search and Meta in the form of Facebook) continue to deploy the full force of their lobbying efforts to derail the legislation. Their most recent effort is a White Paper released […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens

Now that US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai in her recent meeting with Canada’s International Trade Minister Mary Ng has officially taken notice of the Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11), (“Ambassador Tai expressed concern about…pending legislation in the Canadian Parliament that could impact digital streaming services“) this raises the question as to whether aspects of […]

Written by: Hugh Stephens