In a recent analysis we examined the value of B.C.’s Site C hydroelectric project, answering the question Is the Site C Dam Worth its Growing Price Tag? In his January 6th article “B.C.’s Site C hydro power boondoggle shows real cost of ‘clean’ energy” Terence Corcoran references our research to assert that clean energy projects, […]

The Master of Public Policy program at the University of Calgary has adapted to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing unique and innovative teaching initiatives, paying special attention to students’ needs. “We were able to pivot quickly,” said Lisa Young, Director of Graduate Programs and a professor in the program. “The MPP […]

  Alberta’s wholesale electricity market turns 25 years old this month and the competitive retail market reaches a somewhat more youthful 20-year milestone. I am not aware of any official celebrations to commemorate these events but nonetheless will raise a glass to what has proved an interesting journey, and while not without its issues, it […]

When it comes to public policy, Jenna Dutton’s approach is people-minded and community-focused. Dutton, Research Coordinator, Urban Policy Platform for The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, said the platform is based on specific funding from a donor and the goal is to collaborate across the university and also across sectors with […]

The global economic lockdown implemented to contain the Covid-19 virus has caused the most severe economic downturn in Canada since the Great Depression in the 1930s. The cumulative output loss could easily amount to 15 percent of GDP by 2023 and could continue to grow for years thereafter. So far, the government policy response has, […]

Global economies have been heavily impacted in the wake of Covid-19. The coronavirus has created dramatic negative impacts on global growth and trade. The government response to restrict large components of the economy to safeguard public health resulted in massive job loss, reduced tax revenues, diminished consumer confidence, and increased public debt. As a result, […]

These days the World Trade Organization (WTO) is facing many challenges. To say that it has fallen out of favour with the Trump Administration would be an understatement. The US is currently actively working to undermine the dispute settlement process of the WTO by blocking new appointments to the organization’s Appellate Body, on the grounds […]