Alberta’s coal-fired political conflagration has revealed a broad and deep anti-coal animus. Polling tells us that about 70 percent of Albertans oppose the Kenney government’s efforts to increase coal mining in the eastern slopes. Contributing to this alliance are those who dislike oil and gas as much as coal. More interesting are those who want […]

Market access has been one of the most significant hurdles for some of Alberta’s core sectors to overcome. With a bright future for Alberta’s export industries, it’s a challenge that demands a long-term solution. The University of Calgary School of Public Policy is taking on this challenge, working towards a long-term solution to solve Canada’s […]

For months, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has been grappling with how to deal with Google (and Facebook) over the controversial issue of requiring major internet intermediaries to compensate Canadian news publishers for news content appearing on the platforms’ services. Canada has been carefully watching developments in France and Australia, where both governments have been engaged […]

Summary: A new study argues the Canada and United States agri-food sector suffered in the short term from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its specialization traits and “just-in-time” supply chain produced a resilience that was unforeseen, pointing to the growing importance of understanding the whole supply chain. In addition, the authors forecast that in […]

A new study argues that under the Biden administration, a stronger relationship between Canada and the U.S. will be restored, with the administration also working to rebuild important international institutions such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), and by doing so will reduce trade uncertainties, and increase agri-food trade between Canada and the U.S. Canada […]

Back in mid-November, something significant happened in Asia, largely unnoticed. While most of the western world continued to grapple with daily reports of increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, (well before the word “variant” became part of our everyday vocabulary), and while we watched transfixed to see whether Donald Trump would succeed in overturning the expressed […]

Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary has remained committed and focused on student success. “The Master’s in Public Policy programs provide ongoing student support, from professional development, career support to wellness, which is grounded on student success”, said Hamreet Sekhon, Senior Advisor […]

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, […]