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With the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project stalled, and overall Canadian pipeline capacity limited, the pressure to ship crude oil out of Alberta continues to grow. The amount of oil shipped by rail has been increasing and showing little signs of letting up. The National Energy Board reported in June that crude-by-rail exports from Canada […]

Workers and companies who were set to be employed on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have been left wondering where they stand as construction on the project begins to shut down. Ryan Bruce, director of government and public relations for the union CLAC, said some of the workers were sent home after the Federal Court […]

Trevor Tombe is an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, and research fellow at the School of Public Policy On Aug. 27, the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project celebrated the official start of construction. Three days later, that all changed. This morning, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal put the pipeline on hold. […]

By Ted Morton American Democrats and progressives are lighting their hair on fire over President Donald Trump’s nomination of GOP stalwart Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. And they should be. There’s nothing worse than being beaten at your own game and by your own rules. Under long-standing Senate rules, a minority of 41 (out […]

Alberta has obviously done nothing to cause this sudden trade drama with the U.S., and is probably not in much of a position to do anything to resolve it. But that’s not to say that we’re powerless to address Alberta’s competitive position and try to remain as attractive an investment jurisdiction as possible. Between tax […]

Trevor Tombe is an associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary, and aa research fellow at the School of Public Policy. These days, news flows through a firehose. Take a moment to reflect on the past month alone. U.S. President Donald Trump levied new tariffs on steel and aluminum, and Canada, Mexico, Japan, the […]