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 […]

Source: Calgary Herald

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. […]

Source: Maclean's

Federal income tax revenue fell by nearly $5 billion in 2016 and nearly all of the decline was attributable to Alberta, but exactly why remains an open question, says an economist with the University of Calgary. Lindsay Tedds says it’s not yet clear how much of the decline was due to economic factors — the […]

Source: CBC

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 […]

Source: The National Post

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 […]

Source: The Province