Energy and Environment

Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its long-awaited ruling on the constitutionality of the Government of Canada’s system of carbon pricing, often referred to as “the carbon tax.” The Court ruled in favour of the Government of Canada, calling the carbon tax constitutional.… Continue Reading Supreme Court Rules Federal Carbon Tax is Legal – What’s Next?

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Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

As the spring season approaches, so too does budget season, with new budgets at the provincial and federal levels about to sprout forth even as snow still covers the ground. This year, Alberta is the first provincial jurisdiction to table a budget, one that is heavily influenced… Continue Reading Alberta Budget 2021 – Starting to Look Past COVID?

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The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

To ensure long-term contracts and their benefits for all parties involved are utilized moving forward, The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario provides six recommendations aimed at creating a competitive procurement process that works for all parties and addresses concerns about future affordability and reliability. This paper… Continue Reading The Future of Energy Contracts in Ontario

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Government Announces Relief for Oil & Gas and Cultural Sectors

Government Announces Relief for Oil & Gas and Cultural Sectors

The federal government announced its first sector-specific measures as part of its COVID-19 response, including targeted support for the oil and gas sector that is aligned with the Trudeau government’s key priorities: Up to $1.72 billion to clean up orphan and inactive oil and gas wells in… Continue Reading Government Announces Relief for Oil & Gas and Cultural Sectors

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COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

Following Ontario’s release of its pandemic projections last week, Quebec and Alberta have followed suit, illustrating the impact of COVID-19 within provinces across Canada. The picture that is emerging is that the pandemic is hitting Canada’s provinces differently. In Ontario and Quebec, the pandemic is on track… Continue Reading COVID-19 Responses Come Into Focus, But Road Ahead Remains Uncertain

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Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced an investment to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The province’s investment includes $1.5 billion in equity in 2020 and a $6 billion loan guarantee in 2021, enabling immediate construction on the Alberta portion of the pipeline. The project is… Continue Reading Building Pipelines: Advancing Keystone XL and Canadian Industrial Capacity

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Ontario Lowering Hydro Rates in Response to COVID-19

Ontario Lowering Hydro Rates in Response to COVID-19

With social distancing in full effect, the Ford government is temporarily ending time of use electricity rates for families, farmers, and small businesses. At all hours of the day, customers will be charged the lower off-peak rates usually reserved for the overnight period. This measure will be… Continue Reading Ontario Lowering Hydro Rates in Response to COVID-19

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Unlocking the Ring of Fire

Unlocking the Ring of Fire

By: Mitchell Davidson Every year in the first week of March the mining world congregates in Toronto for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada annual convention. Once again, one of the main topics of conversation is the Ring of Fire, a unique chromite and nickel deposit… Continue Reading Unlocking the Ring of Fire

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Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

By Erik De Lorenzi Going into the 2018 election, 61% of Ontarians said that hydro rates would impact their vote. The Progressive Conservative platform seized on this consensus by committing to reduce rates by 12%. Since assuming power, the Ford government has aimed squarely at the cost… Continue Reading Reforming Support Programs to Cut Hydro Costs

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