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This research area covers policies pertaining to Canada’s energy and other natural resources and that concern Canada’s ability to exploit this source of comparative advantage.  These may include issues related to regulatory processes, the environment, taxation, skills, and infrastructure affecting energy and resources activities.

How to Restore Public Trust and Credibility at the National Energy Board
May 16, 2017 - Lesley Matthews
The federal government should restore the independence of the National Energy Board’s (NEB) decisionmaking authority for pipeline applications, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute...
Surge Capacity: Selling City-owned Electricity Distributors to Meet Broader Municipal Infrastructure Needs
April 19, 2017 - Steven Robins
Cities across Canada should sell their electricity distribution companies and invest the proceeds in critical municipal infrastructure, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Surge...
Carbon Copies: The Prospects for an Economy-Wide Carbon Price in Canada
September 15, 2016 - Tracy Snoddon
Ottawa should establish a nationwide floor price for carbon, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Carbon Copies: The Prospect for an Economy-Wide Carbon Price in Canada,” author Tracy...
Clearing the Air: How Canadian LNG Exports Could Help Meet World Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
August 24, 2016 - James W. Coleman and Sarah Marie Jordaan
Canadian liquefied natural gas can lower global greenhouse gas emissions if it displaces dirtier sources of power abroad, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Clearing the Air: How...
A Blueprint for Going Green: The Best Policy Mix for Promoting Low-Emissions Technology
July 19, 2016 - David Popp
Canadian governments need an affordable blueprint to drive their green tech goals, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “A Blueprint for Going Green: The Best Policy Mix for...
National Priorities 2016
March 3, 2016
The National Priorities 2016 series provides a high level overview of key issues that the federal and provincial governments need to address, and provides an opportunity to highlight policy...
Vincent Thivierge - Do Not Fear Imports of California Greenhouse Gas Permits
Intelligence Memos
Pour la version française, cliquez ici.  From: Vincent Thivierge To: Concerned citizens and companies covered by the cap-and-trade  Date: June 20, 2017 Re:  Do Not Fear Imports of California...
Vincent Thivierge - Les raisons de ne pas craindre l’importation québécoise de permis de GES
Intelligence Memos
To read the English version, click here. Expéditeur : Vincent Thivierge Destinataire : Citoyens concernés et entreprises assujetties au SPEDE Date : 21 juin 2017 Object : Les raisons de ne pas...
Ben Dachis - Getting the Big (and Small) Things Right in National Energy Board Review
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources From: Benjamin Dachis Date: June 14, 2017 Re: Getting the Big (and Small) Things Right in National Energy Board Review It’s been a busy month on...
19 Jun 2017
Jun
19
  • The Promise and Potential of the Canadian Arctic
Roundtable Luncheon with Premiers - Hon. Robert McLeod and Hon. Peter Taptuna
Calgary, 421 7 Ave SW #4000
Monday, June 19, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
08 Jun 2017
Jun
08
  • Elyse Allan, President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Canada
Roundtable Luncheon - Digital Transformation and the Future of Work
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Thursday, June 8, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
05 Jun 2017
Jun
05
  • Working in Harmony? Coordinating Climate Policies
Roundtable Luncheon with Mark Cameron, Stewart Elgie, and Richard Morgenstern
Ottawa, 1 Rideau St
Monday, June 5, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
Canadians for Clean Prosperity

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