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Death by a Thousand Cuts? Western Canada’s Oil and Natural Gas Policy Competitiveness Scorecard
February 1, 2018 - Benjamin Dachis

Government policies are piling on to reduce the competitiveness of energy producers in Western Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In the first edition of the annual...

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...

The National Energy Board’s Limits in Assessing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 18, 2016 - Benjamin Dachis and Grant Bishop

Mandating the National Energy Board (NEB) to weigh upstream greenhouse gas emissions in its pipeline approval process could stretch the federal government’s constitutional authority, according to...

The Future of Canadian Energy Policy
January 7, 2016 - Benjamin Dachis

Canada’s energy sector will need to think about more than just low oil prices in 2016. There are numerous structural issues facing the sector that will need to be overcome, according to a new...

Speed Dating or Serious Courtship? Canada and Foreign State-Owned Enterprises
November 26, 2012 - Daniel Schwanen

If Canada wants to benefit from Asia’s long-term growth potential, there is no getting around the need to do business, carefully, with state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a report...

Unclogging the Pipes: Pipeline Reviews and Energy Policy
February 29, 2012 - Joseph A. Doucet

The federal government needs to reform Canada’s regulatory review process for energy pipelines, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Unclogging the...

Move over, Waterloo and Ottawa: Calgary is now out-innovating you - CBC's The Road Ahead
Op-Ed
Which is the most innovative city in Canada? You might be surprised to know that Calgary has now taken the lead on that front, as measured by one of the most common ways of gauging innovation — ...
Kevin Milligan - Let’s Face Facts on Natural Resources
Intelligence Memos
From: Kevin Milligan To: Canadians Concerned with Inequality Date: May 30, 2018 Re: Let’s Face Facts on Natural Resources Opinions on pipelines are flowing around Canada far more quickly than the oil...
Benjamin Dachis - Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense
Intelligence Memos
To: The Hon. Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance From: Benjamin Dachis Date: May 17, 2018 Re: Backstopping Kinder Morgan Makes Sense The federal government is wise to indemnify Kinder Morgan from any...

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