Why can’t Canada be more like Qatar or Norway?

Why can’t Canada be more like Qatar or Norway?Our dangerous love affair with a ‘top down’ collectivist approach to problem-solving is leading us in the wrong direction That Germany has given up on Canada to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) and instead signed a massive multi-year LNG purchase agreement with Qatar has left many angry and disappointed. Investment manager and perennial oil bull…

Savana Walkingbear one of Canada’s rising young Indigenous leaders

Savana Walkingbear one of Canada’s rising young Indigenous leadersWorking to advance First Nations’ ownership of resource projects Savana Walkingbear has overcome adversity to become one of Canada’s top young Indigenous leaders. A citizen of Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan, he was one of the youngest elected Indigenous band councillors in Canada and is now a director of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition…

The “bass-ackward” state of energy transition in Canada

The “bass-ackward” state of energy transition in CanadaUntil politicians get out of the driver’s seat, we will never get energy transition right You’ve heard about getting things “bass-ackward”? That self-explanatory term pretty much describes the state of energy transition in Canada. That also means there’s no way Canada’s oil and gas sector, to channel prominent business thinker Jim Collins, is going from…

The three most likely reasons your business is struggling

The three most likely reasons your business is strugglingFix these three things and your business will thrive again Jesse sat in my office shaking his head. His business was grossing millions of dollars in sales, yet his bottom line was miserable. Not only was he discouraged about his results, he felt he had lost control of his employees, and it was difficult for…

The ‘Just Transition’ deadly for the West

The ‘Just Transition’ deadly for the WestTrudeau using Alberta as a whipping post to rile his woke base before an election Imagine being told that, despite your happiness in your current home, you need to move into a new type of house, full of untried, unsustainable technology. That’s the Just Transition. Whatever you call it, the federal government’s plan to hollow…

Saskatchewan has a history of failing to balance its budget

Saskatchewan has a history of failing to balance its budgetBetter decisions by the government could have led to a cut in PST One point of PST revenue – that’s how much the interest on the provincial debt costs you. In 2023, the provincial government is expected to finally balance its budget. This is great news; it comes along with inflation relief cheques and up…

Forecast calls for a strong recovery in crude oil demand

Forecast calls for a strong recovery in crude oil demandThanks mainly to China finally emerging from its Covid-19 lockdowns The dynamics around energy markets are changing fast. China, the world’s largest crude importer, is finally beginning to open up, signalling that it has passed the COVID-19 peak and is now ready for business as usual. As a consequence, Beijing is reportedly on a crude…

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwed

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwedBut politicians are fiddling while Canada combusts Have you heard about Canada’s unjust energy transition? Better pay attention: it’s unfolding before your very eyes. The unjust transition will cost people jobs, create new and more insidious types of energy poverty, and accelerate negative environmental impact – the very opposite effects of what the putative notion…

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobs

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobsThe building trades, transportation, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing will all be affected A newly public federal document reveals that more than 2.7 million jobs across Canada can expect a “significant disruption” as a result of Ottawa’s Just Transition plan to reduce emissions.  Ironically, it comes at the same time as new analysis showing that world…

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gas

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gasIs Ottawa actually executing a master plan to shut down Canada’s oil and gas industry? Liberal climate policies and the future of Alberta’s oil and gas industry are again headline news thanks to recent remarks by Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Their remarks have provided multiple opportunities for Alberta Premier Danielle…
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