Haisla Chief frustrated waiting on regulatory decision for Cedar LNG

Haisla Chief frustrated waiting on regulatory decision for Cedar LNG“Cedar is not only important from a Haisla perspective, [but from] a global perspective” The Haisla Nation is growing anxious for a regulatory decision on its proposed $3-billion Cedar LNG project on the west coast of Canada at the Port of Kitimat. If constructed, the floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, in partnership with…

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…

Canadian economy is grinding to a halt

Canadian economy is grinding to a haltGet ready for an economically challenging 2023 For economic prognosticators, the year that just ended threw up some big surprises, including the first land war in Europe since 1945, spiralling inflation, and a series of rapid-fire interest rate increases as panicked central bankers rushed to tame soaring prices. Few, if any, forecasters anticipated these developments…

Trudeau’s misguided policies resulting in tepid economic growth

Trudeau’s misguided policies resulting in tepid economic growthFavours the communist approach to economic development Despite having the fastest-growing population in the developed world, thanks to a massive acceleration of immigration, Canada is facing a forecasted economic growth of only one per cent in 2023 (according to the OECD). This is surprising given the rise in demand for things we are very good…

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmers

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmersThis is what happens when a government is driven by urban politics Ottawa recently announced that tariff revenues received from Canadian farmers who bought Russian/Belarusian fertilizers this year are being sent to Ukraine to rebuild infrastructure. Canada was the only G7 country to put tariffs on Russian and/or Belarusian fertilizer after Russia invaded Ukraine back…

Countdown begins for Cedar LNG regulatory decision

Countdown begins for Cedar LNG regulatory decisionIndigenous-led project would export some of the world’s cleanest natural gas The Haisla Nation and Pembina Pipeline Corporation are primed to hear by the end of this year whether they can build one of the largest Indigenous-owned infrastructure projects in Canada’s history. Supplied by the Coastal GasLink pipeline, the $3 billion Cedar LNG project near…

Canada faces a serious shortage of STEM skills

Canada faces a serious shortage of STEM skillsA threat to both our quality of life and economic competitiveness We live in an age when a nation’s quality of life depends on a sufficient supply of science-based professionals possessing the skills needed in our technologically advanced world. The supply of these professionals was already tight, but a slowdown in replacing retirees during the…

U.S. plan to import oil from Venezuela will hurt Canadians

U.S. plan to import oil from Venezuela will hurt CanadiansThe Keystone XL pipeline could have started operating mere months from now The U.S. decision to ease sanctions and allow it to resume oil imports from Venezuela will hurt Canada’s oil sector, according to industry analysts. It’s another blow by the administration that cancelled the 830,000-barrel-per-day Keystone XL pipeline from Canada in January 2021. Now…

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial sense

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial senseMajor financial institutions are revisiting their commitment to curbing oil and gas investment In the past few months there have been some noteworthy developments for the global alliance known as GFANZ (Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero). GFANZ, founded by Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg in the spring of last year and promoted at COP26,…
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