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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney launches eastward and westward challenges as pipeline fight intensifies

CALGARY — The day after being sworn in as Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney has picked fights on two different fronts by threatening a constitutional challenge against Ottawa over Bill C-69 and declaring a new law that gives the power to cut off oil shipments to British Columbia.On Wednesday, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna added steam-driven oilsands…





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How government bureaucracy keeps blocking Canadians from building the critical infrastructure we need

Canada continues to enjoy some strong economic fundamentals, including resilient banking and manufacturing sectors, a growing network of trade agreements and a diverse and highly educated workforce.But a recent report from Deloitte and the Business Council of Canada reveals our sliding global competitiveness is testing business leaders’ confidence. Canada’s economy grew by just 0.1 per…


Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney channel glories of past premiers in battle for Alberta’s economic soul

Rachel Notley, Jason Kenney channel glories of past premiers in battle for Alberta’s economic soul

CALGARY — Jason Kenney, running to be Alberta’s next premier, is lunching on a salad at the Blackfoot Diner, a popular truck stop eatery just outside Calgary’s downtown, but offering red-meat economic policy proposals to his base in historically conservative Alberta.While the province’s demographics and leanings are changing, and some of his United Conservative Party’s…


Cancelled asset sales, fewer financings make oil and gas deals ‘a grind’

Cancelled asset sales, fewer financings make oil and gas deals ‘a grind’

CALGARY – Closing deals in Canada’s oil and gas exploration and production sector has become “a grind” given the combination of over-leveraged buyers, anemic capital markets and pipeline uncertainty, according to industry executives.Data from Evaluate Energy shows oil and gas producers have put producing assets pumping more than 180,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day…




National Energy Board recommends approval of Trans Mountain pipeline — subject to 16 new conditions

National Energy Board recommends approval of Trans Mountain pipeline — subject to 16 new conditions

CALGARY — The National Energy Board has recommended, once again, that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion be approved for construction.The NEB is recommending the project be approved subject to 16 new recommendations, in addition to the 156 conditions it had proposed in its previous recommendation. The report goes to the federal government to make the…