Business & Economy

Uncompetitive policies and regulatory uncertainty are largely to blame.
Uncompetitive policies and regulatory uncertainty are largely to blame.

Investors steering clear of Canada’s energy sector

By Elmira Aliakbari and Ashley Stedman The Fraser Institute
May 16, 2018 - 10:47am

Canada’s investment climate for the energy sector can be described as unfavourable, at best. Clearly, investors have reached their breaking point with Canada’s uncompetitive policies and regulatory uncertainty and are steering clear.

Such a program would weaken the incentives to work for lower-income Canadians and people not strongly tied to the labour force.
Such a program would weaken the incentives to work for lower-income Canadians and people not strongly tied to the labour force.

Unconditional basic income is a bad idea

By Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre The Fraser Institute
May 14, 2018 - 11:21am

Almost 50 years ago, a Canadian Senate report declared that a basic income “is an idea whose time has come.” Ever since, the idea resurfaces every so often, with support that spans the political spectrum.

After seven years and billions of dollars, hope for revival of Canada’s oil industry comes down to one extremely troubled project.
After seven years and billions of dollars, hope for revival of Canada’s oil industry comes down to one extremely troubled project.

The Saga of the Three Pipelines test of Ottawa's relevance

By Gwyn Morgan Contributor Troy Media
May 10, 2018 - 9:48am

Canada is endowed with the third largest oil reserves in the world but lack of access to world markets means our oil is sold far below world prices. Each day, this captive market discount hands a $40-million gift to Americans.

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