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Apr 29, 2013
Photo: Travis S. / flickr

Rip and ship (hewers of wood, drawers of water 2.0)

Steven Shrybman
Many will be aware of the U.S.-based campaign to stop Keystone XL pipeline for ecological reasons. But Canadians have another reason to oppose this grotesque sell-off of the nation's patrimony.
Blog
Nov 29, 2012

Foreign aid and natural resources: Allies or enemies?

Christopher Majka
Foreign aid could be a vehicle for Canada to establish its progressive bona fides. Instead what it establishes is our miserly commitment to poverty alleviation and the development of good governance.
Blog
Oct 18, 2012

Raw deal: The Canadian resource economy -- Part 2

Christopher Majka
Effective resource economies add, build and extract value from natural resources. Getting there entails smart education, infrastructure and research policy. Current government policy is anything but.
Blog
Oct 16, 2012

Failing grades: The Canadian resource economy -- Part 1

Christopher Majka
The first principal of effective resource economies is to not squander your wealth. Blowing the wad blows your financial prospectus and robs from future generations. Canada's record? "Lamentable."
Blog
Jun 22, 2012

Rio+20: It's time for new solutions

Carleen Pickard
Maryam Adrangi
In the search for appealing, catchy, urgent and simple slogans, we climate justice activists have come to accept the phrase ‘climate change is the defining issue of our time’ as gospel. But is it ?
Blog
Jun 8, 2012
Aerial shot of Athabasca tar sands. Photo: Shell/Flickr

Debating the uses of resource royalties

Brian Topp
In an interesting and well-argued column in the Calgary Herald recently, Mark Milke from the Fraser Institute took issue with my last post here. I can't resist replying to one of his points.
Blog
Mar 26, 2012

Joe Oliver and curing conservative dysfunction

Pamela Palmater
I am always struck when the Conservatives are able to convince the public that the source of the serious housing, water and poverty crisis in First Nations is simply because we don't have jobs.
News
Mar 19, 2012
Photo: PasKualo/Flickr

Reading Andrew Weaver's Nature article to the end

Correy Baldwin
The Conservatives are brandishing a new weapon in their fight to exploit the Alberta oil sands, pulling a figure from a recent article published in the journal Nature by scientist Andrew Weaver.
Blog
Jan 27, 2012

Harper has no plan for possible oil shortage

Gordon Laxer
Canada stands on guard for just about every other imaginable disaster but has no plan to deal with an international oil shortage even though one is almost certain to hit soon.

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