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May 15, 2013
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New mining royalties in Quebec

Bertrand Schepper
Laura Handal
On Monday, the Parti québécois government announced a new mining royalty regime. Its hybrid proposal combines aspects from two types of royalty systems: profit-based and ad valorem royalties.
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Jul 25, 2012
Nexen building in Calgary. Photo: James Bremner/Flickr

China's bid to take over Nexen

Erin Weir
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) bid to acquire Nexen is a large and complex proposal. A preliminary outline of possible costs and benefits follows.
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Mar 26, 2012

2012 Québec budget: Timidity and omissions

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
In the Quebec budget, the government is still insisting on transforming public service funding with the user-fee revolution logic, developing the Plan Nord, and reforming the pension plan.
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Sep 14, 2011

C. D. Howe shills for oil companies

Erin Weir
The C. D. Howe Institute is out this morning with a press release entitled, "Raising Oil and Gas Royalties Does Not Benefit Provincial Coffers." Here is my initial take on the accompanying paper.
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