Marvin Shaffer

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Oct 5, 2015
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What's wrong with Site C

Marvin Shaffer
The fact is there has been no independently assessed business case or social benefit-cost justification of the government's plan to build Site C.
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Jul 9, 2015
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B.C.'s LNG project agreement is a risky business

Marvin Shaffer
The BC Liberal's deal with Malaysian gas giant Petronas doesn't just shed risk for industry; it imposes potentially huge risks on the people of British Columbia.
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Feb 26, 2015
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The early and fatal undermining of TransLink

Marvin Shaffer
The upcoming referendum isn't the first but rather the culmination of a two-decade, tragically effective, bipartisan effort to prevent TransLink from doing what it was originally set up to do.
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Jun 20, 2014
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What are the net benefits of Northern Gateway?

Marvin Shaffer
One of the more disheartening features of the commentary on the economic benefits offered by major resource projects is the general failure to properly assess what those benefits in fact are.
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May 26, 2014
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Cheap power for jobs (except it ain't cheap)

Marvin Shaffer
Cheap power for jobs is an industrial strategy based on subsidizing energy use. It never made sense with oil and gas and it doesn't make sense with electricity.

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