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Scott Vrooman | Despite what some in Alberta argue, we don't rely on the oil industry for survival. We rely on a stable climate.
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Rachel Notley
David J. Climenhaga | Many Albertans still believe the NDP was right when it said they weren't getting a fair deal on resources -- and nothing has changed just because nothing has changed.
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Peter Lougheed
David J. Climenhaga | The latest drop in oil prices has revealed that "the tide is out and Alberta is naked from the waist down..." It is not an edifying sight.
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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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Iglika Ivanova | Yesterday's Speech from the Throne reads more like a list of what this government sees as its main achievements than a true framework for going forward.
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Marc Lee | What we really need is a strategic management framework that winds down our gas reserves over the next couple of decades, transitions to a zero carbon economy, and on the way provides revenues.
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Nexen building in Calgary. Photo: James Bremner/Flickr
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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Erin Weir | Today's Mosaic quarterly report provides further evidence that Saskatchewan should improve its royalty and tax structure to collect a better return on the province's non-renewable resources.
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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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Simon Enoch | One might reasonably ask what the purpose of all this prosperity is, when we cannot seem to make basic investments in one area without commensurate cuts in others.
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Parkland Institute | A new report from the Parkland Institute says the Alberta government will forego some $55 billion in potential revenue over the next three years as a result of overly generous royalty cuts.
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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.