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Natural Resources

Feb 6, 2017
Will Canada meet its emissions reduction commitments made in Paris?
Maxime Charron

On November 18, 2016, federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna released her plan to combat climate change, with a primary goal to stay beneath the scientifically determined limit of 2 degrees Celsius of planetwide warming. The 91-page plan serves as a high-level...

Jan 10, 2017
Clean energy will happen whether you like it or not: Obama
Marcie Good

President Barack Obama has written a post in the journal Science arguing that the world is quickly replacing fossil fuel-based energy with clean energy. That momentum, he asserts, will not be stopped by policy changes from Donald Trump’s incoming administration.

Jan 3, 2017
Carbon capture industry needs higher taxes to thrive: expert
Marcie Good

A controversial carbon-pricing plan that will charge companies $10 a tonne starting in 2018 was one of the federal government's key environmental policies of 2016. The prime minister has indicated that he would like the tax to rise to $50...

Dec 12, 2016
How to spot a poison pill in a hostile takeover
Scott Marescaux

Disputes over control of companies can sometimes involve “poison pills.” The term describes a variety of mechanisms that a targeted company may use to try to thwart a takeover. For example, the company may adopt a resolution requiring an acquirer...

Nov 29, 2016
Ottawa approves Trans Mountain pipeline, Line 3, but turns down Northern Gateway
Marcie Good

The federal government has approved two major crude oil pipelines, including the controversial expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line to Vancouver. The $6.8-billion project will nearly triple the capacity of an existing pipeline, moving a mix of oil products...

Nov 22, 2016
What will the end of coal power mean?
Marcie Good

A federal plan to aggressively phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030, roughly 10 years ahead of schedule, was announced by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna on Monday. The plan is a cornerstone of the Liberals' move to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas...

Nov 8, 2016
Cancel Site C, says Harcourt to NDP
Marcie Good

Former New Democratic premier Mike Harcourt urged the NDP to cancel the $9-billion Site C hydroelectric project if the party defeats the Liberal government in next spring’s election. Speaking at a conference organized by Clean Energy BC on Monday in...

Nov 1, 2016
Energy sector rebound fuels Canada's economic growth
Marcie Good

Canada’s economy grew by an expected 0.2 per cent in August, as the energy sector rebounded after devastating wildfires in Alberta. This marked the third consecutive month natural resources expanded, due to more oil extraction and a surprise jump in...

Oct 25, 2016
Teck bounces back to become best-performing Canadian stock
Marcie Good

Buoyed by the bounce-back in commodities prices, Teck Resources Ltd. has become the best-performing Canadian stock in seven years. The country’s largest diversified miner has risen fivefold on the S&P/TSX Composite Index to a market value of $16 billion this...

Oct 18, 2016
Saskatchewan premier proposes his own climate change plan
Marcie Good

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall was none too happy when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his carbon pricing plan two weeks ago, calling it “a betrayal” because the provinces weren’t consulted. On Tuesday at a lunch event at the Regina and...

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