Calgary and Saint John mayors urge NEB to reverse Energy East pipeline ruling

Calgary and Saint John mayors urge NEB to reverse Energy East pipeline ruling
CALGARY — Mayors from both ends of the proposed Energy East pipeline are calling for the National Energy Board to reverse its requirement that upstream and downstream emissions be included in its review of the $15.7-billion conduit. Saint John Mayor Don Darling, who said he was in Calgary to attend a wedding, paired up with Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at... Read More

Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports

Solar boom or bust? Companies seek tariffs on solar imports
Cheap solar panels imported from China and other countries have led to a boom in the U.S. solar industry, where rooftop and other installations have surged 10-fold since 2011. But two U.S. solar manufacturers say the flood of imports has led one to bankruptcy and forced the other to lay off three-quarters of its workforce. The International Trade Commission is... Read More

Financials and energy sectors boost TSX, U.S. stock markets lose ground

Financials and energy sectors boost TSX, U.S. stock markets lose ground
Energy and financial stocks helped boost Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading, while U.S. stock markets were in the red. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 36.22 points to 15,425.82, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 13.23 points to 22,399.36. The S&P 500 index was down 4.62 points to 2,503.62... Read More

NEB inspectors cite Enbridge’s B.C. pipeline expansion construction failures

NEB inspectors cite Enbridge’s B.C. pipeline expansion construction failures
The National Energy Board is ordering a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) to take measures to improve worker safety and environmental protection after several infractions were spotted during field inspections of a B.C. pipeline expansion project. The agency says it issued three orders to Spectra Energy Transmission concerning construction of its High Pine natural gas pipeline expansion project near Chetwynd,... Read More

Energy stocks help S&P/TSX composite gain ground, price of oil higher

Energy stocks help S&P/TSX composite gain ground, price of oil higher
Canada’s main stock index climbed higher Thursday, helped by the energy sector, which benefited from higher oil prices. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 45.91 points to 15,172.72. Revised upward global oil demand forecasts by the International Energy Agency helped to push up crude prices, says Kathryn Del Greco, an investment adviser with TD Wealth. “The market is continuing on... Read More

Another Trudeau turns on Western Canada

Another Trudeau turns on Western Canada
Justin risks a similar fate to his father’s if he also allows the radical wing of his party to undermine the economy By Robert McGarvey, Columnist Troy Media The 2015 federal election campaign may be fading from our memory but we can’t forget that in that pivotal campaign the Liberals painted a balanced and attractive picture of Canada’s future. Led... Read More

Ontarians pay a high price for power system mess

Ontarians pay a high price for power system mess
Years of government mismanagement of the power sector must be corrected or families will continue to suffer By Ken Green Senior director, Natural Resource Policy Institute The Fraser Institute After years of governments mismanaging energy markets in Ontario, new research shows that Ontarians now pay some of the highest electricity bills in Canada. The average residential monthly bill for Torontonians... Read More

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada

Gasoline price-fixing harms Atlantic Canada
Controls were intended to ease consumer anger over rare but large price fluctuations. But government isn’t meant to be an anger management therapist By Marco Navarro-Genie Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Gasoline price controls are a major burden for the minor benefit of having less mercurial cost fluctuations. Government policies are often contradictory. This isn’t directly the result of conspiracy... Read More

Want an innovative economy? Fund research

Want an innovative economy? Fund research
To transform Canada’s ability to compete on the global stage requires a significant funding commitment to research By Paul Armstrong & Carol Herbert EvidenceNetwork.ca, Troy Media With Canada’s 150th birthday squarely in the rear-view mirror, we should now look to our future. Our government has been staking much on an “innovation economy.” So how do we get there? Follow the... Read More

How Albertans can invest in their future – again

How Albertans can invest in their future – again
But before they can begin to retool the economy, they must first purge themselves of the idea that the market is the best instrument to determine their future By Robert McGarvey Columnist, Troy Media There’s a lot of talk these days about diversifying Alberta’s economy. (I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t be having this conversation if oil was at $100 per... Read More