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Seven Habits Of Highly Effective First Nations

Tom Flanagan and Lee Harding / November 2016 This paper examines 21 First Nations in Canada who scored highly on the 2011 Community Well-being Index (CWB), which is computed by researchers at the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC) after each census. The CWB Index includes Statistics Canada data related to incomes, labour market participation, educational achievement and housing quality. …

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‘Yuge’ Mostly Positive Changes for Oil, Gas, With Trump’s Win in the US

Ian Madsen,  November 22, 2016 Last week brought a huge change as Donald Trump–the consummate outsider–was elected President of the United States.  More importantly, both houses will be controlled by Republicans even though some of them have said they don’t like Donald Trump.  Nevertheless, his agenda is likely to be implemented. Trade and international relations will be a major issue …

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Pipeline Anarchy

Paul Driessen , November 20, 2016 Is this to be our future? Last week’s elections will soon end autocratic rule via executive fiat, the war on coal and hydrocarbons, IRS agents targeting conservative groups, government SWAT teams invading businesses and homes, and numerous other Abuses and Usurpations. But now we’re getting leftist anarchy and riots – with mindless, incoherent radicals …

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Saskatchewan Megaprojects in the 1980s: the Ugly, the Bad, and the Good

Ross McKitrick , September 2016 Canada has had a troubled history of governments pursuing megaprojects that entail large losses of taxpayer money, leading politicians later to bemoan the fact that the project should never have been undertaken. Would better advance assessment avoid such losses? This paper looks at the question in the context of the history of three energy-related megaprojects …