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Internship Opportunity

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The Frontier Centre for Public Policy is seeking an intern for January to April 2015.

Our internship program is designed to develop future researchers, writers, and policy leaders in Canada, and to provide highly motivated students with the opportunity to experience working in a think tank environment.

The internship is part-time (10-15 hours per week, with the hours usually chosen by the intern) and can be completed at the Centre's head office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, or remotely through e-mail and Skype. The intern is given a monthly stipend.

Is Quebec's electricity business model broken?

Thursday, April 3, 2014
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This report on Quebec Hydro is one in a long series of reports of 'troubles in Canada's utility land' brought about by the shale gas revolution, new technologies (solar, wind), larger investments in energy efficiency measures and slowing per capita demand, all taking the 'build' pressure  down for large and expensive hydroelectric generating plants.

Human Achievement Hour 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014
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Tomorrow, March 29th 2014, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, we'll be celebrating Human Achievement Hour.

This one-hour event coincides with Earth Hour, an annual event where governments, businesses and individuals dim or shut off lights in an effort to raise awareness about pollution. In contrast, Human Achievement Hour (HAH) promotes human prosperity.

Stephen Moore on how the energy boom is saving manufacturing in America

Monday, March 24, 2014
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An animated version of Stephen Moore's talk - America's Energy Boom: How It Will Save U.S. Manufacturing and Recharge The U.S. Economy.

Mark Steyn at Manning Networking Conference 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014
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Last month I attended the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa.

It's the largest annual gathering of conservative and libertarians in Canada, with a noticeable generational split between those two philosophies.

The keynote speaker on the final day of the conference was Mark Steyn.

Now, Mark and I wouldn't agree on every political issue, but he's a very entertaining guy.

He gave an entertaining speech in which he covered six political facts of life:

Spectrum auction delivers more wireless competition, mostly in Alberta and BC

Thursday, February 20, 2014
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What does the federal government’s policy to enhance wireless competition look like the morning after the 700 MHz spectrum auction results were announced?  We have another player, Videotron, in BC and Alberta.  Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable company, has made a major play to compete in wireless in the west.  Everywhere else it is just about status quo.  Wind and Mobilicity remain as also ran acquisition targets that will eventually be consolidated with one of the larger players.

LGPI 2014 Media Coverage

Thursday, February 13, 2014
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The Frontier Centre released the 7th Annual Local Government Performance Index last week, and it's had a great reception across the country.

Unlike in the past, where we released one press release for the whole country, this year we released a separate press release for every province.

Federal budget announces $305 million for rural and northern broadband

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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The federal budget provides for $305 million for rural and northern broadband access.  There are no details yet on the structure of the program.  How this is structured and delivered will be key to its success.  There are a wide range of options of what to subsidize that include:

  • Local distribution infrastructure
  • Satellite space segment capacity
  • Satellite earth stations
  • Extending fibre transport routes

Who gets access to the funds will also be important.  Options include:

Build the Keystone pipeline

Monday, February 10, 2014
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President Obama wants to put America back to work, produce more energy, improve public safety, and open new markets.  In his State of the Union address he said “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”

Canada, what happened to We Stand On Guard For Thee?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Our firm Geophysical Service Incorporated creates seismic data which is our intellectual property.

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