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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.”