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57 Policy Proposals for Future Leaders to Help Make the Canadian Economy Soar

Policy Blueprint, Policy Series, Research Paper, Climate, Core Public Sector Reform, COVID-19, Crown Corporations, Disruption, Energy, Environment, Equalization, Healthcare, Immigration, Natural Resources, Public Finance & Fiscal Federalism, Public Sector, Regulation, Role of Government, Taxation, Trade, Transportation, Water, Ian Madsen, Peter Holle

Executive Summary The various federal political parties are all promoting the policy agendas they believe will foster a sustainably high quality of life for all Canadians. It remains to be seen whether they will attain the success that they aim …

Quebec, Shale Gas and Pandora’s Box

Worth A Look, Natural Resources, Frontier Centre

There were some in Quebec who were thrilled last week when the new Parti Québécois government suggested it would ban the development of the province’s shale gas resources. While this seems to be just another story of a province deciding for or against a development opportunity, a shale gas ban might have larger consequences down the road.

Natural Gas-to-Liquids Coming to the U.S.

Publication, Natural Resources, Ian Madsen

Few “alternative fuels” hold the promise of abundance, reliability, high-yield, portability, compatibility, and strategic enhancement that the transformation of natural gas to liquid does. This backgrounder examines the economic, strategic and environmental implications of a market capable of delivering millions of tons of transport fuel derived from natural gas.

There Will Be Oil: For decades, advocates of ‘peak oil’ have been predicting a crisis in energy supplies. They’ve been wrong at every turn, says Daniel Yergin.

Worth A Look, Natural Resources, Frontier Centre

Since the beginning of the 21st century, a fear has come to pervade the prospects for oil, fueling anxieties about the stability of global energy supplies. It has been stoked by rising prices and growing demand, especially as the people of China and other emerging economies have taken to the road.