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Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy

Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. The Coal Policy Committee, comprised of Albertans with various backgrounds and perspectives, has been established to ensure all Albertans will have an opportunity to contribute to how the province will manage coal development. “Albertans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202168 Views

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Engaging with Albertans on a modern coal policy

Alberta has appointed an independent committee to lead a comprehensive public engagement to inform the development of a modern coal policy. The Coal Policy Committee, comprised of Albertans with various backgrounds and perspectives, has been established to ensure all Albertans will have an opportunity to contribute to how the province will manage coal development. “Albertans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202116 Views

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Restoring coal policy in Alberta ‘a step forward’ but major project still a go – APTN News

Restoring Alberta’s coal policy may allay some fears but the fight to stop the  Grassy Mountain Coal Project continues, says the head of Indigenous-led Niitsitapi Water Protectors. “It is definitely a step forward,” said Natasha Calf Robe, who opposes coal mining in the province. “I am still really concerned about the lack of First Nations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202135 Views

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Alberta’s 1976 coal policy reinstated

Alberta’s government is reinstating the 1976 coal policy after hearing concerns raised by Albertans about surface mining in the Eastern Slopes. This includes reinstating the four coal categories, which dictated where and how coal leasing, exploration and development could occur. Further, the Minister of Energy has issued a directive to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202129 Views

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Indigenous spending up 50% since 2015 despite evidence that more money won’t solve chronic problems

Jan. 26, 2021 CALGARY—If policymakers want to help improve living standards in Indigenous communities, particularly in remote areas of Canada, they should help foster the construction of roads and other infrastructure between these struggling communities and larger population centres—not simply spend more money on government programs, finds a new study released today by the Fraser […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 2021116 Views

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Provinces can help First Nations generate more revenue by reducing regulation of casinos

CALGARY—If Canadian policymakers want to help First Nations generate more revenue and improve living standards, they should reduce regulation of the gaming industry, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Casinos with slot machines and table games are the most lucrative form of legalized gambling […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2020164 Views

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The frustration in the West over energy policy is very, very real – The Globe and Mail

If one were to look back to review the biggest political mistakes in Canadian history, the National Energy Program (NEP) imposed in 1980 would rank pretty high on any list. Not only was it disastrous economically for the West – it was disastrous in terms of national unity. It cemented what had been an already […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2019175 Views

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Pembina Institute: Alberta’s regulations fail to effectively address major sources of emissions

Dec. 13, 2019 Federal government would put Canada’s climate ambition at risk if Alberta’s weak methane regulations are approved Alberta needs to improve its oil and gas methane regulations significantly before they go to the federal government for approval. The current regulations will fail to meet Canada’s methane reduction targets of 40 to 45 per […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2019201 Views

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FCPP: You are invited to a new book launch!

November 6, 2019 Mount Royal University Faculty Centre, Third Floor by West Gate Entrance, Room W315 Separate but Unequal provides an in-depth critique of the ideology of “parallelism” – the prevailing view that Indigenous cultures and the wider Canadian society should coexist, albeit separately, in a nation-to-nation relationship. This book provides an alternative framework for […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2019155 Views

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Pipelines key to raising living standards in remote, poor Indigenous communities – Fraser Institute

June 11, 2019 CALGARY—A large number of small, remote and fairly poor First Nations in British Columbia and Alberta support pipelines because they stand to gain substantially from them, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “Pipelines can be economic lifelines for many remote Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2019206 Views

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