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The Need For Infrastructure Spending In Canada

Originally Published on the Fraser Institute

By Livio Di Matteo

The need for infrastructure spending in Canada is getting a lot of attention this election, with all the parties presenting platform planks on the amounts they would spend, which in turn is generating unprecedented anticipation among Canadian engineering and construction firms.

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BC is magnifying LNG potential by 6 fold (video)

Republished from Policy Note via The Common Sense Canadian

The following rebuttal from geoscientist David Hughes to BC Minister of Natural Gas Rich Coleman is republished with permission from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The minister has been vocal about Mr. Hughes’ recent report on LNG, which indicates BC is magnifying LNG potential by 6 fold

By David Hughes

After a lot of media coverage on my Clear Look at BC LNG report, Rich Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas, weighed in saying “the report ignored the studies of B.C.’s own scientists” and “they don’t do their research”. In fact, if Mr. Coleman had bothered to read my report, he would have noted that my numbers are cited from BC Oil and Gas Commission reports – the scientists Mr. Coleman employs.
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Canada is trading away its environmental rights

From The David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

In 1997, Canada restricted import and transfer of the gasoline additive MMT because it was a suspected neurotoxin that had already been banned in Europe. Ethyl Corp., the U.S. multinational that supplied the chemical, sued the government for $350 million under the North American Free Trade Agreement and won! Canada was forced to repeal the ban, apologize to the company and pay an out-of-court settlement of US$13 million.

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BC at the Razor’s Edge: LNG & Climate Change

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMWhen Finance Minister Mike de Jong said “We continue to balance on a razor’s edge,” he was referring to the new budget – but this is a suitable description of the Liberal Government’s economic policy.
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