Innovation Policy and Alberta Universities
On March 31 Premier Jason Kenney announced that the Government of Alberta will invest $1.5 billion and provide an additional $6 billion loan guarantee to facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Research manager Ian Hussey looks at the deal to determine just who benefits from this investment and in what measure.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has suggested that the federal government should bail out oil and gas companies in response to the COVID-19 crisis and the Saudi-Russian price war. In this blog researcher Ian Hussey explains why that would be a bad idea.
More Production, Less Capital, Fewer Jobs
Parkland Institute was thrilled to host David Hughes in Calgary and Edmonton on March 4 and 5, 2019.
We've received numerous requests for the slides of his presentation, which you can view or download here (PDF, 5 MB).
You can also read various reports, op-eds, and commentary David has produced for the Corporate Mapping Project, including Canada's Energy Outlook: Current Realities and Implications for a Carbon-constrained Future, which informed much of his presentations in Alberta.
Photo credit: David Williamson
This op-ed by Corporate Mapping Project researcher David Hughes appeared in the Edmonton Journal on February 20, 2019.
David Hughes debunks three of the claims from the Alberta government's $23-million "Keep Canada Working" Trans Mountain pipeline expansion campaign.
Parkland Institute executive director Ricardo Acuña asks seven questions about the Alberta government's plan to mandate production cuts in response to the oil price differential.