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Laurentian Canada Determined to Kill Oil Sands Development

As predicted weeks ago, Albertans did not need to hold their breath for Ottawa’s approval of the Frontier oil sands mine. Reports of massive opposition within the Liberal Party caucus and rumours of an appeasing “economic aid” package for the province were strong indicators that the federal cabinet had no intentions to approve the Frontier …

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Canada Should Fix Equalization and Other Regional Subsidies Now

The fundamental objection to equalization and equalization-type provisions in many federal programs is that they are entirely counterproductive. They do exactly the opposite of what legislators intended for them to do. Equalization and similar provisions fund programming in recipient provinces that is more generous than in those provinces whose citizens are net contributors to them. …

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[Red Deer Speech] Separation if necessary … The Winning Conditions

By Marco Navarro-Génie, President of the Haultain Research Institute. Good morning, and thank you for that introduction. Thank you to Danny for inviting me to speakhere today. I am a guy of many hats and I appear here this morning as a senior fellow of theFrontier Centre for Public Policy, and as president of the …

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Tide-Water Access: Redefining Canada’s Internal Boundaries

This paper examines the fundamental rights of Albertans and Saskatchewanians have to tidewater, riparian rights, economic rights, and mobility rights; and the neglect of those rights by the federal government for the past 115 years, when decisions were based on a different set of circumstances and not on the future outlook for these Canadian citizens. …

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