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    Canada, Quebec's political leaders blind to clean tech revolution

    Canada, Quebec’s political leaders blind to green jobs revolution

    While China, the US and EU are reaping huge job benefits from the green economy, Canada and provinces like Quebec are stuck in pipe dreams of the past, argues innovation expert Will Dubitsky.


    BC income growth declines to last place in country

    BC income growth declines to last place in country

    The Liberal economic legacy takes a hit in a new report suggesting that BC is last place in Canada for income growth from 2006-2012.



    Oil prices drop as global warming rises- Suzuki

    Oil prices drop as global warming rises: Suzuki

    Plunging oil prices bring both benefits and challenges to our economy and environment, says David Suzuki. Which is why we must seize this moment to make important changes for our future.


    Why BC Hydro always overestimates future power demand- Economist

    Why BC Hydro always overestimates future power demand: Economist

    BC Hydro routinely and significantly overestimates future power demand - but why? Economist Erik Andersen explains, while questioning the business case and need for the $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam.



    Public-Private Partnerships a bad deal for BC- Finance Ministry report

    Public-Private Partnerships a bad deal for BC: Finance Ministry report

    From conflicts of interest to dubious practices and increased taxpayer costs, a surprising report by the BC Finance Ministry criticizes the government's public-private-partnership program.


    2015- Year of reckoning for Canada's fossil fuel economy

    2015: Year of reckoning for Canada’s fossil fuel economy

    $50 oil and plunging LNG prices are a wake-up call for Canada's fossil fuel-focused economy. In 2015, economics are likely to have a bigger impact than pipeline protests on the country's energy policy.



    Ontario squanders extra $8 Billion on public private partnership infrastructure- A-G

    Ontario squanders extra $8 Billion on public private partnership infrastructure: A-G

    Public private partnerships have cost Ontario taxpayers $8 Billion more than publicly-funded infrastructure projects would have, says the Auditor-General.


    Even Clark’s Black Friday LNG tax giveaway couldn’t satisfy Petronas

    Watch this video spoof of Christy Clark's Black Friday LNG tax giveaway - which still fell short of Petronas' expectations of slashing public benefits to better fill its own pockets.



    IPPs even worse rip-off than Site C Dam, SFU economist warns

    IPPs an even worse rip-off than Site C Dam, SFU economist warns

    SFU economist Dr. Marvin Shaffer warns BC should stay away from private power IPPs just as much as it should the costly proposed Site C Dam.


    Economist catches Kinder Morgan skimping on Canadian taxes

    Kinder Morgan doesn't pay its "fair share" of Canadian taxes and exaggerates local benefits from its proposed pipeline, charges economist and former ICBC CEO Robyn Allan.