The role of hydrogen in Alberta

The role of hydrogen in AlbertaEpisode 18 in our DECARBONIZATION series is the second of three episodes on the role of hydrogen in addressing Alberta’s commitment to emissions reduction in energy production. Today’s guest is Dale Nally, Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity in Alberta, and features a Q&A panel comprised of Yogi Schulz of Corvelle Consulting, Bill Howell,…

The road to hell is paved with green intentions

The disastrous consequences of the green movement

The road to hell is paved with green intentionsPeople are beginning to understand that “the road to hell is paved with green intentions.” The green movement’s crusade to replace the 84 per cent of energy currently supplied by fossil fuels with windmills, solar panels and biofuels has led to much talk about energy supply and prices. But there’s also a profound human impact.…

Nothing prudent about Trudeau government’s budgeting

The Trudeau government needs to rein in the years of overspending, set a concrete timeline, and plan to balance the budget

Nothing prudent about Trudeau government’s budgetingThere’s great irony in Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland touting the government’s “fiscal restraint” on the same day taxpayers find out that the governor general and her fellow passengers racked up an $80,000 bill on in-flight catering. “I know that my fiscal prudence surprised many,” said Freeland during her keynote address on affordability. “This fiscal restraint was…

Alberta is committed to emissions reduction

Alberta is committed to emissions reductionThe 17th episode of the DECARBONIZATION series includes three episodes on the role of hydrogen in addressing Alberta’s commitment to emissions reduction in energy production. Today’s guests are Dale Nally, Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity in Alberta, and Yogi Schulz, founding partner at Corvelle Consulting. The series was produced by KEI Network in…

Economic growth coming close to a dead stop by end of 2022

And the Trudeau government has no convincing plan to address the problem

Economic growth coming close to a dead stop by end of 2022By Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock The threshold has been crossed. Canada’s largest bank, RBC Financial Group, just published a report predicting that Canada will tip into recession in early 2023. RBC’s call is unusual. Anticipating recessions is notoriously difficult. And it is uncommon for analysts at any of the country’s large financial institutions to…

Hunker down Canadians. Economic storm clouds on Canada’s horizon

Supply chain problems, aging demographics and the push for net zero will drive up government spending

Hunker down Canadians. Economic storm clouds on Canada’s horizonThe era of low interest rates and inflation has ended, and now is the time for governments to show restraint. But recent precedent suggests that’s unlikely. Canadian year-over-year inflation hit 7.7 per cent in May, the highest in nearly 40 years, and I predict it will go still higher. Ten years ago, Parliamentary Budget Officer…

U.S. exporting Canadian natural gas as global LNG demand surges

U.S. transport of LNG to Europe is surging in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

U.S. exporting Canadian natural gas as global LNG demand surgesCanadian natural gas is finding its way to global customers desperate for more LNG, but it’s not because of any export project on Canada’s coasts. Instead, the supply is taking off on ocean tankers as part of the mix from liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals in the United States, according to Deloitte Canada. “It appears…

Decarbonization – How the world has lost its mind on energy

Decarbonization – How the world has lost its mind on energyEpisode #16 continues our Decarbonization series, the last of three featuring David Yager (bio below). The series was produced by KEI Network for Troy Media. We welcome your comments below. David Yager David Yager is an oil service executive, entrepreneur and long-time writer. He has worked in the oil industry since 1970, and from 1987…

It’s time for the government to sell or shut down CMHC

It’s unclear if the feds are doing higher-risk, lower-income mortgage debtors any real favours

It’s time for the government to sell or shut down CMHCJust a few months ago, a regular national discussion was about house prices and a lack of affordability. No longer. With house, townhouse and condominium prices cresting, imminent data may likely confirm serious price declines. Mortgage carrying costs are rising as interest rates and debt servicing costs climb. The mortgage qualifying threshold is receding rapidly…

Tear down these walls, premiers!

We need to get serious about freeing up interprovincial trade once and for all

Tear down these walls, premiers!July 1st marked five years since the coming into force of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), whose goal (its website tells us) is to “establish an open, efficient, and stable domestic market” in Canada. Has there been any progress in the half-decade since then in reducing and eliminating barriers to interprovincial free trade? According…