There’s more to us than cowboys and crude oil. Did you know the Caeser was invented in Calgary? We also ran a eugenics program until 1972. Go Alberta go!
A Corner Brook man and a few of his co-workers from Alberta are leading a new national initiative to retrain tradespeople working in the hurting fossil fuel industry to help lead Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy.
Partisans criticising Linda McQuaig’s remarks are either ignorant or lying.
As governments around the world are undergoing a paradigm shift by decarbonizing their economies and moving into the clean renewable era, Canada is on the brink of a structural transformation in its economy and its politics.
The NDP victory in last week’s Alberta election shook that province and the country. But what does it mean for the federal NDP and the NL NDP here as we approach federal and provincial elections in the fall?
Minimum wage policy would make life harder for the province’s women
The First Rule of Petro-politics is you don’t let people talk about petro-politics
The Montreal Gazette interviews Statistics Canada’s chief economic analyst, Philip Cross, who says that Canada’s resource-based provinces now constitute almost a quarter of the country’s economic activity. Statistics Canada said Tuesday that as of 2010 the economies of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador contributed 22 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product – representing a rise of 4% from the year 2000. According to the report, GDP rose in every province and territory in 2010, a rebound from 2009, when the economies of most provinces declined or posted no gains. Source: The Montreal Gazette
Canada’s resource boom has apparently been good for the people of Alberta, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan. The three resource-rich provinces are 1, 2 and 3 respectively in a ranking of economic well-being compiled by the Ottawa-based Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards. Newfoundland stands out for the significant strides it’s made in the three decades covered by the index — a weighted measure of consumption, wealth, economic security and economic equality. Newfoundland, which was dead-last in 1981, now ranks No. 2 with a score of 0.639, significantly above the national average of 0.562 and well above Ontario at 0.538. You can read the report here. Source: The Globe and Mail
The federal government has acknowledged that it deliberately excluded data in a 567-page report on climate change which was submitted to the United Nations – data which indicated a 20 per cent increase in pollution from Canada’s oilsands industry in 2009. Overall, the report revealed a six per cent drop in annual emissions for the entire economy from 2008 to 2009, but excluded the impact of Alberta’s oilsands, which now emits more greenhouse gasses than all the cars driven on Canadian roads. Continued negative press for the oilsands may prompt the federal government to shift focus on cleaner energy projects, such as Atlantic Canada’s own Lower Churchill development.
A 33-year-old man from this province is facing 22 charges in Alberta in relation to luring women online. Police were made aware of the man last April when a woman from Grand Prairie reported to authorities that she had met a man online who had abused her and then extorted over $300,000 from her. RCMP officers identified four more women who had been victimized since then. Police say the accused built a relationship with the women over time, who say they found him very charming at first, but that he used that charm to manipulate them and force them into things. Additional charges are expected to be laid on top of extortion, fraud, sexual assault, assault, uttering threats, bestiality and injuring or endangering animals. Police say that because the accused met his victims online, they are appealing to the public to encourage any other potential victims (which they believe exist)…