More layers of red tape piled onto Canada’s energy industry are not likely to reduce emissions.
Certain mayors would have us believe that everyone, except them, should share the blame for the increase in housing prices.
Helping, or at least, not harming. Ottawa should take inspiration from this principle of medicine with regard to the Bank of Canada’s fight against inflation.
Over the coming years, Hydro-Québec is expected to have more and more difficulty meeting Quebecers’ demand for energy. As Energy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon admits, the crown corporation and the government can’t do it all at the moment.
The scarcity of labour is leading to longer delays and rising costs for construction projects. Faced with this situation, the minister of labour signalled his wish to reform the industry in order to reduce the pressure from this lack of workers.
Expropriation should never be easy. Quebec, though, is trying to streamline this procedure and reduce its costs for municipalities or for its own government agencies by tabling a bill to amend the Expropriation Act.
Stellantis, an automotive sector giant that had begun construction on a battery plant in Ontario, wants billions of dollars from the public purse.
Inflation in Canada is no longer trending downward. Statistics Canada announced yesterday that the 12‑month inflation rate had climbed to 4.4% in April 2023, up from 4.3% the month before.
Price increases seem to be calming down, but as far as our wallets are concerned, the damage is done.
The sort of protectionist policies being promoted with slogans such as “Buy American” are designed to give a leg up to certain local producers… at the expense of local consumers, and other producers as well.