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GAFA: Australia shows what not to do

With Parliament back in session, the federal government plans to introduce a bill forcing Web giants to pay news sites for content published on their platforms.

Good move, Alberta

Announced on Thursday, private provider DynaLIFE will begin taking over approximately 65% of all provincial lab work in Alberta.

The ill-advised GAFA surtax

This week, Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez declared that a bill forcing the GAFA companies to pay for news content had become his “top priority.”

The Bank of Canada must tackle inflation

The numbers are in: Canada’s annual inflation for 2021 was 4.8%, the highest rate since 1991. Even excluding gasoline from the calculation, inflation is 4%, which is double the Bank of Canada’s current target of 2%.

Electricity, CCUS, and net-zero

A new report by the International Energy Agency states that to achieve the climate goals the federal government has committed to, Canada would need to double or triple the electrical power generated from non-GHG-emitting energy sources.

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