The federal government allowing the pipeline project to collapse would have set an even worse precedent than buying it.
Experts say they are excited about microgrids' potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy resilience.
The most-lobbied staffers last year worked on money files like innovation and finance, as well as the environment, a hot-button issue legislatively.
Russia is in a position of strategic military and commercial dominance in the circumpolar region. Meanwhile, Canada has instituted a five-year ban on offshore energy exploration. Canadians should be concerned about our northern policies.
Bill C-69 would essentially move the approval for pipelines and nuclear facilities from independent, expert regulators to a new Impact Assessment Agency that reports to the environment minister—like having that minister regulate air safety. It makes no sense.