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POLICY - RESOURCES & ENERGY
The Louis S. St-Laurent, first deployed in 1969, is the oldest ship in the Canadian Coast Guard's icebreaker fleet at 50 years old. Here it is seen conducting research in the Arctic Ocean during a joint project with the U.S. Navy in September 2014. Photograph courtesy of the John F. Williams and the U.S. Navy

Canadian icebreaking capabilities not up to snuff, experts say

Experts say the Canadian icebreaking fleet isn't sufficient for current or future needs. As climate change breaks Arctic ice, the ships will become more important for the security of communities and marine shipping routes.
Opinion|Nick Martin
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.
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Opinion|Ron Wallace
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.
They accuse the Independent Senators Group of not following meeting rules, but the ISG says the Conservatives are attempting to delay the ‘politically sensitive’ bill, C-69.
Opinion|Gwynne Dyer
There will only be one set of rules for both rich and poor countries, although the really poor ones will get a lot of financial and technical help in meeting their commitments.
Scheduled to expire in March 2019, the tax credit’s extension to 2024 will help junior companies raise capital, says the natural resources minister.
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A 1989 investigation found there was no national security threat from uranium imports, but experts agree times have changed under President Trump.
Opinion|Grant Bishop
Canada can't risk further delays in boosting pipeline export capacity.
Small policy changes, like using more wood in new construction projects, can make a big impact.
A company can do everything right and still see a project fail. Why? Because governments need to do everything right as well.
The Canadian Forest Service is mandated to focus on forest science research, but critics say it needs to be a better team player.
When resource industries are attacked, the result is less money for every province, and for the vital public services Canadians depend on.
Opinion|Dwight Newman
Elected officials should follow the Constitution on breaking down trade barriers and getting resource products to other provincial and international markets.
The question that looms larger all the time is how the hell did the fossil fuel lobby take over our government?
Every year seems to be a forest fire catastrophe in Canada now, and the losses to the industry and rural communities are incalculable.
Our government wants to build on the advantage that comes from Canadian resource experience and expertise, and seize the opportunities that come with it.
Amarjeet Sohi talks about policy priorities in the lead up to next October's federal election, the small modular reactor roadmap, and the fall economic update.
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