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May I see your social licence, please?

EXCERPT: Enjoy this sampling of Brian Lee Crowley’s important new book Gardeners vs Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line In Canadian Politics.

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Workable climate policy takes more than optimistic words

Slapping the word "clean" on a policy signifies high hopes for its environmental effects. That sparkle wears off quickly if the result turns out to be costly, clunky or counterproductive because it is driven by the stick of regulation rather than the carrot of positive business incentivization. Stewart Muir looks at how market-driven solutions can show promising results in creating climate improvement.

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What's a realistic path to pandemic recovery for Canada?

Patricia Mohr, an advisor to the Task Force for Real Jobs, Real Recovery, was a guest on CBC's The Current to discuss options for federal action.

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Understanding future demand for heavy oil

Scientist and public communicator Blair King, PhD, explains why the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project is a good bet for Canada.

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Stewart Muir discusses his latest Globe & Mail oilsands column with Charles Adler

Radio host Adler invited Muir onto his program on Sept. 17, 2020.

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8 reasons we're not as divided as you might think on energy and climate

Canadians agree strongly that oil and gas is important to the country's current and future economy, they support environmentally responsible development of the sector, and they support oil and gas exports. 

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Lower Nicola Indian Band chalks up several firsts with pipeline service project

First Nation-owned transmission line near Merritt brings BC Hydro green power to Trans Mountain pipeline.

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How Canada's resource sector can drive real jobs and recovery

Margareta Dovgal of Resource Works chats with Energy Examined about how support for Canada's resource sector could create 2.6 million jobs while driving action on climate change.

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A corridor to prosperity?

What if Canada had a dedicated nation-wide “corridor” for infrastructure: road, rail, power, telecom, cyber and pipelines?

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The oil sands aren't dying – and Canada still needs them to thrive

This opinion article from our Stewart Muir was published by The Globe & Mail on Sept. 16, 2020.

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Mass timber becoming must timber

We’ve kept an eye on mass-timber buildings since the Tallwood House student residence at UBC was topped off (in 2016) at a world-record 53 metres and 18 storeys. Resource Works catches up on the latest trends.

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Report finds public trust levels in forestry linked to low awareness

Calling for objective reporting about British Columbia forest management, the old growth study is a call to action for educational efforts to bring context and build understanding.

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Amid COVID-19 economic strains, forest recommendations weigh heavily

NEWS ANALYSIS: Residents of dozens of British Columbia forest communities are on edge. Will the province's most renewable industry be allowed to continue after the release of a new provincial study? Stewart Muir looks at the facts. 

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Task Force raises the bar for envisioning a clean and prosperous future

The Real Jobs, Real Recovery initiative brought together 36 organizations from across Canada to show a leadership path for decision making at the national level.

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National Forest Week: "Healthy Forests, Healthy Future"

British Columbia municipalities including Prince George are declaring National Forest Week Sept. 20-26 locally as the commemoration celebrates 100 years.

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Natural resources? Cut the red tape

One of many things for Ottawa to address as it drafts Canada’s post-pandemic economic recovery: red tape.  

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Imagining the future of Canada's oil and gas industry

Building backward, not building back better, is the risk of shunning innovation in the four-fifths of global energy that comes from fossil fuels.

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Rewriting the rules for radicals

Fresh hope for a pandemic playbook for 2021 that will help guide the Canadian energy sector out of today’s doubt and uncertainty.

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Task Force delivers solutions for the future of natural resources in Canada

The Real Jobs, Real Recovery is a national project drawing on the input of organizations representing more than 3 million Canadian workers.

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Recovery strategy: "Focus on the leading economic engines"

It turns out that industries producing the materials at the centre of modern life can be a driving force for economic recovery after the pandemic. Stewart Muir looks at how the new Stronger Tomorrow strategy looks to leverage, and evolve, longstanding job and GDP pillars in the natural resource sector.

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