Canada fights back with NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs on Canadian solar panel products

Ottawa will challenge U.S. safeguard tariffs on Canadian solar products July 29, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – I’ve been harping on this for months! So I’m glad to see some action – Steel and aluminum were stealing Tariff headlines, but Solar tariffs needed addressing Ottawa is requesting a NAFTA review of U.S. tariffs targeting Canada’s solar power industry under the so-called Chapter 20 dispute settlement provisions of the free trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico,

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First Nation Friday – Indigenous blessing for Trans Mountain construction

Premier Rachel Notley joined Enoch Cree Nation Chief, the federal government and Trans Mountain officials for a special blessing ceremony near the site that will store pipe needed to build the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. July 27, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – The site, just west of Edmonton, will be one of the four staging areas in Alberta that will receive and store materials needed to build 980 km of new pipeline. “Today’s blessing is an important step

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Opinion- Bruce McAllister: Protectionism is never a good thing — even when it’s happening in Alberta

U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest salvo of tweets and emerging protectionist policies are causing a stir among his trading partners and allies here in Canada. July 26, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) Tariffs make us wonder how Trump understands our deep friendship, one that is mutually beneficial to both countries, and is important for the stability of many global economies. President Harry Truman gave a good explanation for healthy Canadian-American relationships, when, in 1947, he spoke to Parliament, saying,

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Fallout From Cancelled Ontario Wind Farm Projects Continue

Government’s plan to cancel all renewable projects can hurt provinces business competitiveness July 25, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – Ontario’s plan to cancel wind projects across the board may have long term impact on business environment in the province. The fallout from Doug Ford’s plan that cancelled Ontario Wind Farm Projects continue to make headlines this week. The newly elected Ontario government announced the cancellation of the 18.5-megawatt White Pines project two weeks ago and introduced legislation last week

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Canada’s global competitiveness needs overhaul – fast

Tariffs, Taxes and struggling enterprise hurt Canada’s Global Ranking July 24, 2018 (EnergySpotlight) – 10 years after the ‘economic crisis’ and “recovery” Canada’s Global Ranking not even in the Top 10. Canada’s 2018 Global Economic competitiveness needs improvement The latest global competitiveness rankings from the World Economic Forum at the end of 2017 showed Canada at 14th –  behind the 13th spot our country earned in 2015/16. 14th may sound surprising as we Canadians tend to think of

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