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Rumours of death: The panic over SNC-Lavalin

Did the Prime Minister’s Office panic over SNC-Lavalin’s story of impeding doom? Or did they have real numbers showing the future effects of a criminal prosecution? Second in a series by Andrew Roman. Continue reading

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The Prime Minister and the Attorney General

The recent controversy between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould over the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin has been front-page news for days. Was this a casual conversation or improper interference with the administration of justice? This blog post by former lawyer Andrew Roman discusses the issues from a legal standpoint. The bottom line: there is no law prohibiting either of them from speaking publicly about their conversation. Continue reading

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Pipelines, the environment and the economy: Canada’s new impact assessment law

(December 11, 2018) Political speeches and media coverage of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act in Bill C-69 has so far been largely based on government media releases, not analysis. Where are the journalists who have properly read the Act and … Continue reading

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Who killed GM’s non-electric cars? The government did

U.S.-Canada Auto Pact’s fuel-economy regulation established subsidies, handouts that carmakers now love to game. Continue reading

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Trans Mountain appeal: The Crown’s duty to consult First Nations (Part 2)

(November 21, 2018) The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the government approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project for two reasons: the National Energy Board’s treatment of marine shipping effects and the Crown’s consultation with First Nations. Lawyer Andrew … Continue reading

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Will Ford keep his promise to lower hydro costs? He’d better

(October 30, 2018) If he betrays his voter base, willingly or not, by neglecting to cancel all renewable energy contracts, it will cost him.

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Killing cap and trade is costly. But keeping it is worse

To pay for the 57 beneficiary programs, cap and trade was taking $2 billion a year out of the productive economy. Continue reading

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