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McKenna: Canada should “make it a national priority to ensure we have the capacity to export our energy products beyond the US, and specifically to Asia.” Agree?

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February 9, 2012

Canada should make it a national priority to develop an overarching energy policy. This policy needs to consider more than where we export our energy products. It needs to include domestic and international considerations, as well as how we can save some of our petroleum revenues for the benefit of future generations. It also needs […]

McKenna: Canada should “make it a national priority to ensure we have the capacity to export our energy products beyond the US, and specifically to Asia.” Agree?

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February 9, 2012

Canada should make it a national priority to develop an overarching energy policy. This policy needs to consider more than where we export our energy products. It needs to include domestic and international considerations, as well as how we can save some of our petroleum revenues for the benefit of future generations. It also needs […]

Macfarlane: Canada should “make it a national priority to ensure we have the capacity to export our energy products beyond the US, and specifically to Asia.” Agree?

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February 6, 2012

Agree, with two key provisos. First, contrary to much of the rhetoric that followed President Obama’s decision to reject (delay) the Keystone XL pipeline, the decision is not an either/or proposition. Canada does not need to choose between exporting energy products to the US or to Asia. We can and should do both. Second, developing […]

Macfarlane: Canada should “make it a national priority to ensure we have the capacity to export our energy products beyond the US, and specifically to Asia.” Agree?

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February 6, 2012

Agree, with two key provisos. First, contrary to much of the rhetoric that followed President Obama’s decision to reject (delay) the Keystone XL pipeline, the decision is not an either/or proposition. Canada does not need to choose between exporting energy products to the US or to Asia. We can and should do both. Second, developing […]

Fried: Canada should “make it a national priority to ensure we have the capacity to export our energy products beyond the US, and specifically to Asia.” Agree?

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February 6, 2012

Canada should make it a national priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move our economy away from dependence on fossil fuels. Pouring public and private money into oil exports may make the rich among us richer (a bit of which may trickle down) but it will also raise the cost of dealing with climate […]

Fried: Canada should “make it a national priority to ensure we have the capacity to export our energy products beyond the US, and specifically to Asia.” Agree?

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February 6, 2012

Canada should make it a national priority to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move our economy away from dependence on fossil fuels. Pouring public and private money into oil exports may make the rich among us richer (a bit of which may trickle down) but it will also raise the cost of dealing with climate […]

Paris: What is Canada’s biggest international opportunity in 2012?

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January 9, 2012

To alter the question slightly, it is possible that Canada’s biggest challenge will be to resist engagement should the current “cold war” between theUnited States, Israel and Iran turn hot. The US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan both failed; (fortunately, we were involved in only one of these). Canada has nothing to prove militarily. Our government is not facing an election, so has nothing to prove on that front either.     Given that […]

Paris: What was Canada’s best international moment of 2011?

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December 26, 2011

There weren’t a lot of good moments for Canadian foreign policy in 2011, but the best (as things happily turned out) was the decision to join NATO in Libya. Since the UNSC resolution to intervene in that carnage was based on the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, a Canadian idea first proposed by Lloyd Axworthy; and since […]