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Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Territories

Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows
This communiqué provides a summary of the production- and consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions accounts for the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as their associated trade flows. It is part of a series of communiqués profiling the Canadian provinces and territories.1 In simplest terms, a production-based emissions account measures the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions produced in the territories. In contrast, a consumption-based emissions account measures the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions generated during...

Municipal Revenue Generation and Sprawl: Implications for the Calgary and Edmonton Metropolitan Regions Derived from an Extension of “Causes of Sprawl” (Technical Paper)

Melville McMillan
There are good reasons to expect that attributes of local public finance may impact urban land use and, specifically, sprawl. A detailed and novel investigation of U.S. metropolitan areas published in 20061 provides substantial insights into the causes of sprawl, but it overlooks the main characteristics of local public finance (taxes and user charges). Using a subset of the data matched to city public finance data, a parallel analysis gives insight into the impacts of...

Public-Interest Benefit Evaluation of Partial- Upgrading Technology

G. Kent Fellows, Robert L. Mansell, Ronald Schlenker & Jennifer Winter
Approximately 60 per cent of Alberta’s oil sands production is non-upgraded bitumen which, after being mixed with a diluting agent (diluent) to allow transport, is exported. A popular view within Alberta — and particularly among Albertan politicians — is that a much larger share of oil sands bitumen should be upgraded in the province. However, without public subsidies or government underwriting, it is uneconomic to build and operate new facilities in Alberta to fully upgrade...

Discerning ‘Functional and Absolute Zero’: Defining and Measuring an End to Homelessness in Canada

Alina Turner, Tom Albanese & Kyle Pakeman
Several cities and regions have announced that they have “ended homelessness,” as this goal has become a major part of policy and community-based responses to homelessness. Yet, there are different ways to define what “ending homelessness” actually means. It is almost never meant in its most literal form, which would mean having every resident in a community sleeping in his or her own, secure home, on any given night. While that is certainly the ideal,...

Where in the World are Canadian Oil and Gas Companies? An Introduction to the Project

Niloo Hojjati, Kai Horsfield & Shantel Jordison
In April 2013, The School of Public Policy formally launched the Extractive Resource Governance Program, a platform to harness Canadian and international research and technical expertise to assist resource-rich jurisdictions in establishing sustainable and mutually beneficial policies for governance of the extractive sector. The program delivers applied policy research, technical assistance and executive training programs to countries with emerging or established extractive resources, working in collaboration with governments, regulatory bodies, academia, civil society, and industry....

Where in the World are Canadian Oil and Gas Companies? 2011

Niloo Hojjati, Kai Horsfield & Shantel Jordison
Canada is well recognized for its prominence as an oil and gas jurisdiction in regard to its resources within its own borders. However, there is little available analysis and information regarding the presence of Canadian companies in the international arena. Begun in 2011 as an internal research tool for the development of the Extractive Resource Governance Program, this project seeks to answer the vital question: Where in the world are Canadian oil and gas companies?...

Social Policy Trends: Calgary Food Bank Clients and Social Assistance Caseloads

Ronald D. Kneebone &
CALGARY FOOD BANK CLIENTS AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE CASELOADS The social safety net consists of various government programs as well as services funded and provided through different private organizations. The social safety net includes health and employment insurance, the Canada and Quebec pension plans, old age security, workers compensation, and provincial social-assistance programs. It also consists of the contributions of family, friends, and a great number of charities and faith-based organizations that seek to serve needs...

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