David Emerson is a corporate director and public policy adviser. He recently chaired the Alberta Premiers’ Economic Strategy Council and is the chair emeritus of the Energy Policy Institute of Canada. From 2004 to 2008 he served as minister of industry, minister of international trade and minister of foreign affairs in the Government of Canada.  

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Breaking the Ottawa consensus (book review)

Paul Wells has written a fascinating, must-read book that details how Stephen Harper has managed to hold power through minority governments and consolidate it with his current majority. With detailed accounts from his trove of …

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Breaking the Ottawa consensus (compte rendu)

Paul Wells has written a fascinating, must-read book that details how Stephen Harper has managed to hold power through minority governments and consolidate it with his current majority. With detailed accounts from his trove of …

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Comfortable Canada: But for how long?

The last 25 years has been a relatively comfortable time for Canada. We have benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement economically and from the broader security guarantees made possible by our North American …

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Reversing the curse: Starting with energy

In spite of the enormous contribution of energy natural resources to our fiscal and economic well-being,  our national psyche continues to be torn by ambivalence toward this unique endowment of nature. This should not be surprising. …

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The North American platform in the new global economy

The trouble with discussions of Canada-US relations is they tend to be confined to Canada-US relations, with all the attendant baggage of national identity, sovereignty, economic and political domination, cultural contamination, erosion of social programs …

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Why Canada needs an energy strategy

The global economy is being transformed as never before. Technology has liberated poor and developing economies, unleashing growth and opportunity, not just in China, India and Brazil, but across much of the developing world. The …

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