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Phillips discusses Trump, KXL, and Canada’s Pipeline Strategy

  The fact that President-Elect Donald Trump has mentioned that the Keystone XL pipeline will be approved during his administration has caused some heads to turn in Canada. Trump has promised to grant a permit to the project that would carry more than 800,000 thousand barrels of oil a day from Alberta to refineries in […]

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Energy Export Prospects and Proposals

Dawson Strategic organized a panel discussion in Calgary on February 29th on Canada’s energy prospects in the United States and Latin America and China.  The event, sponsored by Norton Rose law firm, with the assistance of the United States Consulate General, drew over 60 participants.  The US-Canada Panel included Laura Dawson, Paul Frazer (3clicksolutions) and […]

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KXL Denial Not the Beginning of the End

In an OpEd published in ipolitics.ca, Stefania Bartucci and I argue that  while US actions on KXL have awakened Canada to the need to seek new energy markets on its own terms, but good politics are not always good business. Canada and the U.S. share both the problems and profits of the oil sands. Few would argue […]

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Enough with the scorekeeping!

While we wait for the Beyond the Border and Regulatory Cooperation announcements, some media have started to fixate on irritants as evidence that the larger Canada-US co-operation initiatives are impossible.  It’s true that elements of  the Keystone XL pipeline permitting process have turned to street theatre, that CBP did, in a multi-hundred page report, use […]

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