Breakdown

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Is a national consensus on hydrocarbon development possible?

The ongoing debate in Canada over hydrocarbon development and its required market access exemplifies the political polarization in Canada. Breakdown explores these tensions through economic, environmental, and political perspectives.

The Trudeau Liberals and the Alberta Notley NDP government have attempted to find a compromise that satisfies the concerns of British Columbia, First Nations, and environmentalists, but with the impasse on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, hope for compromise might be threatened. Can Canada find a reasonable path forward?

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