Breakdown

Overview

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's one-term NDP government attempted to find a compromise that satisfies the concerns of British Columbia, Canada's First Nations, and environmentalists. But they still could not break the impasse on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. With new players now at the table, can Canada find a reasonable path forward?

About the Authors

Deborah Yedlin

Posted by Dundurn Guest on June 25, 2019

Deborah Yedlin

As a journalist writing for the Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail, and the CBC, Deborah Yedlin has been a pre-eminent commentator for the better part of twenty years on the nexus of business and politics in Canada.