Teck talk: Reading between the lines of a CEO's letter + finding opportunity

It was a Sunday shocker to be sure. After nearly 10 years of effort to make the proposed Frontier oil sands project a reality, Canadian resources firm Teck announced suddenly it was taking its application for federal approval off the table. A lot has changed since the application was first submitted. The company’s application wasContinue reading “Teck talk: Reading between the lines of a CEO's letter + finding opportunity”

Navigating the politics of Canada's rail blockades

With protesting blocking major Canadian rail arteries now entering their third week, pressure is mounting for a solution. Despite restarting service on some routes yesterday, VIA Rail temporarily laid off 1,000 of its employees. Those lay-offs are on top of the 450 announced by CN earlier this week. Job losses and other economic costs mountContinue reading “Navigating the politics of Canada's rail blockades”

The business of committees

The Hill is buzzing with activity this week. House of Commons committee membership lists are being finalized, and Chairs and Vice-Chairs being elected! (Pause for reaction) (Crickets) (Wait, are you actually *yawning?*) Okay, granted, this may seem like particularly process-nerdy, North-of-the-Queensway, inside baseball stuff. Like, OMG, what does that have to do with Canadians’ dailyContinue reading “The business of committees”