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‘Energy Superpower’ Becomes a Losing Hand for Canada

Canada is losing out in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s single-minded quest to make the country a global energy superpower, renowned energy economist Jeff Rubin argues in this Globe and Mail article [1]. “In the last decade, his Conservative government has done everything but roll out the red carpet for the energy sector,” Rubin writes. “Unfortunately for Canadians, it’s becoming clear that despite the Prime Minister’s best attempts at economic intervention, their government is playing a losing hand…Even as the rest of the world is realizing that it must wean itself off fossil fuels, the Harper government wants to double down on the resource.”

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