Natural Resources Canada

New Poll: Canadians Think Oilsands Contribute Way More to the Economy Than They Actually Do

Carol Linnitt | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Business
Carol Linnitt

According to the poll, conducted by Environics and commissioned by Environmental Defence, 41 per cent of Canadians believe the importance of the oilsands to the economy is six to 24 times higher than it actually is. And a full 57 per cent of Canadians overestimate the value of oilsands to the country's economy.

Where The 'Windsor Hum' Comes From

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada

WINDSOR, Ont. - A federally funded study confirms a humming noise in Windsor, Ont., emanates from an island across the Detroit River but fails to comp...

We're One Step Closer to Mining Transparency in Canada

Claire Woodside | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business
Claire Woodside

It's hard to have a conversation about Canada's economy these days without it touching on our natural resource wealth, and the global reach of our mining companies. But there's one part of this conversation that Canadian provinces may be missing: how they can become global leaders in a burgeoning international effort to improve governance and transparency in the extractive sector.

The Ring of Fire Is Headed for a Deep-Freeze

Bill Gallagher | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Business
Bill Gallagher

With multi-billion dollar projects adrift in the James Bay lowlands, really, is this how Ontarians want to see their future resources managed? With this outcome, the Ring of Fire now heads into the deep-freeze -- the last five years squandered -- the next five years now left to litigation lawyers to advance private interests.

Chinese Smartening Up About Investing In Canada

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Canada's ambassador to China says money from the Asian country is likely to keep pouring into Canadian resource projects.But Guy Saint-Jacq...

Clark Announces B.C. Mining Change

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia is moving applications for natural resource permits online, as Premier Christy Clark attempts to bolster her economic cre...

Huge Boom In Chinese Investment Into Canadian Resources

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

A recent news report brought up the spectre of briefcases full of illicit Chinese cash making its way into Canada's real estate market, but far more m...

Earthquake Rattles Montreal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada

MONTREAL - The Montreal region was rattled by an earthquake strong enough to wake some people from their slumber just after midnight Wednesday.Natural...

This Powers A FIFTH Of Canada's Economy

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives have re-calculated the impact of energy and mining on the Canadian economy in order to help bolster their strong su...

If We're Rich Right Now, It's Because We've Been Damn Lucky

David Gratzer | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Politics
David Gratzer

This week, novelist and columnist Steve Marche draws lessons from Canada's success for Bloomberg.com, in a cleverly titled piece, "Hardheaded Socialism Makes Canada Richer Than the U.S." Times are good today, but they may not be so good in a few years.

The Science Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Andrew Weaver | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Weaver

While Harper is cutting funds to scientific research, the government doesn't actually understand how it works. Science should feed into policy discussions, but in and of itself science cannot and should not dictate what policy directions should be taken.

Tories Looking Sell Nuke Labs

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is testing the waters for the sale of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.'s nuclear research labs.Ottawa is now seeking ...

So Much For That Debate: Canada's Last Asbestos Mine About To Run Dry

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A confidential federal memo suggests Canada's last fully functional asbestos mine is about to die, raising the prospect the controversial i...

New Free Trade Deals Threaten the Environment

Maude Barlow | Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada
Maude Barlow

No wonder the Harper government doesn't talk about the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement much. If Canadians find out what is in it, they would turn it down.