Sen. Elaine McCoy
Elaine McCoy has been sitting in the Senate as an independent Progressive Conservative Senator from Alberta since 2005. She previously worked as a lawyer and was the former Labour Minister in Alberta’s Getty government. She regularly blogs about her experiences in Ottawa at

Blog Entries by Sen. Elaine McCoy

What Role Should the Canadian Oil Sands Play in the World Energy Mix?

(18) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 9:04 AM

One of the key questions of our time is this: "What role should the Canadian oil sands play in the world energy mix?" Whenever thoughtful observers begin to answer such a seemingly straightforward question, they are instantaneously ensnared in such a spider web of issues that it is nearly impossible...

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Canada Needs to Take a Sober Second Look at Our Energy Policies and Practices

(12) Comments | Posted July 19, 2011 | 3:04 PM

This would be a great time in our history to have an "easy" button. Click: reduced dependency on carbon fuels. Click: profitable green energy economy up and running.

Unfortunately, transformation does not come that easily. Mounting evidence shows us that the transition to a renewable fuel future will be a...

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