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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #475 on: August 08, 2020, 13:48:50 »
...And to think, Ontario grew as the industrial power base of Canada in the middle of the last century primarily because of its cheap and abundant hydro power supply.

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...and (at the time) well-managed nuclear power production capacity.   

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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #476 on: August 08, 2020, 14:01:16 »
The problem Ontario had was its 'cheap and abundant' hydro power, particularly Niagara - closest to the industrial/population centre,  was tapped out fairly early on.  The development costs for nuclear scared, and scares, the pants off government, coupled with the numerous lobby groups and the unanswered questions of waste disposal.

Ontario doesn't have the topography in the north that Quebec does, nor the massive prairie-draining rivers of Manitoba, to generate much more than it already does.

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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #477 on: August 09, 2020, 01:42:34 »
Americans stay home is the message. Even cars with US cars are vandalized. Not very welcoming.  ;D

https://news.yahoo.com/canada-u-visitors-please-dont-140830170.html

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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #478 on: August 09, 2020, 07:15:36 »
If it’s any consolation to you, the new favourite sport in the interior of BC is vandalizing vehicles with Alberta tags.
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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #479 on: August 09, 2020, 14:58:10 »
If it’s any consolation to you, the new favourite sport in the interior of BC is vandalizing vehicles with Alberta tags.

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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #480 on: August 09, 2020, 15:01:43 »
The problem Ontario had was its 'cheap and abundant' hydro power, particularly Niagara - closest to the industrial/population centre,  was tapped out fairly early on.  The development costs for nuclear scared, and scares, the pants off government, coupled with the numerous lobby groups and the unanswered questions of waste disposal.

Ontario doesn't have the topography in the north that Quebec does, nor the massive prairie-draining rivers of Manitoba, to generate much more than it already does.

Which may be why Ontario, joined with Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and now Albertato investigate the use of Small Modular (Nuclear) Reactors for future energy needs.
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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #481 on: August 09, 2020, 15:34:01 »
:nod:  SMRs will figure heavily in the future of power production.
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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #482 on: September 15, 2020, 15:50:02 »
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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #483 on: September 15, 2020, 22:30:27 »
But the border remains closed until late November. Less bugs would be encountered that late.

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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #484 on: September 28, 2020, 13:42:01 »
Hopefully, good news for Aberta's oil sector


Alberta's oilpatch gets a rare gift — a U.S-backed $22-billion export line to tidewater via Alaska
The proposed railway project, expected to be approved by President Trump, could create 18,000 Canadian jobs

Yadullah Hussain
Sep 28, 2020  •  Last Updated 3 hours ago  •  5 minute read

It may well be his last few weeks in office (at least according to the public polls), but U.S. President Donald Trump just gave Alberta oil producers a gift.

Amid his increasingly-deranged conspiracy theory tweets over the weekend, he broadcast a more presidential tweet on Friday: “Based on the strong recommendation of @SenDanSullivan and @repdonyoung of the Great State of Alaska, it is my honor to inform you that I will be issuing a Presidential Permit for the A2A Cross-Border Rail between Alaska & Canada. Congratulations to the people of Alaska & Canada!”

Dan Sullivan is a U.S. senator serving Alaska, and Don Young is a Congressman serving the American last frontier. The U.S. president has been sweet on the Canadian oilpatch before, having approved TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline project which had been rejected by the previous president Barack Obama. If it proceeds, the railway project could serve as another important outlet for Alberta’s oil producers who have struggled due to lack of pipeline capacity. However, railway lines are deemed to be a more expensive way to transport oil compared to pipelines.

The proposed 2,570-kilometre A2A railway aims to transport bulk commodities such oil, grain and ore in addition to containerized goods, and aims to develop “a new railway connecting the Alaska Railroad and Alaska’s tidewater, to northern Alberta.”

The project is expected to cost $22 billion, of which $7 billion will be built in Alaska and $15 billion in Alberta, according to the company.

More at Financial Post

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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #485 on: September 28, 2020, 18:37:24 »
Pretty sad when the POTUS seems to do more for our oil industry than the current PM   ::)


The Tekk project eventually pulled out & gave up, after waiting ages for federal approval.  This happened despite having every single local indigenous group supporting the project, and them having met or drastically exceeded all of the environmental requirements.  It was slated to be a world class project, and the greenest oil & gas industry project in history.  It also slated to employ about 8,000 people.

They eventually gave up and pulled the plug, as they were tired of waiting for our government to give the approval.



And here's the US, whether intentional or not, giving Alberta some kind of 'kickstart' to the economy - when our own PM couldn't care less.
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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #486 on: September 28, 2020, 18:43:50 »
Pretty sad when the POTUS seems to do more for our oil industry than the current PM   ::)


The Tekk project eventually pulled out & gave up, after waiting ages for federal approval.  This happened despite having every single local indigenous group supporting the project, and them having met or drastically exceeded all of the environmental requirements.  It was slated to be a world class project, and the greenest oil & gas industry project in history.  It also slated to employ about 8,000 people.

They eventually gave up and pulled the plug, as they were tired of waiting for our government to give the approval.



And here's the US, whether intentional or not, giving Alberta some kind of 'kickstart' to the economy - when our own PM couldn't care less.

It will be interesting to see if the US had consulted with Canada before announcing the deal.
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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #487 on: September 28, 2020, 18:44:30 »
It will be interesting to see if the US had consulted with Canada before announcing the deal.

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Re: Canada-US Trade Relations
« Reply #488 on: September 28, 2020, 19:30:05 »
Hopefully, good news for Aberta's oil sector


Alberta's oilpatch gets a rare gift — a U.S-backed $22-billion export line to tidewater via Alaska
The proposed railway project, expected to be approved by President Trump, could create 18,000 Canadian jobs

Yadullah Hussain
Sep 28, 2020  •  Last Updated 3 hours ago  •  5 minute read

It may well be his last few weeks in office (at least according to the public polls), but U.S. President Donald Trump just gave Alberta oil producers a gift.

Amid his increasingly-deranged conspiracy theory tweets over the weekend, he broadcast a more presidential tweet on Friday: “Based on the strong recommendation of @SenDanSullivan and @repdonyoung of the Great State of Alaska, it is my honor to inform you that I will be issuing a Presidential Permit for the A2A Cross-Border Rail between Alaska & Canada. Congratulations to the people of Alaska & Canada!”

Dan Sullivan is a U.S. senator serving Alaska, and Don Young is a Congressman serving the American last frontier. The U.S. president has been sweet on the Canadian oilpatch before, having approved TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline project which had been rejected by the previous president Barack Obama. If it proceeds, the railway project could serve as another important outlet for Alberta’s oil producers who have struggled due to lack of pipeline capacity. However, railway lines are deemed to be a more expensive way to transport oil compared to pipelines.

The proposed 2,570-kilometre A2A railway aims to transport bulk commodities such oil, grain and ore in addition to containerized goods, and aims to develop “a new railway connecting the Alaska Railroad and Alaska’s tidewater, to northern Alberta.”

The project is expected to cost $22 billion, of which $7 billion will be built in Alaska and $15 billion in Alberta, according to the company.

More at Financial Post

If the intent is to move oil by rail, good luck getting Yukon’s First Nations on side. They’re mostly self governing and have comprehensive land claims. This is not a sure thing by any means.
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