Ottawa's Clean Electricity Regulations Are Unconstitutional



On Thursday, Canada’s Environment Minister, Steven Guilbeault, released the draft Clean Electricity Regulations - otherwise known as the much anticipated, incredibly expensive, and entirely unconstitutional net-zero 2035 electricity generation targets.

Ottawa is even threatening punitive measures for those who don't comply, with Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announcing that billions of dollars in tax credits and grants will be tied to a province's plan to reach net-zero.

Saskatchewan and Alberta have both pushed back strongly against the regulations already.

In a press conference yesterday, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith reiterated that Alberta “will never allow these regulations to be implemented here - full stop.”

This dispute, though, is almost certainly heading to court over constitutional jurisdiction.

Ottawa's Summer Hits



If you have been paying attention, there's been some big hits coming out of Ottawa this summer.

But we’re not talking about Billboard's “Songs of the Summer” hit list.

These hits are the relentless attacks on our energy industry coming from the federal government.

What Is A Subsidy?



Last week, Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister, Steven Guilbeault, held a press conference to announce the end of what he called "fossil fuel subsidies".

We got a quick initial analysis to you about the government’s plan straight away, while also planning to get you a more detailed analysis as soon as possible.

So, as promised, our team has been hard at work since the announcement, going through all the nitty gritty minutia of the government’s proposal, and here’s what we’ve uncovered.

The Protestor Becomes The Protested



Yesterday, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, held a press conference to announce the end of so-called "fossil fuel subsidies".

This eradication of fossil fuel subsidies was part of an agreement the Canadian government made with fellow G20 nations back in 2009.

But despite that decades-old promise, Ottawa is set to be the first country in the G20 to actually implement a "framework for eliminating inefficient fossil fuel subsidies" - not a single other country has followed through.

Energy, Energy, Energy!



Alberta Premier Danielle Smith was on a mission last week and had three things on her mind: energy, energy, energy.

The interesting thing is, many of the other provinces now seem to be on the same page too.

Just Transition Legislation Introduced

The Sustainable Jobs Act (the rebranded, but still terrible Just Transition) was introduced by the Liberal government in the House of Commons at the end of last week.

A nice little treat for western Canadians to digest as we head towards the summer holidays.

The "plan" is chock full of visionary language of an environmental utopia where we all have centrally-planned, centrally-controlled jobs run out of a “Sustainable Jobs Secretariat” which will oversee the government’s work on the “Just Transition.”

The reaction in western Canada has been as negative as you would expect.

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste



There are wildfires burning all across Canada.

And, right on cue, Justin Trudeau is pointing the finger straight at climate change.

“We’re seeing more and more of these fires because of climate change,” stated the Prime Minister last week. “We’ll keep working - here at home and with partners around the world - to tackle climate change and address its impacts.”

In other words, the old Liberal mantra: ”Never let a crisis go to waste!”

We've Been Making An Impact!



The 2023 Alberta general election is over, and Albertans have sent a clear message to Ottawa: stay in your lane.

Throughout the past three and a half years, Project Confederation has been at the forefront of the movement to seek meaningful change to the way that this country is governed.

We have never wavered in our goal of seeking a fair deal for western Canada, in whatever legal configuration that may require.

The election in Alberta was a turning point for our movement, and I was very happy to have been able to provide commentary on a wide range of issues throughout the campaign.

Alberta Puts Ottawa On Notice

Newly re-elected Premier Danielle Smith sure isn’t wasting any time!

During her victory speech, Smith had a stern warning for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the rest of his radical environmentalist team.

Do not proceed with restrictions on electricity generation from natural gas. 

Do not introduce an emissions cap that is, in reality, a de facto oil and gas production cap.

Do not cause our province tens of thousands of job losses.

Do not damage Alberta’s fiscal position.

How Ottawa’s Affordability Crisis Is Impacting The Election



The Alberta general election is being fought against the backdrop of an affordability crisis.

An affordability crisis that we would argue is primarily being driven by federal government policy.

A whole series of federal laws, regulations, and mandates are pushing prices up and stretching household budgets in Alberta and across Canada.