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The drought in risk capital that saw Canadian merger and acquisition (M&A) activity drop to just $13 billion last year from more than $55 billion in 2012 (the lowest level since 2008) has created some interesting deal dynamics, which are persisting into this year.
A projected capital cost overrun of 50 per cent would raise eyebrows in any industry, but particularly for those who watch and play in the Alberta oilsands, this kind of announcement can trigger well-deserved concern.
Under the leadership of Doug Suttles, Encana Corporation is becoming a leaner, more focused company. But some things don’t change. Canada’s top natural gas producer is still an innovation leader serious about earning its social licence to operate.
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Yesterday’s arbitration panel ruling that random drug and alcohol testing by Suncor Energy Inc. is unreasonable sends a clear signal -- and is consistent with previous, similar rulings -- that employers face a difficult hurdle if they want to impose such testing on their workplaces, says a law professor.
Clean technology has the ability to solve some of the key economic and business problems that Canada is facing today, including in the energy sector, says Michelle Rempel, federal minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.
An arctic oil and gas symposium Tuesday heard calls for regulatory changes when the Northwest Territories government assumes responsibility for resource development from the Canadian federal government April 1.
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