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Economics Society of Northern Alberta Discussion on Alberta Budget 2018

This event has been cancelled

Originally posted 6 April 2018

Revised  12 April 2018

ESNA is hosting a presentation and discussion of the 2018 budget at the Chateau Lacombe on Monday 16 April 2018 at the Chateau Lacombe, 10111 Bellamy Hill Road commencing at 11:30.  To register go  to ESNA events

The keynote speakers will be Dr. David Swann of the Alberta Liberal Party and Mr. Stephen Mandel the leader of the Alberta party.  Dr. Mel McMillan, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Alberta and Fellow, Institute for Public Economics will provide brief comments.  Short bios of the speakers appear below.  Continue reading

Environmental Liabilities- Regulators and Players

Originally posted 2 April 2018

Highlights:

  • Alberta Energy Regulator and Licensee Liability Rating system
  • Roles played Orphan Well Association and Surface Rights Board
  • Nomenclature
  • What are asset retirement obligations?

Albertarecessionwatch.com has been examining the scope of reclamation costs faced by the Alberta oil, gas and oil sands industries, and, ultimately, the Alberta government and taxpayers.  The Redwater Resources case,  Redwater  heard by the Supreme Court on 15 February is, arguably, the first salvo in what will be a long drawn out legal affair pitting environmental “interests” (NGOs, some governments, indigenous groups) against other governments, regulators, banks, and the energy industry. Continue reading

Economics of Cannabis Legalization ESNA Wednesday, 28 March

THE ECONOMICS SOCIETY OF NORTHERN ALBERTA PRESENTS:

THE ECONOMICS OF CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH 2018    REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 11:30 A.M.

CHATEAU LACOMBE,   10111 BELLAMY HILL

ESNA Members:          $35

Non-members:            $35

Students:                     $25

TO REGISTER GO TO Economics of Cannabis Legalization

Background During the last federal election, the Liberal Party campaigned on a pledge of legalization the consumption of cannabis if elected. In 2016, the Honourable Anne McLellan chaired a task force looking into the specifics of how to make cannabis legal. https://www.canada.ca/en/services/health/marijuana-cannabis/task-force-marijuana-legalization-regulation/framework-legalization-regulation-cannabis-in-canada.html Continue reading