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The oil price crash and the oil sands

Oil sands production will continue to increase in the near term, likely through 2020 if not beyond, unless prices decrease materially relative to today

Encyclopedia of the oil crash: C is for carbon (putting a price on)

...and China, celebrity quotes, and costs. View this and more in our encyclopedia of the oil crash

The pitfalls of declaring winners and losers in the economy

When economists tell you an interest rise or Canadian dollar fall is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for Canada, think about where they’re coming from and where you sit
Jim Prentice

Here’s a tax-reform plan for Alberta

Expert advice for Jim Prentice: two tax rates, plus (gulp) a sales tax
Stephen Gordon

What beer and pizza can tell us about the impact of the oil crash

Don’t make this mistake when trying to analyze the effect of falling oil prices on the Canadian economy

Putting the last three big oil crashes in perspective

As Stephen Harper says, the oil industry will survive. That’s not saying much
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A roadmap to Fort McMurray’s tanking housing market

There’s a glut of homes on the market in Fort McMurray, which is bad news as oil patch layoffs start to hit
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Cheap gas prices fuel conundrum in Detroit

Low gas prices mean consumers want bigger, more powerful vehicles, even as tough fuel economy rules force the industry to think small

Why the oil crash is bad for Canadian house prices

The "virtuous circles" of rising oil prices, higher incomes and booming house prices, are about to turn "vicious"
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Stephen Harper: Oil’s worst enemy

By trying to protect and promote the oil sector, the Harper government effectively shackled Canada’s pipelines in purgatory