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Rhetoric and Reality: Evaluating Canada’s Economic Record Under the Harper Government

It is commonly asserted that federal Conservatives have the strongest “economic credentials” among the major political parties. And the Harper government will likely emphasize economic issues in its quest for re-election this fall...

Riding the Roller coaster: What lower oil prices mean for Canada's Economy

Canada’s economy has been thrown into turmoil by the dramatic decline in oil prices over the last six months. World crude prices have plunged by half: from around $100 (US) per barrel in summer 2014, to around $50 today. Worse yet, Canada’s oil output receives an even lower price: our unprocessed heavy oil exports sell for only about $35 barrel in the U.S. market (because of its lower quality and a regional supply glut)...

In-Province Upgrading Economics of a Greenfield Oil Sands Refinery

The report, entitled “Upgrading Our Future: The Economics of In-Province Upgrading,” was released on Monday, Oct. 6, at an event featuring Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan; representatives of two separate companies with proposals to build refineries in Ontario and BC; and the report’s author, Ed Osterwald, an internationally recognized energy expert and senior partner with UK-based Competition Economists Group (CEG).

Unifor Written Argument for National Energy Board re: Trans Mountain Tariff Amendment

Unifor's submission to the National Energy Board hearings on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline tariff amendments. In this filing, Unifor argues that the current system of bidding for oil product disadvantages the Chevron refinery in Burnaby, BC.

Managing Canada's Resource Wealth in the Interests of Canadians and the Environment

This document outlines Unifor's balanced approach to natural resource management and development. It reviews the principles of stability, sustainability, respect for First Nations' rights, adding value in Canada, transition adjustment, macroeconomic regulation, sharing the gains, and regulating foreign ownership.

Factum: Motion for leave to apply for judicial review (Northern Gateway)

Motion for leave to apply for judicial review of Order in Council, P.C. 2014-809 made by the Governor in Council under subsection 54(1) of the National Energy Board Act between Unifor and Attorney General of Canada & Northern Gateway Pipelines Limited Partnership

Policy grievance: Random Alcohol and Drug Testing Policy (Local 707A)

Unifor Local 707A policy grievance ruling regarding random alcohol and drug testing policy at Suncor.

Pipeline Primer

An introduction to the numerous pipeline projects currently being debated in Canada, and to Unifor's demand for a national energy and environmental strategy for Canada.