Bertrand Schepper

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May 19, 2015
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Nothing much changes with new 'Plan Nord'

Bertrand Schepper
On April 8, Quebec proudly announced its new revamped Plan Nord. Premier Philippe Couillard's project, though much less ambitious than that of Charest's government, appears to be just as risky.
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Sep 18, 2013
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Pipeline vs. rail: A red herring

Bertrand Schepper
Ever since the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, there's a question which constantly comes up with regards to oil transportation. Are we better off transporting oil by rail or using pipelines?
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Jun 4, 2013
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Ten ways to lead a better life without growth - part 2

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
Bertrand Schepper
In our previous blog post, we took a look at five proposals from a feature entitled "A better life without growth" in the French magazine Alternatives économiques.
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May 15, 2013
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New mining royalties in Quebec

Bertrand Schepper
Laura Handal
On Monday, the Parti québécois government announced a new mining royalty regime. Its hybrid proposal combines aspects from two types of royalty systems: profit-based and ad valorem royalties.
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Jan 10, 2013
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Selling out our natural resources

Bertrand Schepper
Philippe Hurteau
For the moment, we let foreign companies extract and leave with resources, devoid as we are of any political will to encourage secondary and tertiary processing on our territory.
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Nov 26, 2012

International trade agreements and corruption in Quebec

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
Bertrand Schepper
CETA would address major issues affecting Québec's future, notably the conditions under which European businesses will be allowed to tender for supplier, service, and construction contracts.

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