Erin Weir

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Jul 25, 2012
Nexen building in Calgary. Photo: James Bremner/Flickr

China's bid to take over Nexen

Erin Weir
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) bid to acquire Nexen is a large and complex proposal. A preliminary outline of possible costs and benefits follows.
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Jun 14, 2012
Photo: . Shell/Flickr

Dutch disease on the Rideau

Erin Weir
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
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Feb 16, 2012

Drummond: The good, the bad and the ugly

Erin Weir
The Ontario government should adopt the good, minimize the bad by reversing corporate tax cuts and permanently restricting HST input tax credits, and forget the ugly, in the Drummond report.
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Nov 15, 2011

The politics of potash

Erin Weir
Advocates of low potash royalties are claiming that New Democrats fared poorly in Saskatchewan's recent election because they proposed higher potash royalties.
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Nov 11, 2011

2013: The Saskatchewan NDP's lucky number?

Erin Weir
To state the obvious, Saskatchewan's provincial election result was not good for progressives. I was especially surprised by the NDP's loss of constituencies like Regina Douglas Park.
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Oct 24, 2011

Saskatchewan platform comparison

Erin Weir
Saskatchewan's two major parties have unveiled their election platforms. The main difference between the Sask Party and NDP is not the dollar amount but its allocation among various priorities.

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