In this latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Communications Officer Ai-Men Lau was joined by MLI Distinguished Fellow Dr. Jack Mintz to discuss the problems facing Canada’s natural resource sector, particularly in Alberta. In their discussion, Dr. Mintz reflects on the turmoil facing the industry, particularly as a result of an ongoing oil price war that has arisen as a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting oil demand.
Lau and Dr. Mintz also discuss some of the longer-term structural issues facing the industry, tax policy in Alberta, and the federal government’s approach to the economy and innovation more generally.
**Note: this podcast was recorded before emergency measures associated with Canada’s COVID-19 response were fully implemented. Stay tuned to Pod Bless Canada – we have expert reflections on the ongoing pandemic situation on route in the coming days.