Julio Mejía

Junior Policy Analyst

Julio Mejía is a Junior Policy Analyst at the Fraser Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Government and International Relations and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Externado University of Colombia, and a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy from the University of Guelph. Prior to joining the Fraser Institute, Mr Mejia worked as the liaison between the Colombian and the United States armies and as coordinator for international cooperation for different universities in Latin America. His comments have appeared in the Financial Post, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Toronto Sun, and Colombia’s leading news publications, including El Tiempo and La Republica. He has been a regular guest at NTN24, WRadio, and other Spanish-language news outlets. Mr Mejia specializes in energy policy, with a focus on the mining and petroleum industries.

Recent Research by Julio Mejía

— May 4, 2023
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Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2022

The Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2022 finds that Saskatchewan is the 3rd most attractive jurisdiction worldwide for mining investment, after Nevada (1st) and Western Australia (2nd). Notably, Newfoundland & Labrador ranked 4th and Quebec ranked 8th in this year’s survey. No other Canadian province or territory ranked in the global top ten, with Ontario ranking 12th, Manitoba 14th and British Columbia 15th.

— Apr 20, 2023
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Environmental Ranking for Canada and the OECD: Third Edition finds that Canada’s environmental record outperforms a majority of comparable high-income countries worldwide.

— Dec 1, 2022
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Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey 2022

Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey is an annual survey of senior oil and gas executives, conducted between May and September of 2022, that finds uncertainty concerning environmental regulations and disputed land claims, likewise the cost of regulatory compliance, as major areas of concern in Canadian jurisdictions compared to US states.