The legislation includes subjective criteria including the “social impact” of energy investment and its “gender implications."
It’s hard to see how a new additional phase of consultation will reduce timelines.
In 2018, 73 per cent of respondents said compliance costs were a deterrent to investment compared to only 32 per cent in 2013.
Alberta tax changes have hurt the province’s investment attractiveness.
Canada is pursuing costly new carbon taxes and regulations.