For Canada’s energy sector, challenges go beyond oil’s latest price drop

The list of challenges facing Canada’s oil and gas sector just keeps growing.

Oil’s latest price slump is bad news for energy companies around the world. But Canadian producers face a wider set of mounting obstacles – everything from carbon taxes and an oil sands emissions cap to endless opposition to pipeline developments, argues Ted Morton, a former Progressive Conservative Alberta cabinet minister, now a professor at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.



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