Canada/Province of Alberta: Up to $200 million in subsidies for a propylene facility

Measure #13097 | Published 11 Dec 2016 ▲


On December 5, 2016 the government of Alberta announced that Inter Pipeline had been approved to receive royalty credits under the province’s Petrochemicals Diversification Program. Under this project, the firm may receive up to $200 million in royalty credits to build a $1.85-billion facility in Strathcona County. The Inter Pipeline facility will process about 22,000 barrels per day of propane into propylene. Construction is expected to start in 2017, with the facility operating in 2021.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

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Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered:

Implemented: Yes

Date of inception: 5 Dec 2016

GTA Evaluation: Red

Government Response:

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