Canada/Province of Alberta: Up to $300 million in subsidies for a propylene and polypropylene facility

Measure #13096 | Published 11 Dec 2016 ▲


On December 5, 2016 the government of Alberta announced that a joint venture between Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Petrochemical Industries Company had been approved to receive royalty credits under the province’s Petrochemicals Diversification Program. This project may receive up to $300 million in royalty credits to build an integrated propylene and polypropylene facility in Sturgeon County. The project is expected to cost from $3.8 billion to $4.2 billion to build. Construction is expected to start in 2019, with the facility operating by 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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