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Canadian Energy Governance in Comparative Perspective

This research is part of a larger ‘Integrated Project’ – ‘Reflexive Governance in the Public Interest’ (REVGOV) – funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Program. It investigates the regulation of electricity markets in Canada, and compares the Canadian case with the experience of the European Union. The project focuses on three case studies of electricity governance: Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The key goal is to study emerging institutional mechanisms, beyond command-and-control regulation, that address public interest concerns in the electricity sector. As partner in the Energy Sector Group of REFGOV, the York project collaborates most closely with colleagues in Germany, Hungary, and the UK who study these issues in their respective jurisdictions. The idea is to compare and assess institutional mechanism in view of improving forms of governance.

Research Director: Burkard Eberlein,  Schulich School of Business (Policy)