Originally published in 1985. This in-depth analysis of federal energy policy and politics in the oil and gas sector critically
evaluates the National Energy Program, one of the most controversial and wide-ranging policy initiatives in Canadian history
- an import case study. Bridging Canadian politics and public policy, the book gives an historical overview of the development
of energy policy since 1945, examining the shifts in the balance of power between public and private energy interests. It
presents the NEP's positive and negative impacts on energy policy and the nature of political power.