2018 Case Competition

Getting to Implementation:
The Politics of Pipelines

Sponsors and Partners

Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration - Association Canadienne des programmes en administration publique  Institute of Public Administration of Canada - L'Institut d'administration publique du Canada  Manulife  Policy Options - Options politiques  Ernst and Young  Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy  Canada School of Public Service - École de la fonction publique du Canada

This Year’s Case
SFU’s Winning Team

The 2018 National Public Administration Case Competition was held at Simon Fraser University’s School of Public Policy on February 23 & 24, 2018. The case centred around the controversial development of the “Pronteau Oil’s Plateau Pipeline” for the transportation of bitumen from Alberta through British Columbia to Burnaby. There it would be loaded onto vessels and sent overseas for refining. The scenario, which was based on the Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion and the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, required students to prepare a briefing note and oral briefing, including options and recommendations using the Kamloops region as a test.

Judges announce the winner
Judges announce the winner

The competition was judged by

  • Sylvie Bérubé,  Assistant Deputy Minister, Western Canada and the Territories Region, Services Canada
  • Chantale Courcy, Director General, Regional Operations Learning Programs Branch, Canada School of Public Service
  • Cassie DoyleCEO, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute
  • Tim Philpotts, Partner, Ernst & Young, Infrastructure Advisory
  • Mark Sieben, Deputy Solicitor General and Deputy Minister, B.C. Public Safety and Solicitor General
  • Don Wright, Deputy Minister to the Premier and Head of the B.C. Public Service

We owe each of the judges a debt of gratitude for their time, rigour, and experience.

The competition attracted thirteen excellent teams representing universities from across the country. Each of the teams performed extremely well.

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