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Letter to the Editor – Globe and Mail July 16, 2018

Re Political Rhetoric Clouds How Carbon Pricing Could Work (Report on Business, July 11) Konrad Yakabuski’s conclusion that carbon pricing alone is unlikely to be sufficient to prompt a viable low-carbon transition in the economy comes as no surprise to …


Ford’s hydro moves will do nothing to reduce rates.

Last week was marked by a string of high profile moves on the province’s electricity system by the new Ford government. These included the ouster of Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt and the subsequent resignation of the remainder of the …


The Ford Doctrine: (very) short-term gain for long-term pain

Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford has yet to actually take office, but last week saw a series of major announcements indicating some intended directions for his incoming government. The first was a declaration of the intent to end Ontario’s participation in …






Which way forward on Carbon Pricing in Ontario?

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown’s proposal to replace the Kathleen Wynne’s cap and trade system for reducing the province’s greenhouse gas emissions with a carbon tax has set off a series of debates about the merits of these different approaches …



Energy East Pipeline Cancellation

Published in the Globe and Mail October 10, 2017 There were serious questions about the wisdom and economic and political viability of the Energy East project from the outset. It faced profound opposition in Quebec; Ontario’s energy board had concluded …