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The Ontario Climate Change Plan: An Assessment

December 3, 2018 The Ford government in Ontario released its climate change plan, on November 29. The plan is intended to replace the cap and trade system and climate change action plan of the previous Liberal government. Ideally, from the …


Ontario Climate Change Plan – A Preliminary Analysis

November 29, 2018 The Ford government in Ontario released its climate change plan, intended to replace the cap and trade system and climate change action plan of the previous government today. At the macro level there is a fairly explicit …




No easy way out for Liberals on Trans Mountain pipeline

The August 30st decision of the Federal Court of Appeal’s against the federal government’s approval of the Alberta to British Columbia Trans Mountain pipeline expansion seems to have come as a shock to the federal and Alberta governments. It was …


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 …