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Electricity Costs in Ontario

The following is a longer version of a short article posted on Global News today. Recent public debates about electricity prices in Ontario have focused strongly on the costs renewable energy under the Green Energy Act. This focus is misguided, …



Assessing Trudeau’s Environmental Record: The First Year

The October 19, 2016 federal election was widely interpreted as a watershed moment in Canadian environmental policy. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals presented a platform with extensive environmental commitments, and the election outcome was seen in many parts of the country as …






The Lac-Mégantic Disaster: Three Years Later.

Three years ago this week, an unattended train of 73 car-loads of crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota, operated by the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway ran away and then derailed, exploded and burned in …