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Empathetic incompetence? The Ford government at 2 years

Published in The Conversation, August 25, 2020; Hamilton Spectator, September 9, 2020. Now into the third year of its mandate, the Ontario government under Premier Doug Ford is being assessed for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis. The impressions are …



Has Ontario made itself an “innovation wasteland” on energy?

July 13, 2020 On the Friday afternoon before the week of the Canada Day holiday, the Ford government in Ontario quietly announced a change to the province’s electricity rate structure. Going forward, industrial energy consumers are no longer to be …





An Ontario Recovery Plan: Energy, Electricity and Climate Change

  Sustainable Energy Initiative, York University May 2020   The Government of Ontario has created a Provincial Committee on Jobs and Recovery to discuss options to support jobs and recovery of the Province once the Emergency Orders have been lifted. …




Energy conservation needs to take centre stage in Ontario

Published in The Conversation February 24, 2020; Hamilton Spectator February 29, 2020; St.Catherines Standard, February 28, 2020; Cleantech Canada February 28, 2020; Welland Tribune March 3, 2020; Niagara Falls Review, March 4, 2020. The “false alarm” earlier this year at …