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Climate Action hangs in election balance

Published in The Conversation, September 14, 2021 September 5, 2021 Canadian voters concerned about climate change find themselves presented with a series of dilemmas was we approach the September 21st federal election.  The environment often finds itself being discussed as …



Comments on Energy Planning in Ontario – ERO number 019-3007

April 21, 2021 Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Strategic Network and Agency Policy Division 77 Grenville Street, 6th Floor Toronto, ON M7A 2C1 Canada   RE: ERO number 019-3007 – Long Term Energy Planning   Dear Ms. Thompson, I …


A life-cycle view essential on EV battery opportunities and risks

Published in The Hill Times, June 21, 2021 Mark Winfield and Sumeet Sooch Sustainable Energy Initiative, York University Over the past few months, the economic opportunities that the electrification of transportation, particularly the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), might …


Ford government endangers gains on water quality.

June 24, 2021 Published in the Hamilton Spectator, June 28, 2021. A defining feature of Ford government has been its dismantling of the province’s frameworks for environmental protection in the name of ‘cutting red tape.’ The process began almost immediately …





Ontario’s back to the future approach to planning

February 25, 2021 Published in the Hamilton Spectator, March 9, 2021 Twenty-five years ago, Mike Harris’ ‘common sense revolution’ heralded a shredding the province’s planning rules, and proposals for a network of highway expansions in every direction outwards across the …


Cleaning up Ontario’s Hydro Mess

January 2021 One of the central promises in the 2018 platform of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party was to “clean up the hydro mess.” And a mess there certainly is with the costs of subsidies out of general provincial revenues …