Pipelines, the environment and the economy: Canada’s new impact assessment law

(December 11, 2018) Political speeches and media coverage of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act in Bill C-69 has so far been largely based on government media releases, not analysis. Where are the journalists who have properly read the Act and commented on its actual content? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted the Act’s protection of women in the construction industry but the Act refers to gender identity, an issue for transgender people, not sex equality in employment. If the Prime Minister and C-69’s critics haven’t read or understood the Act, who has? Retired lawyer Andrew Roman, that’s who. Read his informed analysis here.
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Who killed GM’s non-electric cars? The government did

(November 30, 2018) U.S.-Canada Auto Pact’s fuel-economy regulation established subsidies, handouts that carmakers now love to game.

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Trans Mountain appeal: The Crown’s duty to consult First Nations (Part 2)

(November 21, 2019) The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the government approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project for two reasons: the National Energy Board’s treatment of marine shipping effects and the Crown’s consultation with First Nations. Lawyer Andrew Roman outlines why the Court was wrong on both of these reasons. Continue reading

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Will Ford keep his promise to lower hydro costs? He’d better

(October 30, 2018) If he betrays his voter base, willingly or not, by neglecting to cancel all renewable energy contracts, it will cost him.

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Killing cap and trade is costly. But keeping it is worse

(October 19, 2018) To pay for the 57 beneficiary programs, cap and trade was taking $2 billion a year out of the productive economy.

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USMCA could kill Canadian retailers. Here’s how to save them (without handouts)

(October 12, 2018) Under the new trade deal, shopping in Canada will often be too pricey to compete.

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Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stands alone as Canada — and the world — abandons green energy

(September 28, 2018) Wind and solar have become the fossils of the energy industry; oil, gas and coal remain the fuels of the future.

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