Lawrence Solomon: Don’t be fooled into fearing the coming robot revolution

(January 6, 2017) The present path may seem to have an inexorable direction. But the past provides a better guide.

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No prizes for guessing who’s really to blame for Hydro One’s soaring rates

(January 6, 2017) Contrary to claims from Queen’s Park, higher electricity rates haven’t been used to make the province’s grid more reliable. Now, Hydro One wants more money to do the real work of keeping the lights on. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

(December 22, 2016) An underheated planet is a threat humans have repeatedly faced over the last millennium, and now we’re due again.

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How to mislead Toronto Hydro’s customers on rate increases

(December 14, 2016) Toronto Hydro customers have been told that the rate increases they are experiencing aren’t that bad. Here’s why those comments are misleading. Continue reading

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The Kinder Morgan pipeline: permits or permission?

(December 12, 2016) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline has raised a storm of protest about its predicted impacts on the orcas, climate change, First Nations’ rights, as well as concerns about the project’s “flawed” approval process and lack of “social licence”. Lawyer Andrew Roman contextualizes some of the hot-button issues raised by critics.

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Ontario’s Auditor General Slams the Province’s Pending Cap and Trade Fiasco

(December 2, 2016) Ontario’s Auditor General tells the public what’s really going to happen when the province introduces its cap and trade program. Hint: it’s not pretty. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Americans are finally overthrowing political correctness run amok

(November 18, 2016) Without pro-active governments taking on Big Brother roles, political correctness would be an irrelevant factor in the economy and in our lives.

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