Author Archives: Lawrence Solomon

About Lawrence Solomon

Lawrence Solomon is one of Canada's leading environmentalists. His book, The Conserver Solution (Doubleday) popularized the Conserver Society concept in the late 1970s and became the manual for those interested in incorporating environmental factors into economic life. An advisor to President Jimmy Carter's Task Force on the Global Environment (the Global 2000 Report) in the late 1970's, he has since been at the forefront of movements to reform foreign aid, stop nuclear power expansion and adopt toll roads. Mr. Solomon is a founder and managing director of Energy Probe Research Foundation and the executive director of its Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute divisions. He has been a columnist for The Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the editor and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine, and the author or co-author of seven books, most recently The Deniers, a #1 environmental best-seller in both Canada and the U.S. .

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

Under the new trade deal, shopping in Canada will often be too pricey to compete. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Doug Ford will make Ontario great again by following Trump’s lead with radical deregulation

Ontario is truly Ford Nation now. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Make Ontario hydro great again by reviving the Common Sense Revolution

Doug Ford’s hydro reforms can make winners of everyone, except the looters who have gamed the system. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Self-driving cars will never live up to the hype

They’re being pushed on uninterested consumers who, really, just want to drive their own private vehicle. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau will learn a painful lesson — voters really dislike climate crusading

Global warming is so yesterday. There’s pretty much nothing the public cares less about than climate change. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Here’s the truth about Energy Probe’s alleged links to Big Oil

Lawrence Solomon: I’m called a lobbyist for the oil industry, a shill, a mouthpiece, and some not-so-nice words, too, all of it made up. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Carbon bounties (not taxes) could save us from the next Little Ice Age

With scientists increasingly predicting a long period of global cooling, we may need incentives to put additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Continue reading

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