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Grounds for Thought presents: Paris is dead

Join us for the return of the Grounds for Thought discussion night with our most controversial topic to date. Oh, it’s a doozy alright! Continue reading

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Ontario’s green energy experience: sobering lessons for sustainable climate change policies

A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute finds Ontario’s green energy policies have yielded moderate environmental gains while drastically increasing energy prices. Continue reading

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How megaprojects bankrupt utilities

Brady Yauch, executive director of Consumer Policy Institute, describes the looming threat to public institutions – and to our pocketbooks. Continue reading

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Looking to lower Ontario power rates? Start with Pickering, where $550 million will be wastefully spent

The economic argument to keep Pickering open past 2020 relies on an analysis that requires some far apart stars to align. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Presentation to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

The federal government should look to Ontario for examples on how not to implement renewable energy policies. Brady Yauch for Consumer Policy Institute. Continue reading

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Has global warming corrupted environmentalism?

Join us this Tuesday, February 28, 8 pm at the Green Beanery cafe-roastery on the corner of Bathurst and Bloor as we ask: has grass-roots environmentalism become an endangered species? Continue reading

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The Kinder Morgan pipeline: permits or permission?

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. Continue reading

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