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

(November 21, 2018) 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 … 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

To pay for the 57 beneficiary programs, cap and trade was taking $2 billion a year out of the productive economy. Continue reading

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

Wind and solar have become the fossils of the energy industry; oil, gas and coal remain the fuels of the future. Continue reading

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Appealing the Trans Mountain decision: The National Energy Board issues (Part 1)

The government cannot buy every proposed project faced with approval uncertainty, which is why it should appeal the Trans Mountain pipeline decision. Continue reading

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Global News: How the province ‘hijacked’ plans for a sustainable green economy

Global News has obtained 4,000 pages of internal documents which reveal the government was warned about the potential impact of its renewable energy plan – and how the microFIT program for small scale energy production went out of control. Continue reading

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Hydro rates should not be subsidized. It would be unfair to future generations

(May 15, 2018) The province’s Financial Accountability Office estimates that Fair Hydro Plan rebates will save ratepayers $18.4 billion over the next decade, but those savings will ultimately cost future ratepayers $39.4 billion.

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