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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Lawrence Solomon: Ontario is headed for a fatal future and only ending the renewable deals can prevent it

(October 28, 2016) If Ontario doesn’t rewrite the renewable contracts, virtually everyone in the province will suffer.
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This time is different: OPG says its megaproject not like the others

(October 11, 2016) Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is confident that its new megaproject will do the impossible: come in on time and on budget. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: If voters want to rip up Ontario’s outrageous renewable energy contracts, the courts won’t stop them

(October 6, 2016) The implication that cancelling odious solar and wind contracts would scare off investors defies history and lacks credibility.

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Ontario electricity customers have paid more than $6 billion to dump surplus, high-priced power: study

(September 20, 2016) Ontario electricity customers have paid more than $6 billion to cover the cost of exporting the province’s energy surplus, according to a new study from the Consumer Policy Institute.

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