It’s your decision …

(March 11, 2019) The Prime Minister‘s real message was: “You can either do what I want or you can do what you want. The decision is yours.” Third in a series on the SNC-Lavalin controversy by Andrew Roman.

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Rumours of death: The panic over SNC-Lavalin

(February 25, 2019) Did the Prime Minister’s Office panic over SNC-Lavalin’s story of impeding doom? Or did they have real numbers showing the future effects of a criminal prosecution? Second in a series by Andrew Roman.

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Lawrence Solomon: Trump’s new climate committee could welcome the world’s smartest global-warming skeptics

(March 1, 2019) Make way for the scientific misfits and incompetents the press has castigated for putting the planet in peril by questioning climate change.

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The Prime Minister and the Attorney General

(February 19, 2019) The recent controversy between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould over the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin has been front-page news for days. Was this a casual conversation or improper interference with the administration of justice? This blog post by former lawyer Andrew Roman discusses the issues from a legal standpoint. The bottom line: there is no law prohibiting either of them from speaking publicly about their conversation.

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The unspoken danger of CO2: It makes people go absolutely nutty

(February 8, 2019) When the inmates run the asylum, whispers of ‘climate’ explain everything.

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Pipelines, the environment and the economy: Canada’s new impact assessment law

(December 11, 2018) Political speeches and media coverage of Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act in Bill C-69 has so far been largely based on government media releases, not analysis. Where are the journalists who have properly read the Act and commented on its actual content? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted the Act’s protection of women in the construction industry but the Act refers to gender identity, an issue for transgender people, not sex equality in employment. If the Prime Minister and C-69’s critics haven’t read or understood the Act, who has? Retired lawyer Andrew Roman, that’s who. Read his informed analysis here.
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Who killed GM’s non-electric cars? The government did

(November 30, 2018) U.S.-Canada Auto Pact’s fuel-economy regulation established subsidies, handouts that carmakers now love to game.

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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 Roman outlines why the Court was wrong on both of these reasons. 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

(October 19, 2018) To pay for the 57 beneficiary programs, cap and trade was taking $2 billion a year out of the productive economy.

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