The failure of Ontario’s new climate strategy

 Many economists and other experts assure us that carbon taxes are a good thing.  But, to paraphrase Margaret Wente, canny politicians (e.g. PMs Stephen Harper, Canada and Tony Abbott ,Australia) know some things economists are unable to factor into their analysis:–   viz that  a lot of people don’t like carbon taxes, and will punish governments …

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Can courts force governments to act on Climate Change?

Holland  is a low-lying country seriously at risk of higher sea levels – a consequence of the world’s failure to check global warming.  It has an exposure similar to countries, such as Bangladesh, with  low lying coastal areas and coral island states. Given its past experience with devastating floods (such as the flood of 1953 …

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Masquerade!

It took a lawsuit to force the Ontario Government to recognize that the Environmental Bill of Rights gives Ontario citizens a right to be consulted before the Government takes steps e.g. to “ditch” environmental legislation (Cap and Trade),  reverse policies (withdraw from the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change) and eliminate agencies (such as …

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The ABC’s of the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election

Most readers will quickly guess what “ABC” stands for – “Anyone But Conservative! Why are we so opposed to the Ontario Conservative Party?  In the first place,  the leader of the Conservative Party, Doug Ford, is even more ignorant about climate change than Donald Trump. In the second place, the Conservative Party Platform is a …

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