Tar sands again!

Jean Charest, the Premier of Quebec, summed up Canada’s economy nicely: “Oil, gas and potash — and others. That’s the financial situation of the country. ”  Others could be a reference to Ontario’s manufacturing industry, which these days appears to be an also-ran. Perhaps the less than positive economic news in Ontario will impact the … Read more…

EU’s “Vote” on Tar Sands rating pleases Federal Government

The EU’s Fuel Quality Directive Committee (a group of experts) voted today on the contentious European Fuel Directive that ranked the carbon content of tar sands oil negatively in comparison with conventional oil.  Neither side gathered sufficient votes for approval or rejection of the Directive, so now the EU Council of Ministers must decide the issue.  Our Federal … Read more…

Carbon Offsets Market

“It is great to be here and to make a major announcement as part of the Government of Canada’s plan to combat climate change.” These are the words of introduction of a speech by Jim Prentice, then Minister of the Environment to the Economic Club on June 10, 2009.  In case the audience had not … Read more…