Advice to US politicians: Don’t eat Arugala!

Economists tell us that a market price that truly reflects the costs of energy is the best way of making people economize in their use of electricity from fossil-fuel fired plants.   Yet a promise to lower the cost of electricity helped Andrea Horvath, the leader of the Provincial NDP party, do so well in the …

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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 …

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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 …

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Whitewashing the Tar Sands – Take 2!

In the eyes of many people the tar sands are “dirty”.  How do you change a public image like that? The Canadian Governments first attempt was the “ethical oil” campaign.  How can anything that is ethical be “dirty”?  ‘ But wait, there’s more PR that’s just arrived! The Federal and Alberta Governments have mandated a …

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Friday, January 26 – Wedding Reception all Toronto is invited!

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is pleased to announce the wedding of his Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, to Big Oil. The Matron of Honour is Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment.  Ezra Levant, the author of Ethical Oil, will receive the wedding vows.  Alykhan Velshi, the creative genius behind Ethicaloil.org, is the ring bearer.  Margaret …

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