Donald and the “Trumpettes”

Donald and the “Trumpettes”

Give President-elect Donald Trump credit for his ability to dismiss issues that he regards as unimportant using simple language. Voters accept his summary as this relieves them of the need to have a deeper understanding of these issues. Politicians who are on the same side of an issue expand on or synchronize their conclusions with … Read more…

The Difficulties of putting a price on carbon

The Difficulties of putting a price on carbon

For some time now climate change groups have been criticising high level conferences that set out to limit carbon emissions but accomplish relatively little beyond grand words and some grand gestures. A week ago our Federal Government met with the Provinces and Territories to consider a price on carbon. The parties did not agree on … Read more…

Stealing an election!

Stealing an election!

Saturday’s Globe and Mail editorial confirms what we know: the Conservative’s election strategy is to avoid any commitment to putting a price on carbon. Stephen Harper attacks the other parties for what he claims is their support of a carbon tax.  To quote his comments in the last leaders’ debate: “A carbon tax is not … Read more…

Ontario’s commitment to a price on Carbon

Ontario’s commitment to a price on Carbon

The Ontario Government is now weighing responses received from its public consultation on climate change. There will be many developments in both law and policy as a result of this consultation. One development is certain:  Ontario will establish a price on carbon as a mechanism to reduce Green House Gas emissions in the Province.  Ontario … Read more…