An election year opinion poll.

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In a recent poll by Nanos Research, a majority of Canadians ranked Canada’s performance in reducing GHG emissions as “poor” or “very poor”.  And a large majority want the Federal Government to take the lead in crafting tax policies that will cut emissions. But when it came to the question what form these taxes might … Read more…

Support for a Carbon Tax

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The  2008 election rejected the Liberal party that campaigned on the promise to levy a carbon tax that would reduce Canada’s carbon footprint.   Since then Carbon Tax has been below the political radar, but  a short while ago 4RG sensed that the subject was ready for polite society.   Our blog pointed out developments in the … Read more…

Our Federal Government:  Wayne Gretsky in reverse

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Most Canadians know Number 99’s famous one-liner: “I SKATE TO WHERE THE PUCK IS GOING TO BE, NOT WHERE IT HAS BEEN!” Why quote our famous Wayne in a climate change blog?  To emphasize the wrong-headedness of our Federal Government that is doing everything it can to increase and market Canada’s production of fossil fuels.  … Read more…

A misguided policy

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The Canadian Government has used a number of catch phrases to legitimize its support of fossil fuels.  The Government described its environmental monitoring and regulation of the tar sands as “world-class”, also referring to Canada in this context as “a world leader”.  Although the international community recognized these words as meaningless hype, many Canadians were … Read more…

Climate Change: Key to Canada’s 2015 Federal Election

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Our last blog, A Ray of Hope, suggested that the Federal Government might become active on renewable energy after two years of indifference.   What is the basis for this optimism? First, the Ontario Liberals, who have been very active in promoting renewable energy, now have a comfortable four-year mandate.  The Ontario Minister of the Environment … Read more…

A must read!

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In 2012 an enterprising Website ranked Canadian columnists who commented on climate change. Jeffrey Simpson walked away with the Project Beaver Award as the best!. 4RG has commented on numerous Simpson columns.  In our view he has continued to be the most balanced, most insightful and most persistent commentator on the subject. Read his recent … Read more…