Saskatchewan’s wasted energy (efficiency)

The Saskatchewan government often explains its approach to climate change policy as one of “balance,” concerned that any environmental regulations do not do undue harm to Saskatchewan’s economy. This of course has been the primary argument behind the government’s opposition to a federal carbon price, or what Premier Scott Moe…
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Five ways the Biden presidency could change Canadian climate policy for the better

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is an unabashedly moderate politician. During the Democratic Party primaries last year he often found himself on the defensive as more progressive candidates challenged his record and his priorities, including on climate change. Yet after securing his party’s nomination this spring en route to winning the…
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Why Doug Ford’s COVID-19 balancing act won’t save small business

Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s desire to keep small businesses afloat and the economy open through the pandemic–even as COVID-19 cases soar–is evident in his government’s budget. Unfortunately, there is a fatal flaw in Ford’s approach. It won’t work. In the spring, the first-wave lockdown in Ontario targeted those businesses where…
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