Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobs

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobsThe building trades, transportation, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing will all be affected A newly public federal document reveals that more than 2.7 million jobs across Canada can expect a “significant disruption” as a result of Ottawa’s Just Transition plan to reduce emissions.  Ironically, it comes at the same time as new analysis showing that world…

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gas

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gasIs Ottawa actually executing a master plan to shut down Canada’s oil and gas industry? Liberal climate policies and the future of Alberta’s oil and gas industry are again headline news thanks to recent remarks by Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Their remarks have provided multiple opportunities for Alberta Premier Danielle…

2022 the year net-zero fantasy ran smack into hard reality

2022 the year net-zero fantasy ran smack into hard realityThat doesn’t mean the net-zero zealots will toss in the towel, of course Last year my year-end column, Fossil-fuel follies, hypocrisy and ignorance plague us all, focused on the bizarre impacts of the Great March Greenward by net-zero zealots intent on replacing the 84 per cent of global energy supplied by fossil fuels with electricity…

Can we still trust media reports on environmental issues?

Can we still trust media reports on environmental issues?A recent one-sided article on Canadian forestry practices suggests the answer is no Can we still trust the Canadian media to properly report facts when it comes to controversial environmental issues? We cannot generalize for all media outlets and journalists, of course, but recent coverage of the impact of the forestry sector on climate change…

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxes

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxesProves that Ottawa’s carbon tax is all about politics, not the environment All provinces are equal. But one province is a little more equal in the eyes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Next year, taxpayers in every province will have to pay his government’s mandatory minimum carbon tax rate. Every province but one: Quebec. Quebec…

Putin’s War has dramatically changed the political landscape

Putin’s War has dramatically changed the political landscapeThe world can no longer afford to swim with the green tide In 2008, Britain’s parliamentarians passed the Climate Change Act (CCA), which committed Britain to achieving Net Zero by 2050. As The Economist put it, CCA “would mark the end of Britain’s contribution to global warming, notwithstanding ‘exported’ emissions resulting from products made abroad”.…

Let’s not kill small business in the name of ESG

Let’s not kill small business in the name of ESGThe last thing they need is another regulatory slap in the face To say small businesses in Canada have had a rough few years would be an understatement. Nearly one in five are currently at risk of closure. If regulators tack on extra costs from ESG (environmental, social, and governance) reporting criteria, it may be…

COP15 proposes an extremist planetary diet

COP15 proposes an extremist planetary dietThe state has no place in the kitchens of the nation COP15 on biodiversity has brought thousands of delegates to Montreal to address critical issues our planet is facing. Regarding food systems, delegates are discussing agroecology, food systems intensification, and fisheries in food security. One issue catching some people’s attention is diet and overconsumption. That’s…

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial sense

Stringent Net Zero policies make no financial senseMajor financial institutions are revisiting their commitment to curbing oil and gas investment In the past few months there have been some noteworthy developments for the global alliance known as GFANZ (Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero). GFANZ, founded by Mark Carney and Michael Bloomberg in the spring of last year and promoted at COP26,…
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