The “bass-ackward” state of energy transition in Canada

The “bass-ackward” state of energy transition in CanadaUntil politicians get out of the driver’s seat, we will never get energy transition right You’ve heard about getting things “bass-ackward”? That self-explanatory term pretty much describes the state of energy transition in Canada. That also means there’s no way Canada’s oil and gas sector, to channel prominent business thinker Jim Collins, is going from…

Albertans should just say no to Just Transition

Albertans should just say no to Just TransitionThe salary value of the jobs under threat is worth about $219 billion annually When the federal government writes down its plans for Alberta, we should take a close look. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Just Transition plan could have a deep impact on Alberta’s energy, farming, construction and trucking. Details are murky, but based on…

The ‘Just Transition’ deadly for the West

The ‘Just Transition’ deadly for the WestTrudeau using Alberta as a whipping post to rile his woke base before an election Imagine being told that, despite your happiness in your current home, you need to move into a new type of house, full of untried, unsustainable technology. That’s the Just Transition. Whatever you call it, the federal government’s plan to hollow…

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwed

If we don’t get energy transition right, we’re screwedBut politicians are fiddling while Canada combusts Have you heard about Canada’s unjust energy transition? Better pay attention: it’s unfolding before your very eyes. The unjust transition will cost people jobs, create new and more insidious types of energy poverty, and accelerate negative environmental impact – the very opposite effects of what the putative notion…

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…

Canada is more socialist than Scandinavian countries

Canada is more socialist than Scandinavian countriesUnlike those in Canada, Nordic ‘progressive’ voters are neither anti-business nor anti-capitalist Proponents of evermore expensive government social programs often point to other nations, usually in Scandinavia, as places Canada should emulate. These advocates call those nations, erroneously, Socialist or Social Democratic. However, they are not. It is important to recognize the difference between a…

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023

Trudeau’s five tax hikes will harm the middle class in 2023Canadians are paying too much tax because the government wastes too much money Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to govern for “the middle class and those working hard to join it.” Canadians can be forgiven if we feel he’s forgotten that promise. Whether it’s the nurse working at the hospital, the mom who commutes to…

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…

More needs to be done to contain governor general’s extravagance

More needs to be done to contain governor general’s extravaganceTaxpayers aren’t unlimited pools of cash In a rare show of unity, members of Parliament from all parties are angrily demanding answers about sky-high expenses racked up by Governor General Mary Simon and her team. Curiously, Rideau Hall’s rebuttal is essentially that the expenses are “not very extravagant.” [Emphasis added]. MPs haven’t bought that line…
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