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With or without Site C, the future of B.C. is electric

With or without Site C, the future of B.C. is electric

We’ve reached peak Site C. You can’t turn on the TV, open a newspaper or scroll through Twitter without hearing about B.C.’s multi-billion-dollar Site C mega-dam. And depending on the day...

It’s time Canada got serious about electric cars

It’s time Canada got serious about electric cars

Not long ago, electric cars were curiosities — auto show novelties, toys for the rich, outliers in oil-demand forecasts. But like the iPhone, Netflix and other history-bending innovations, electric...

Why rebates for electric cars work

Why rebates for electric cars work

Last month, Ottawa officially kicked off work on a national strategy for zero-emission cars. And this week, a thoughtful report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission said that offering incentives to...

As Trump quits Team Paris, a silver lining for Canada

As Trump quits Team Paris, a silver lining for Canada

After kicking the can down the road multiple times before making a decision, today U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris...

Why carbon pricing won't make Canada less competitive

Why carbon pricing won’t make Canada less competitive

Let’s start with a prediction: Any move Ottawa makes toward a price on carbon pollution will be greeted with a chorus of concerns about competitiveness. Expect to hear that companies will be at...

On climate, Trudeau is no Trump

On climate, Trudeau is no Trump

Even the very best get it wrong sometimes. That’s the only explanation we’ve got for a recent column from environmentalist Bill McKibben. In it, McKibben calls Justin Trudeau a “stunning...