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Ontario politics has been turned on its head, again. With less than four months until the general election, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party is leaderless, and would-be-leaders have already abandoned at least some of the commitments in the party’s election campaign platform. The commitment most quickly jettisoned was the plan to replace Ontario’s cap and trade…

VICTORIA — Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to B.C.’s 2018 budget: “Budgets are an opportunity to put your money where your mouth is, and the B.C. government has done just that with this provincial budget. Last week’s speech from the throne aspired to get B.C. back…

VICTORIA — Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement regarding electricity regulations and a just transition for workers: “The regulations announced today mark important progress in implementing the federal government’s commitment to cut carbon pollution, but equally important is recognizing that clean growth…

VICTORIA — Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to British Columbia’s throne speech: “If there was one line that stood out for me today, it was the one about getting B.C. back on track. It’s true: this province was once a climate leader. We introduced Canada’s first…

TORONTO — Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, responded today to the Ontario government’s newly launched Cleantech Strategy. “Ontario’s Cleantech Strategy recognizes that it’s not just our environment changing but our economy too. The growing global market for low-carbon goods and services is now worth $5.8 trillion, and today’s announcement will give…

With the prospect of building LNG facilities in B.C. back in the headlines, British Columbians are once again confronted with the question of whether or how LNG should proceed — and the climate change implications. Premier John Horgan’s visit to a number of Asian countries with potential interest in buying LNG from B.C. sparked a…

The headlines today are full of stories on the North American Free Trade Agreement, and rightly so. But while NAFTA rules the front pages, other economic policies in Canada are taking shape in the background. In December, the government of Canada quietly rolled out its Greening Government Strategy, a plan to reduce harmful carbon pollution from…

VICTORIA—Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s release of draft legislative proposals for the federal carbon pricing system: “The federal government has laid out a comprehensive approach to ensuring carbon pollution is priced across Canada, while also protecting industrial competitiveness. “This legislation means Canada…

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