Note to readers: A somewhat different, shorter version of this post was published on March 31, 2022 by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) think tank. Your Rising Cost of Energy (and everything else) […]
Climate Porn: the Hottest Day on Record
Escape Your Bubble What you read on line about climate change is carefully targeted by social media algorithms and cookies to keep you in your ideological comfort zone. The TV news is […]
The Abortion Debate Needs More Thought and Less Emotion
By now the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, which overruled Roe, is common knowledge. But what these two decisions actually decided is often misunderstood or misrepresented. And the problems they are […]
My New Article in the ERQ
was published today, here: https://energyregulationquarterly.ca/articles/all-that-glitters-isnt-green-or-renewable#sthash.zpg3M3cw.dpbs
After Roe v Wade?
Introduction An extraordinary leak of a draft decision from the US Supreme Court strongly suggests that the majority of the court is leaning towards overruling its landmark precedent in Roe v Wade. […]
The Fraser Institute Published My Article on Canada’s Net Zero Law
This is a somewhat different, peer reviewed and more scholarly article than I posted here earlier. Here is a link to the publication: fraserinstitute.org
Elections in Canada: Are We Voting in a Parliamentary Democracy or an Elected Monarchy?
Introduction Pollsters tell us many Canadians are unhappy with their government. Not just the federal government, but governments at all levels. They report a sense of disappointment. Candidates over-promise and then after the […]
Is There a Legal Limit to the Disruption of Protests?
Introduction The 2019/2020 blockades of the Canadian railway lines by certain indigenous occupiers set the precedent for the 2022 truckers’ blockades of Ottawa, the Windsor-Detroit Ambassador Bridge and other trade-sensitive locations in […]
Why Canadians’ Civil Rights Aren’t Guaranteed By Our Charter of Rights
In early December 2021 Fatemeh Anvari, a Quebec Teacher, was removed from her Grade 3 classroom for wearing her hijab at work. (She wasn’t fired but assigned to other duties.) She was […]
My article today in the Energy Regulation Quarterly on Canada’s Net Zero Target Legislation
For those of you with an interest in climate change challenges and laws, here today’s publication, in the Energy Quarterly Review, of my critique of the Canadian law that set our CO2 […]