The Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act: A Placebo Law? Note: A fuller, more detailed version of this post will be published in the December issue of the Energy Regulation Quarterly, available here. […]
COVID-19 and the Cabinet’s Emergency Powers.
March 21, 2020. Briefing by Prime Minister Trudeau, responding to a question: PM: “We have not removed from the table any options. We are looking at a broad array of measures that […]
The Last Straw and the Pipeline
Governments have often made decisions based on impulse rather than reason. A classic example is the fallacy of “the last straw” – the straw that broke the camel’s back. Similar impulsive decisions […]
It’s Your Decision…
The Prime Minister‘s real message was: “You can either do what I want or you can do what you want. The decision is yours.” The Prime Minister, while addressing the resignations of […]
The Prime Minister and the Attorney General.
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble…” Groucho Marx Introduction On February 7, the Globe and Mail reported: “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office attempted to press Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was […]
How To Amend C-69: Assess the Project, Not the Planet
C-69 is before the Senate for review. Here are my recommendations for amending C-69