Insight

Ontario: Pull the plug on electricity policies

Ontario manufacturers are feeling the pinch from high electricity prices. But how high are the province’s industrial electricity rates relative to other jurisdictions? Ontario has the highest residential electricity costs of all Canadian provinces. Ontario electricity prices increased twice as ...

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Suzuki falsely accuses Canada of poor air quality

David Suzuki is misrepresenting Canada’s environmental record again. The environmental activist’s reflexive accusations reveal a poor understanding of the data. In a recent opinion piece, the longtime broadcaster, scientist and environmental activist tells Canadians that their nation is a world ...

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Charge smokers a deposit on filter tips

Filtered cigarette butts are a blight all over the city. Smokers are often and rightly castigated for irresponsible and polluting misbehaviour. Many smokers are oblivious to the nuisances they present in quenching their nicotine addictions. They flick away their butts ...

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You likely DON’T cause climate change

An eminent atmospheric scientist says that natural cycles may be largely responsible for climate changes seen in recent decades. In a new report published by the London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at ...

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Why the political turmoil?

I’m shocked by the polarization of the electorate. Actually, I’m shocked by people’s behaviour: the intolerance of different opinions; vicious name-calling; physical violence at political rallies; and people’s cars being vandalized because of their bumper stickers. No, I’m not writing ...

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Salvation in the ashes of daily newspapers

In November 2017 The Bulletin ceased production of its monthly tabloid printed newspaper due to falling ad sales despite rising readership numbers. It continues online at www.thebulletin.ca as the community newspaper of Downtown Toronto. Sometime in the not-too-distant future, the ...

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Do you benefit from an expanded CPP?

As recently as June 2016, the federal and provincial finance ministers agreed to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). It’s so recent, in government terms, that many of the details of benefit entitlements, costs and investment criteria still aren’t known.expanded ...

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