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Angry nationalism, Europe and the Brexit referendum

The Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon visits Peterborough in Britain and Styria, Austria to find that a dislike of the other and a desire to return to an imagined version of the past and avoid a fervidly imagined future are driving citizens in both places towards populist, right-wing politics.

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Carbon taxes are not sales taxes

University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe, writing at Macleans.ca, tries to disabuse people of the notion that a carbon tax is a “back-door PST.”

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Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere, Simpson argues

Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson argues that while governments such as Ontario’s are making a big bet on renewable sources of energy, the reality is that oil and other fossil fuels are likely to remain dominant for decades.

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