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Some voices sympathetic to Margaret Wente emerge

Terence Corcoran of the Financial Post and Emma Rose Teitel, national columnist with the Toronto Star, tried to offer counter-opinions to those who believe Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente is a serial plagiarist who should be fired.

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Notley finally honest about climate change plan

In a trip to Washington, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley made a statement about her climate-change plan that raised my eyebrows:

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Fri, April 29 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Notley finally honest about climate change plan

Why a carbon tax trumps cap-and-trade

Jeffrey Simpson of the Globe and Mail offers his opinion on while the carbon tax, reviled by conservatives, might be the best way to bend the burnable carbon demand curve.

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Reaction to latest Margaret Wente plagiarism allegations

Here’s a round-up of commentary about the latest plagiarism shitstorm surrounding Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente. Here is my post from Monday – Margaret Wente in plagiarism hot water again.

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Wed, April 27 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Reaction to latest Margaret Wente plagiarism allegations

The constitutional intricacies of regulating climate change in Canada

Allan Hutchinson, an Osgoode Hall law professor, points out some of the real constitutional law problems that Canada will have to deal with if it wishes to set actionable national climate change targets.

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Can the world economy grow in a low-carbon environment?

Globe and Mail columnist Konrad Yakabuski wonders if eliminating carbon from the economy will also mean squelching economic growth.

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Tue, April 26 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Can the world economy grow in a low-carbon environment?

Notley takes pipeline pitch to federal cabinet

Alberta’s Premier Rachel Notley took her desperate push for pipelines to the federal cabinet retreat in Kananaskis Country, but some question how much extra capacity is needed.

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Mon, April 25 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Notley takes pipeline pitch to federal cabinet

Margaret Wente in plagiarism hot water again

On Saturday, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente had a column published saying how The Great Global Greening is Happening Now. Unfortunately for Wente, Carole Wainio was one of its readers. She noticed some striking similarities between Wente’s writing and what appeared to be unattributed source material — as she did in 2012. As a […]

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Mon, April 25 2016 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Margaret Wente in plagiarism hot water again

Notley tries to sell pipelines as green-transition funders

In an interview with CBC Radio’s The House, Alberta’s NDP Premier Rachel Notley is trying to draw a perplexing link between pipelines and transitioning to greener energy infrastructure.

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Sat, April 23 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Notley tries to sell pipelines as green-transition funders

Columnist manages expectations for the Paris agreement

Eric Reguly said Friday’s signing of the Paris agreement on climate change was a political victory, but it was mainly ceremonial with respects to the actual task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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