Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Pushes the Conservation Con

In March 1993, one of the defining moments in Maurice Strong’s leadership period for Ontario Hydro occurred — Strong announced the shut down the utility’s energy conservation programs. He justified his initiative noting that conservation programs during the prevailing surplus of generating capacity would harm consumers already hurting from recent rate increases. At the time, …

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Open Letter to Dr. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Dr. Dianne Saxe Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Email: commissioner@eco.on.ca Dear Dr. Saxe, On Wednesday last week, you and I were guests on the radio show “Fight Back with Libby Znaimer” on the AM radio station CFZM Toronto. A podcast of that interview is available here.

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario: Green Poverty is Good

I debated Gord Miller once on Steve Paikin’s TV show when Miller argued that the fact that our trading partners are taking the Green Energy Act to the WTO proves that the GEA is a success. I was speechless at Miller’s lack of concern for those in Ontario who make their living meeting the needs …

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