Perils of Populism

The Ontario PC party released the results of its membership vote on a wide range of policy initiatives yesterday in advance of the party’s policy convention tomorrow. On topics that would influence Ontario’s electricity future, the results emphasize (in case anyone doubted) profound dissatisfaction within the PC base about the electricity situation but also expose …

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Compensation Pain (podcast)

One of the general themes of this website is to document how public policy debates over energy in Ontario don’t obviously display the collective wisdom to correctly identify even short-run cause and effect relationships. One example of this deficiency relates to labour compensation rates in the utility sector. Is executive compensation at OPG and Hydro …

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Ontario Electricity Regulation Crisis Report Part 58: Counting Down to Tony’s Payday Report

With only a few days are left, the big questions remain unanswered. Will his 2012 pay break through the psychological barrier of $852,000 set in 2011? Is the once-unimaginable million dollar compensation level within sight for Canada’s reigning champion of municipal employee compensation? With Toronto Hydro’s Annual Information Form for 2012 to be posted on SEDAR before the close …

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