Losing Confidence: Power, Politics, and the Crisis in Canadian Democracy

The tone of May’s warning will make staid Canadians who have faith in the tenets of peace, order and good governance mighty uncomfortable. Described as they are in quick succession from this slim text in May’s energetic prose, the threats to our political process are disturbing.

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Panel established to review proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project

Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Environment and Conservation Charlene Johnson, along with Dave Denine, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, announced today the establishment of a five-member Joint Review Panel for the proposed Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Generation Project, located near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador.

Clean energy looks lucrative: Study

Rising power prices, the need to build more electricity generation and serious concerns for the environment are creating huge investment opportunities in the clean-energy market, according to a report from Sprott Securities Inc. Read the full article…

Ontario offers cash for solar power

The Ontario government will pay homeowners and businesses to produce solar power that they can pump into the province’s electricity grid.

Clean-air group blasts nuclear proposal

TORONTO — An Ontario government agency that is forecasting electricity shortages and recommends spending billions on new nuclear stations has made questionable assumptions in producing its dire outlook, a major environmental group says.

Green group says nuclear cost underestimated

An environmental group says Ontario’s power authority has underestimated the costs and risks of the province going more nuclear. The Ontario Clean Air Alliance also says the authority has under-valued options such as renewable power and energy conservation.

Green retailer doubles its wind power commitment

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Canada’s largest outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, has renewed its commitment to the environment by making its Alberta stores 100% emissions free. This year, MEC has doubled its wind power purchase