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What’s Worth More: Your Time or the Planet?

A “time-as-money” mindset discourages environmental behaviour, UBC research finds. Continue reading

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ON Premier Dalton McGuinty rumoured for federal Liberal leadership

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty may be publicly dismissing any interest he may have in running for the federal Liberal top job, but sources close to the Premier told Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin last week that McGuinty has not ruled out the possibility of moving into federal politics once his third term as Ontario’s … Continue reading

New study indicates global warming could cost Canada billions

A new study from the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) is arguing that the effects of a warming world may cost Canada upwards of $5B by 2020, and will increase dramatically afterwards. The economic toll could rise anywhere between $21B and $43B annually by the 2050s. Paying the Price: The … Continue reading

Thinking about the universe in a post-shuttle world

Coming fast on the heels of Canada’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the official handing over control from Canadian to US armed forces is another milestone ending in Canadian – actually, world – history: the closing of the space shuttle program. Canada has played a significant role in outer space for a country of our small … Continue reading

Quebec to spend $2.1B on 25-year northern development plan

Quebec is betting that a once thriving mining industry north of the 49th parallel can be revived with a $2.1B investment over 25 years. To give you some scope on the plan, they are estimating it will generate over $80B in investment revenue over the course of the project, and create or consolidate over 20,000 … Continue reading

Separating Conservatisms

If an Ensight Canada focus group reading is to be believed, Canadians have handed Stephen Harper an economic conservative majority, but not – and it’s amazing Canadians think it works like this – a socially conservative majority. According to the CBC, “despite giving Harper a clear majority mandate, the voters in the focus groups don’t … Continue reading

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