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Replacing Gas Tax in a Mandated EV World

Replacing Gas Tax in a Mandated EV World

All levels of government in Canada collect around $20 billion in taxes on gasoline and diesel sales per year.  The present government in Ottawa hopes to ban the sale of internal combustion vehicles by 2035.  There are many practical reasons this will not happen but...

Higgs: Reality vs Ideology

Higgs: Reality vs Ideology

At age 69, Blaine Higgs is the oldest premier in New Brunswick’s history. Thankfully, the Progressive Conservative premier shows more wisdom on the energy transition than the Canadian prime minister almost two decades his junior. Higgs graduated from the University of...

Feds Gutting Canada’s Economic Well-being

Feds Gutting Canada’s Economic Well-being

Wildfires in Canada and unseasonably high temperatures in Europe are being blamed on climate change, escalating the perceived urgency to “do something” about carbon emissions. In Canada, it seems no volume of emissions is too small to worry about. B.C. taxpayers will...