An electricity rate freeze matters and so does the way a government minister tries to proclaim it.
Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston NDP MLA and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, discovered this recently in the BC Legislature.
There were likely more people on the floor of the legislature listening to it than watching it live on television, but there was an interesting exchange at the legislature last week.
Energy Minister Michelle Mungall was being grilled by her opposition critic, B.C. Liberal MLA Tracy Redies.
Because Canada’s public health-care funding model doesn’t account for interprovincial migration, the movement of seniors from province to province can materially impact provincial budgets, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
“First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. … I’m guided by a signal in the heavens, I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”
-- Leonard Cohen, First we take Manhattan
As many countries move away from big hydro projects, B.C.’s government must decide whether to continue work on the Site C dam. The controversial megaproject would flood a 100-kilometre stretch of the Peace River Valley and provide enough power for the equivalent of about 500,000 homes.
By BEN PARFITT
Last year, more natural gas was produced in British Columbia than at any point in the past 10 years.
Even without the much-hyped liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, natural gas production in BC jumped 70 per cent over the past decade.
How fortunate we are to have so much snow so early in the season. Rosslanders, being the avid out doors people that we are, were out in droves, cross-country skiing, touring, and snow shoeing.
It seems odd that a major U.S. government climate report released November 3rd didn’t receive more media attention. But then, the main thing newsworthy about the Climate Science Special Report is that it was released at all, apparently without political interference.
When it comes to measures seriously addressing climate change, Canadians have pretty low expectations. They know that oil companies have the ear of both Bay Street political parties. Just last week, for example, the auditor general went public, exposing the Trudeau government’s refusal to provide the information he needs to determine the level of subsidies we provide to the industry.