5th May 2015

The Other Upside of a Price on Carbon

By: Murray McCaig, Managing Partner There has been a lot of negative commentary and analysis on Ontario’s recently announced carbon cap-and-trade proposal.  The summary would be (1) cap-and-trade programs are overly complex, open to ‘gaming’ of the system, and consequently no global jurisdiction has successfully implemented such a program; and (2) the program is not tax neutral in […]


2nd May 2015

Rand on Lang: A Series of Debates w/ Fraser Institute

(listed from latest to earliest) May 4 – On Tesla Energy’s new Powerwall energy storage solution. “Teaching old dogs new tricks” (starts @ 28:00) ——————- April 20 – On Environment Canada’s latest report that (no surprise!) we’ll miss our 2020 emissions targets. (starts @28:00) ——————- March 9 – On rail safety following yet another bitumen […]


15th April 2015

Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade (Globe & Mail Op-Ed)

Op-Ed by Managing Partner Tom Rand (Globe & Mail, April 14th) discussing emerging role of sub-national jurisdictions on Canadian climate policy. The Provinces get it: Carbon pricing can be simple and efficient More coverage: – on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today (Rand starts 18:20) – on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning with Matt Galloway   (Full text […]


24th March 2015

All Great Parties Come to and End …

Published in The Embassy and the Hill Times. Full pdf here: All great parties come t…oreign Policy Newspaper Original text follows: The fossil fuel party has been great. Plentiful, low-cost hydrocarbons pulled humans out of the muck and into the 21st century. For many Canadians, life is grand – we fly on vacation, drink wine from […]


11th March 2015

“Five Big Ideas” Canada2020

Rand spoke recently at Canada2020’s Five Big Ideas event in Ottawa; speak to ways we might break our paralysis on climate change, the talk covers psychology, markets, finance and economics. Yes, in 15 minutes. Five speakers, with a TED-style 15 minute time for each. Canada2020 is one of Canada’s leading progressive policy think-tanks.   5 […]