Charged Up: The Benefits and Costs of Sourcing Energy – January 25th, 2019

Good morning subscribers!   The rise of renewable energy sources has been linked to a decrease in carbon emissions and an increase in jobs, which is good for economic growth and environmental sustainability. However, to ensure that the transition towards renewable energy sources is both effective and equitable there are many key considerations that must…

Protecting the Environment and Fighting Climate Change – December 7th, 2018

Good morning subscribers! The recent release of Ontario’s Environment Plan has sparked several conversations on environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, and land conservation. These issues are often complex since they involve various key factors that affect both Canada’s economy and the well-being of the population. Today’s Brief includes a variety of articles that reflect…

Ontario’s Environment Plan: An Abdication of Responsibility

By Megan Mattes On November 29th, 2018, Environment Minister Rod Phillips announced the Ontario government’s long-awaited Environment Plan. Not a climate plan, mind you – an Environment Plan. A weak substitute for the now-cancelled Cap and Trade Act, the new plan contains four sections: protecting air, lakes and rivers; addressing climate change; reducing litter and…

Pan-Canadian Perspectives: Intangible as air: Determining whether the federal government meets its climate change and emissions reductions goals

Editor’s Note: This week, the PPGR is publishing commentary articles from public policy and public administration students at universities across Canada. This Pan-Canadian Perspectives series is meant to highlight voices from coast to coast, addressing diverse issues of local and national importance. Our fourth article in this series is from Mavis Chan at Ryerson University,…