Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding
Government Funding

Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding

On June 7, Ontario voters ushered in a new Conservative majority government to be led by Doug Ford. The incoming Premier won 40% of the popular vote and 76 seats overall, signaling a big change in provincial government. Having already appointed a Chief of Staff and assembled a transition team, it’s expected Ford’s cabinet will…

Carbon Capture and Storage: The Quest to Reduce Atmospheric Emissions
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Carbon Capture and Storage: The Quest to Reduce Atmospheric Emissions

When the Government of Canada signed the United Nations’ (UN) Paris agreement earlier this year, they joined a global partnership of countries dedicated to reducing atmospheric greenhouse gasses (GHG). Their goal was ambitious – reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. Since signing this agreement, the Government of Canada have made several investments into clean,…

An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential
Business Strategy

An Increasingly Convenient Truth: Climate Change’s Business Potential

In 2016, Canada’s Liberal Party placed a tremendous focus on environmental and economic issues. This is clearly evidenced in their Real Change program, which contrasts the strategic differences between them and the previously elected Conservative Party. Publications on Canada’s clean technology (cleantech) sector note that Canada lost between 41-71% of its market share globally since…

What is the Ontario Cap and Trade Program?
Business Strategy

What is the Ontario Cap and Trade Program?

With cap and trade programs making an increasing appearance in news headlines, Ontario businesses should be aware of the carbon tax regulations that are coming into effect. Ontario’s Cap and Trade regulation went into force on July 1, 2016 and will officially launch on January 1, 2017, which businesses should look at closely, as energy-based…

What Canadian Businesses Need to Know About Carbon Taxes & Cap and Trade Policies
Business Strategy

What Canadian Businesses Need to Know About Carbon Taxes & Cap and Trade Policies

Provinces and territories are working with the Canadian government to develop a low-carbon economy. The federal government’s current strategy is to let provinces develop a plan for how they will achieve individualized carbon-reduction goals. This regional approach, as opposed to a ‘one size fits all’ model helps provinces develop a tailored plan that respects industries…