Author Archives: Lawrence Solomon

About Lawrence Solomon

Lawrence Solomon is one of Canada's leading environmentalists. His book, The Conserver Solution (Doubleday) popularized the Conserver Society concept in the late 1970s and became the manual for those interested in incorporating environmental factors into economic life. An advisor to President Jimmy Carter's Task Force on the Global Environment (the Global 2000 Report) in the late 1970's, he has since been at the forefront of movements to reform foreign aid, stop nuclear power expansion and adopt toll roads. Mr. Solomon is a founder and managing director of Energy Probe Research Foundation and the executive director of its Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute divisions. He has been a columnist for The Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the editor and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine, and the author or co-author of seven books, most recently The Deniers, a #1 environmental best-seller in both Canada and the U.S. .

Lawrence Solomon: How cities made a huge mistake in promoting cycling

Cycling lanes consume more space than they free up, add to pollution and drain the public purse. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: To solve Canada’s social housing problem, we should look to Britain’s privatization schemes

Theresa May has unveiled a build-rent-buy program that in one stroke promises to boost home construction, house the needy, and incentivize them to become homeowners. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Who’s to blame for Toronto’s crazy real estate market? Surprise! It’s politicians

(March 16, 2017) Eliminate discrimination against tenants and the housing bubble would quickly disappear. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Housing shortage? What housing shortage?

Politicians could put to bed the lament of high housing costs by restoring freedom and common sense. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Europe is planning to deport hundreds of thousands of Muslims

Canada has been coming perilously close to repeating Europe’s errors. Continue reading

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