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: 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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Lawrence Solomon: Subways, profitable subways

Politics have transformed once economic subways into an unaffordable public transit option. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: England’s sea change

Under devolution, socialism shrinks while England becomes a bastion of free enterprise. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: The new business battlefields

Anti-Israel boycotts, unlike other anti-corporate activism, are counterproductive as well as ineffectual. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: The UN’s refugee welfare racket

(August 21, 2014) In UNRWA’s books, a refugee can be just about anyone who wants to be one.

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