Category Archives: Other

Lawrence Solomon: Bicycles kill. How urban cycling policies made city streets more lethal

Giving bicycles a bigger share of the road has backfired on vehicle safety. Continue reading

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Interview with Lawrence Solomon on cycling

“So you used to be a bicycle advocate going back to the eighties …” Mark Towhey discusses Solomon’s controversial cycling article and his view that bicycles have become a harm instead of the benefit that they should be. Continue reading

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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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Food industry needs to control its salt shakers

(May 17, 2011) Re: Shake that Salt, Opinion, May 12 Continue reading

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Worst polluters still get breaks

(February 21, 2008) The B.C. government this week introduced what it hails as North America’s first carbon tax, but many will see it mostly as just another hike in the gas tax, and for good reason. The gas tax, rising to 7.24¢ per litre over four years, will do next to nothing apart from increasing the provincial take – Europe with its sky-high gas taxes and ever-increasing auto use demonstrates the ineffectiveness of gas taxes in curbing the car. Continue reading

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Get Ontario off the property-tax roller coaster

(May 6, 2006) Mike Harris was one of the greatest redistributionists in Ontario history. He left behind a self-perpetuating property-tax mess, and also the highest property-tax regime in the Western world. Now property owners have had enough and Harris’s Liberal successor, Dalton McGuinty, vows to clean it up. Continue reading

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Getting it Right

(March 1, 2006) Investigation into the transparency of the property assessment process and the integrity and efficiency of decision-making at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. Continue reading

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