My hopeful op ed in the Toronto Star (Sep 13, 2020):

 

Muskoka’s image is that of the playground of the super-rich. Yet it has the 2nd lowest, per-capita income in Ontario. The op ed was written for permanent residents of Muskoka and those who want to visit it with a low environmental footprint. It has universal application for ways to connect big cities to nearby rural centres. 

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June 3, 2019 - Watch the Billion Dollar Buyout Video below

Op-Ed: Should Canada give up on NAFTA? Yes.

Gordon Laxer

Toronto Star

June 18, 2018

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Naomi Klein talks energy transition with Gordon Laxer (May 16th, 2016)

Gordon Laxer - Act or be Acted Upon - The Case for Phasing Out Alberta's Sands (2 Part video)

2015 - 2016

 

  • [Interview] Listen to Richard Heinberg and Gordon Laxer discuss energy and the environment: aired on The Global Research News Hour on CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg June 3, 2016

 

 

 

  • [Blog] Trudeau wants North American leaders summit to focus on trade and climate (Brent Patterson, March 12, 2016)

 

  • [Op-Ed] A secret continental climate strategy?(Gordon Laxer, Winnipeg Free Press, March 10, 2016)

 

  • [Radio Interview] Gordon Laxer interviewed by Michael Welch for CKUW, the University of Winnipeg radio station (March 5, 2016)

 

  • [Op-Ed] Can the Liberal government meet all of Canada's climate change promises?(David Hughes and Gordon Laxer,Edmonton Journal, March 3, 2016)

 

  • [Op-Ed] Energy East would facilitate oilsands expansion, and that's bad for climate change (Gordon Laxer, Montreal Gazette, January 31, 2016)

 

  • [Op-Ed] Canada shouldn't export its oil (Gordon Laxer, Winnipeg Free Press, January 25, 2016)

 

  • [Op-Ed] Canada doesn't need the Energy East pipeline to replace oil imports (Gordon Laxer, Rabble.ca, January 21, 2016)

  • [Book Review] After the Sands "A blueprint for Canada's Energy Policy" (Dr. John Ryan, Canadian Dimension, January 2016)

 

  • [Article] Energy East would facilitate oilsands expansion, and that's bad for climate change (Gordon Laxer, Montreal Gazette, January 2016)

 

  • [Article] Canada shouldn't export its oil (Gordon Laxer, Winnipeg Free Press, January 2016)

 

  • [Article] Canada doesn't need the Energy East pipeline to replace oil imports (Gordon Laxer, Rabble.ca, January 2016)

 

  • [Article] Canada remains part of the problem, not solution (Roger Annis, Counterpunch, January 2016)

 

  • [Book Review] After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians (Matthew Behrens, Quill & Quire, December 2015)

 

  • [Article] Alberta's plan guts efforts to cut greenhouse gases (Gordon Laxer, Winnipeg Free Press, December 10, 2015)

 

  • [Book Review] How to reach a future without fossil fuel 

    Book review: After the Sands: Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians (Cathryn Atkinson, Pique, December 3, 2015)

 

  • [Interview] Joseph Planta interviews Gordon Laxer about his new book, After the Sands (Joseph Planta, thecommentary.ca, November 19, 2015)

 

  • [Video] Gordon Laxer on Canada's Energy Security on Novus TV (Oct 2015)

 

  • [Radio] Alberta@noon (Monday October 26, 2015)

 

  • [Video] New Democratic Party Ends 43 Year Conservative Domination in Alberta (Gordon Laxer, The Real News Network, May 2015)

 

  • [Article] Ethics and Economics of the Sands (Gordon Laxer, Burlington Discussion Group, 2015)

 

  • [Article] Will the rich corner future energy? (Gordon Laxer, Parkland Institute, 2015)

 

  • [Article] It's time to nationalize the tar sands (Martin Lukacs,The Tyee, 2014)

 

  • [Article] Alberta's plan guts efforts to cut greenhouse gases (Gordon Laxer, Winnipeg Free Press, December 10, 2015)

 

  • [Article] It's time to quit the boom-bust roller coaster (Gordon Laxer, Globe and Mail, November 20, 2015)

 

  • [Article] Don't get roped into Clinton's climate pact (Gordon Laxer, Edmonton Journal, October 7, 2015)

 

  • [Article] Premiers blowing hot air on climate change (Gordon Laxer, Edmonton Journal, July 22, 2015)

  • [Article] Plan for a low-carbon Alberta (Gordon Laxer, Edmonton Journal, January 31, 2015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heinberg/Laxer Part 1 - CKUW
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Heinberg/Laxer Part 2 - CKUW
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2014

 

 

[Article - Low Carbon future] Left split over Alberta oilsands (Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star, 2014)

 

[Audio - Exiting NAFTA?] KDNK interview (Gordon Laxer, Valley Voices, 2014)

 

2013

 

[Article - Low Carbon future] Alberta's sands, staples, traps (Gordon Laxer, Progressive Economics Forum, 2013)

 

[Article - Pipelines] Energy East? (Gordon Laxer, Saint John Telegraph-Journal and Saint John's Telegram, 2013)

 

[Article - Pipelines] Pipelines won’t solve our problems (Gordon Laxer, Edmonton Journal, 2013)

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] Time to put the pieces in place (Elizabeth May, Policy Magazine, 2013)

 

[Article - Pipelines] Pipelines to the East? (Elizabeth May, Island Times, 2013)

 

2012

 

[Speech - Parkland Institute] Farewell to Parkland Speech (Gordon Laxer, 2012)

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] Harper must get fired up (Gordon Laxer, Edmonton Journal, 2012)

 

[Article - Pipelines] Quebec ‘Non’ looms (Gordon Laxer, Toronto Star, Edmonton Journal, 2012)

 

[Video - Low Carbon future] Dutch Disease Debate (Gordon Laxer, Parkland Institute, 2012)

 

[Article - Pipelines] All-party consensus forming (Council of Canadians, 2012)

 

2011

 

[Article - National Energy Strategy] National Energy Strategy a fraud (Gordon Laxer, Toronto Star, 2011)

 

[Article - National Energy Strategy] What in tar-nation? (Gordon Laxer, Toronto Star, 2011)

 

[Video - Low Carbon future] Powerdown to a post-carbon future (Gordon Laxer, Philosopher's Cafe, 2011)

 

[Course Outline - Low Carbon future] Transitioning off fossil fuels (Gordon Laxer, University of Alberta, 2011)

 

[Article - Superpower or satellite?] Canada’s oil ethics confused (Frances Russell, Winnipeg Free Press, 2011)

 

2010

 

[Video - Energy security for Canadians] Climate Change Conference (Gordon Laxer, Green Party, 2010)

 

[Presentation - Low Carbon future] Avoid the Fossil Fuel Trap (Gordon Laxer in conversation with Joseph Doucet, 2010)

 

2009

 

[Video - Superpower or satellite?] You, Me, and the SPP (Paul Manly, 2009)

 

[Article - Low Carbon future] Yesterday’s fuel, yesterday's deal (Gordon Laxer, Globe and Mail, 2009)

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] Oil’s not well in Canada (Frances Russell, Winnipeg Free Press, 2009)

 

[Article - Superpower or satellite?] Gas jockey to the U.S. (Frances Russell, Winnipeg Free Press, 2009)

 

2008

 

[Article - En français] Vers l'autonomie pétrolière (Louis-Gilles Francoeur, Le Devoir, 2008)

 

[Article - En français] Sécurité énergétique: Rabaska affaiblirait le Québec (Louis-Gilles Francoeur, Le Devoir, 2008)

 

[Article - En français] Le Québec pourrait manquer de pétrole (Louis-Gilles Francoeur, Le Devoir, 2008)

 

[Article - En français] Les partis d'opposition veulent doter le Québec d'une stratégie (Louis-Gilles Francoeur, Le Devoir, 2008)

 

[Article - En français] L'Alberta ne peut plus appliquer sa loi sur l'énergie (Louis-Gilles Francoeur, Le Devoir, 2008

 

[Article - En français] Le Canada, «colonie énergétique» des États-Unis (Louis-Gilles Francoeur, Le Devoir, 2008)

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] Strategic petroleum reserves (Gordon Laxer, Globe and Mail, 2008)

 

[Article - NAFTA & mandatory proportional exporting] Bitten by the deal that once fed us (Gordon Laxer, Globe and Mail, 2008)

 

[Video - Energy security for Canadians] Council of Canadians re SPP (Gordon Laxer, May 30, 2008)

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] Fantasyland will become nightmare (Frances Russell, Winnipeg Free Press, 2008)

 

[Transcript - Energy security for Canadians] The End of Fossil Fuels? An NDP Forum on Mitigating the Fossil Fuel Decline in Canada (Gordon Laxer, 2008)

 

[Video - Exiting NAFTA?] Barack Obama and renegotiating NAFTA (Gordon Laxer, Post Carbon Toronto, 2008)

 

[Video - Superpower or satellite?] Anti-SPP Rally (Gordon Laxer, Parkland Institute, February 21, 2008)

 

[Video - Superpower or satellite?] Let War Resisters Stay & Anti-SPP Rally (Gordon Laxer, 2008)

 

2007

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] Easterners could freeze in the dark (Gordon Laxer, Hill Times, 2007)

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] SPPs prospects are iffy (Gordon Laxer, Hill Times Supplement, 2007)

 

[Article - National Energy Strategy] Canada’s Energy Insecurity (Gordon Laxer, Toronto Star, 2007)

 

[Article - Energy security for Canadians] The plan to disappear Canada (Murray Dobbin, The Tyee, 2007)

 

[Article/Transcript - Energy security for Canadians] Mps storm out of meeting on energy (Kelly Patterson, Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette, 2007)

 

[Speech - Low Carbon future] Alberta Teacher's Association Award (Gordon Laxer's remarks on receiving the award, 2007)

 

[Video - Superpower or satellite?] Pan-Canadian Day of Action (Gordon Laxer, Parkland Institute, March 17, 2007)

2006

 

[Article - National Energy Strategy] Canada-first Energy Strategy needed (Gordon Laxer, Edmonton Journal, 2006)

 

[Article - NAFTA & mandatory proportional exporting] Gassy elephant in our living room (Gordon Laxer, Globe and Mail, 2006)

 

2005

 

[Article - Superpower or satellite?] Canada’s surrender monkeys (Frances Russell, Winnipeg Free Press, 2005)

 

2004

 

[Magazine - Parkland Institute] The Parkland Institute: Alberta’s Unofficial Opposition (Kristine Owram, Canadian Dimension, 2004)

 

2001

 

[Speech - Suppression of Democracy] The Criminalisation of Dissent and Fortress North America (Gordon Laxer, 2001)