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Listen to A Lively Interview WITH Progress Alberta with Duncan kinney and Gordon Laxer - 16 Dec 2021

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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

  • [Video] A Just Energy Transition: A Winnipeg Community Forum with Gordon Laxer, June 2, 2016 - Sponsored by Transition Winnipeg, Manitoba Energy Justice Coaltion, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives



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

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


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


  • [Op-Ed] 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)


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


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


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


  • [Op-Ed] Alberta Fossil Fuel Belt or Green Power House (Gordon Laxer, Parkland Institute, 2015)


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


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

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

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













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


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

[Op-Ed] It's time to nationalize the tar sands (Martin Lukacs,The Tyee, 2014)




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


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


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


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




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


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


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



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


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

[Op-Ed] National Energy Strategy a Fraud (Gordon Laxer, Toronto Star, 2011)

[Video] Power down to a post-carbon future (Philosopher's Cafe)


[Video] Climate Change Conference (Green Party of Canada)



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




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


[Op-Ed - Energy security for Canadians] "It's Not Nice to Let Eastern Canadians Freeze in the Dark" (Gordon Laxer, Globe and Mail, 2008)


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


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




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


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

[Speech Transcript] On the Occasion of Receiving the Alberta Teachers Association Award (Edmonton, 2007)

[Video] Pan-Canadian Day of Action (Parkland Institute, 2007)



[Article - National Energy Strategy] Fueling Fortress America (Co-authored by Tony Clarke, Bruce Campbell, and Gordon Laxer, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2006)

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


[Op-Ed - NAFTA & mandatory proportional exporting] Co-authored by Diana Gibson. Gassy elephant in our living room (Gordon Laxer, Globe and Mail, 2006) *Note: the ariticle is behind the Globe and Mail's paywall




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




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

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