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The energy forecast was fair in the 1950s, 60s and 70s when energy costs were low and declining.  Now the clouds are rolling in and Canadian society is stumbling in its efforts to transition to renewable energy.  A constructive national conversation is critical to our ability to navigate looming climate and energy transition challenges.  Media corporations have a responsibility to contribute to that conversation. 

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For more than a decade, the Productivity Commission (PC) has debunked the common myth that immigration can overcome population ageing.

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This article is a response to the calls from a fringe of ultra right corporate leaders and media corporations for not just endless growth but accelerated endless growth.  Based on printed currency demand side only economic theory, the “Advisory Council” managed to ignore fiscal balance, social welfare, Canadian interests, job quality, resource lifespans and environmental consequences in their simplistic plan to line their own pockets.  Below is a humourous look at what their plan and their mentality of everlasting technological salvation  involves if carried forward a few hundred years.

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