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FAO says cancelling cap and trade means a $3 billion loss for Ontario

The excellent report by the Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) Peter Weltman, Cap and Trade: A Financial Review of the Decision to Cancel the Cap and Trade Program, shows that cancelling this program will cost Ontario ...

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Reducing the climate impacts of anaesthetics

Today is World Anaesthesia Day, which commemorates the first time that the use of ether anesthesia for surgery was publicly and successfully demonstrated in 1846. If you have ever had surgery, you were likely very grateful ...

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