Current Scandals

Tories opt to keep Scheer as leader until successor chosen despite private school controversy

Conservative caucus members confirmed that Andrew Scheer will remain as party leader until a successor is chosen in a hastily-called caucus meeting on Thursday evening.  Tom Kmiec, the party’s national caucus chair, exited the 45-minute meeting to tell reporters that Conservative MPs unanimously ...

Scheer's departure means social conservatism is on the defensive

Karl Nerenberg It should come as little surprise to anyone who has been paying even passing attention that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer decided to resign.  From the minute the results of October's election became official, Conservative party insiders and activists started treating Scheer as ...

Major decisions at NATO conference overshadowed by leaders' gossip

December 11, 2019 Major decisions at NATO conference overshadowed by leaders' gossip For the first time ever, NATO has acknowledged outer space as what it calls the "fifth domain" of warfare. The other warfare domains are land, air, sea and cyberspace. ...

Major decisions at NATO conference overshadowed by leaders' gossip

Karl Nerenberg Something big and important happened at the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) conference in London and, no, it was NOT Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, French President Macron, Princess Anne and British Prime Minister Johnson caught gossiping about U.S. President Tru ...

Why Flexible Gas Generation Must Be Part of Deep Decarbonization

Thanks to generous feed-in tariffs and other incentives, Germany’s wind and solar installations have soared over the past two decades to the point that renewables could cover half of the country’s electricity demand. But given technology and market conditions, a substantial portion of renewabl ...

Ottawa not doing enough to guard against money laundering at racetracks: Ontario Auditor General

TORONTO—The federal government is lacking safeguards against money laundering in Ontario’s horse racing industry, the province’s auditor general has found. “For a sector that is vulnerable to money laundering, the horse racing industry in Canada is not accountable to any regulatory body to m ...

Oil Town building carbon neutral community powered by 100% renewables

Given that Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg has shone a harsh light on air travel, there’s a certain cosmic elegance in the City of Edmonton’s ambitious plans for a 536-acre decommissioned airport site, just minutes from the downtown. Construction crews last year began working on the first p ...

Introducing Climategate @ 10

Read time: 2 mins On November 19, 2009, an unknown hacker published a cache of emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. It was meant to be the hack that brought down climate science. But it made the research — and researchers — stronger than ever. 10 years on, this ...

Where Are the Ring-Leaders of the Manufactured Climategate Scandal Now?

Read time: 12 mins Ten years ago, leading climate scientists at the University of East Anglia had a mass of email correspondence stolen from their computers and broadcast around the world, in what became known as ‘Climategate’. Climate science deniers pounced on the leaked emails as supposed ...

Here Are 3 Climategate Myths That Have Not Aged Well

Read time: 7 mins Excessive media coverage of an email hacking tilted the outcome of a critically important event against the victims of the crime. Sound familiar? In 2016, it happened to the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. That was déjà vu for clima ...