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    Highlights from the AMRC conference

    February 18, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’m back from the AMRC conference and want to share a few thoughts and observations. There’s no particular order to these, so forgive me if this comes across as a bit “stream of consciousness.” I arrived late on the Wednesday

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    The AMRC conference

    February 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I’ll be spending most of the rest of this week attending the annual conference and AGM of the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) in Hockley Valley, Ontario. When I can get my laptop online I’ll post a report here,

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    The Islamic cartoon issue

    February 13, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Well, I just finished signing off on the final set of magazine proofs for our upcoming February/March edition, which will be out in a few weeks. I’m cooling my heels today and preparing for the AMRC conference later this week

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    The problem with "Environmental" groups

    February 10, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today’s National Post features a wonderful article by one of my favorite writers, Lawrence Solomon, on the topic of supposed wilderness protection in B.C. (As a convenience, I have pasted the whole article below.) I’ve followed GreenPeace’s campaign for years

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    Quebec's sad SAQ

    February 10, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Some of you might start to think of this space as the LCBO/SAQ bashing corner, and my apologies if recent posts have been a bit monothematic in that regard, but I just can’t avoid the unfolding story of what’s happening

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    The LCBO affair

    February 7, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today’s National Post expands upon a segment of Monday evening’s six o’clock news program on Global TV about a fired LCBO accountant who has launched a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Ontario wine and beer crown corporation, alleging millions of

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    Industry lobbying New Brunswick over fees

    February 7, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As noted in our news section today, an industry lobby is asking New Brunswick’s environment minister to alter Bill 15’s new product stewardship legislation that, as drafted, would prohibit separate stewardship fees from being shown to consumers and, in effect,

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    Truth coming out about LCBO

    February 6, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    Today is an important media day for anyone who, like me, hates the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). There are two reasons. First, the National Post ran a column today on its op-ed page by journalist and consumer affairs

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    Judging Ontario's environment minister

    February 3, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    There are various yardsticks for measuring the success or failure of a government, or specifically a minister and his or her staff. I’ve been watching Ontario Environment Minister Laurel Broten for some time now, and have suspended judgement. There hasn’t

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    If you read nothing else today…

    February 3, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    If you read nothing else today, read Usman Valiante’s blog entry (under Contributor’s Blog on this website) analyzing the Quebec environment minister’s reaction to (and standing up to) Coca Cola’s unilateral move to withdraw the voluntary deposit-refund on its non-carbonated