Author: Rick Maltese

HOW CAP AND TRADE IS SUPPOSED TO WORK

by Rick Maltese There are several greenhouse gas emission reduction systems that have been tried or recommended in recent years. Among them are Cap and Trade, that has a trading of emission allowances which amount to penalties or fines that become a form of dubious bartering to avoid loss of profits. The payments go to the government to spend how they please. Auctions are held periodically to keep the offenders on top of maintaining their commitments. Another type is the Carbon Fee and Dividend such as the approach being promoted by the Citizens Climate Lobby.  They essentially penalize the...

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SHAPING UP TO BE REAL ESTATE’S BEST YEAR EVER.

by Daryl King Daryl King  When I first ventured into the world of real estate back in the early 80’s, the average Canadian house sold for approximately $72,500 and the interest rate for a 5-year mortgage was about 21%. Agents used to keep all the listings in a closely guarded MLS book that they could not share outside the office; most offers were put together in-person. …people spend hours every day looking at properties online… Today, the market is changing on a daily basis. It used to be that it changed every 30 days, but now you have to...

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Paola Cortellesi Coming to Toronto

      We are ecstatic to have Paola Cortellesi join us for this year’s Festival! Paola’s “Mamma o Papà?” and “Qualcosa di Nuovo”  films showcase both her acting and writing abilities. She is gorgeous, talented, and adored by her fans – it’s hard to imagine another superstar more unassuming, unpretentious and gracious!Press Conference               Italian Cultural Institute        June 8th | 2:00pm Movie “Something New”     TIFF Bell Lightbox               June 8th | 7:00pm Opening Party                     QRC | Ricarda’s                  June 8th | 9:00pm Movie “Something New”      Cineplex Cinemas              June 9th | 6:15pm Movie “Mum or Dad?” *       Cineplex Cinemas              ...

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Darcys, to perform at Toronto’s coveted art party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2017 The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery announces partnership with WayHome Music & Arts for Power Ball XIX: Stereo Vision  Alternative pop-duo, Darcys, to perform at Toronto’s coveted art party Toronto, ON – The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery today announced WayHome Music & Arts as this year’s entertainment sponsor for Toronto’s most innovative art party, Power Ball XIX, presented by Max Mara, who will take over the east terrace for a pop-up festival experience June 1, 2017. Tickets to Power Ball are now available for purchase at powerball.thepowerplant.org. Framed by the lake on one end and views...

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Ecomodernism provides a way to nurse Earth back to good health.

By Rick Maltese Ecomodernists are also called ecopragmatists. They embrace the idea that many of the world’s worst problems can be solved with technology and human ingenuity. They recognize that much of the damage that has been done to the oceans, the air, the weather is caused by humans and that the tipping points leading to tragedies such as mass extinctions are happening already. Emergency measures need to take place. The truth is that everything is connected and such reality permits their philosophical outlook to embody a diverse range of topics from ocean acidity, genetically modified organisms, energy sources,...

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