Ontario has credible plan
emission reduction targets.
(a united nations’ report this week said canada is failing to meet the emission cuts Trudeau agreed to in the 2015 paris climate accord.)
but it doesn’t matter if ontario reaches those targets, which are only achievable because the previous liberal provincial government — at horrendous public expense — eliminated the use of coal to generate electricity.
and it wouldn’t matter if Trudeau met canada’s targets, which he won’t.
First, ontario’s emissions are only 0.4 per cent of global emissions and canada’s, 1.6 per cent. We’re bit players and while canada’s emissions have dropped slightly in recent years, global emissions are still rising.
second, the un now says to avert catastrophic global warming, canada and the rest of the world will have to do three to five times as much to reduce emissions as they agreed to in the paris accord in 2015.
That’s impossible — although that doesn’t mean we don’t address climate issues.
but the real story here is the climate debate is no longer about the environment. it’s about money — who’s going to pay for this new tax Trudeau is imposing on industrial emissions?
and we already know who that will be — us.
some canadians detest going to the grocery store while enjoy discovering new products or new flavours. but most canadians would agree on one thing. Waiting in line to pay for your items is the single most frustrating part of grocery shopping,
For decades, the most mismanaged part of the grocery experience has always been leaving the store.
To avoid getting stuck in line waiting to pay for their items, canadians will opt for the often dysfunctional selfcheckout machines. poorly designed self-checkout lanes have been a source of frustration ever since the technology first appeared in canadian stores in 2000. something always goes wrong, which then requires an employee with a portable scanner to come to the rescue. The experience is, most often, embarrassing and annoying. but, despite all the flaws, canadians still are using self-checkouts. according to a recent survey by dalhousie university, 66 per cent of us have used selfcheckout lanes at some point, and 11 per cent use them consistently.
grocers have had a love-hate relationship with technology for decades. most feel technology gets in the way of connecting with customers inside the store. it has long been believed that the only way to build customer loyalty and increase foot traffic is to interact with visiting customers, as much possible. but the time pressures of our modern lifestyle and our constant quest for convenience have not only forced grocers to think