The Trudeau government says it wants to use its new infrastructure bank to pay for a “nation-building effort” to build clean electricity systems between provinces and territories. But the president of the Canadian Electricity Association says it’s not likely to translate into the decades-old dream of a pan-Canadian power grid. Sergio Marchi says the technological know-how to transmit electricity for vast distances across the country doesn’t yet exist. He says even if it did, it would be prohibitively expensive. Marchi says it’s more likely that the bank would finance connections between two electricity systems between provinces.
A high-profile political commentator and former White House policy adviser is set to speak in Toronto today about what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for the U.S. and its northern neighbour. Van Jones, a CNN political contributor, is set to delivery a keynote address in the city at an event organized by the Broadbent Institute. After the Republican’s win, Jones called the election results a “whitelash” against a changing country and, in part, against its current black president.
The Weather Network is predicting a cold and potentially stormy winter for much of the country. The network has issued its winter forecast and suggests it will be a “more traditional” Canadian winter. Chief meteorologist Chris Scott says the places that will be coldest compared to their average winter temperatures include Saskatchewan, Manitoba, most of Ontario and western Quebec.