Author: Matthew Corbeil

Matthew Corbeil is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Wall Street Can’t Fix the Environment – and Neither Can Bay Street

    On December 16, 2019, a few dozen members of Canada’s business, academic and government elite met in Toronto at the invitation of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). They were there to officially launch the Energy Future Forum (EFF), “a new pan-Canadian initiative to develop policy answers that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the … Keep reading »

  • Ontario’s Resource Revenue Sharing Agreements

    A Step Toward Reconciliation? Announced last spring, Ontario’s new resource revenue sharing (RRS) agreements with three northern First Nations councils are set to come into effect this fall. The agreements were marketed with lofty rhetoric. The government press release described them as “an historic step on Ontario’s journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.” The … Keep reading »

  • The State of Mining Today

    Presentations by Judith Marshall, Matthew Corbeil and Joan Kuyek about the mining disasters at Mt. Polley, Canada and at Mariana, Brazil. Watch video »

  • Why We Shouldn’t Pay $1-Billion for the Ring of Fire

    Hyped as “Northern Ontario’s oil sands,” the Ring of Fire mineral deposit is inching closer to development. Noront Resources, which now holds 75 per cent of the active mining claims in the area 400 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, has recently announced plans to begin mine construction in 2018. Developing North America’s largest chromite deposit, … Keep reading »