Author Archives: Jay Shepherd

About Jay Shepherd

Jay Shepherd is a Toronto lawyer and writer. This site includes a series on energy issues, plus some random non-fiction on matters of interest. More important, it includes the Lives series, which bridge the gap between fiction and non-fiction, and now some short stories. Fiction is where I'm going, but not everything you want to say fits one form. I am not spending any time actively marketing what I write, but by all means feel free to share if you think others would enjoy reading this stuff.

Who Knew Freedom of Speech Would be So Complicated?

This article originally started with the sentence “I can’t remember the last time I agreed with Jeffrey Lord.”  That may no longer be true. It’s true that his conservative views are about as far away from my more liberal approach … Continue reading

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Energy #18 – How Bad is the OEB, Anyway?

The other day I was having a discussion with someone about a possible speaking engagement, and he said “You can always be relied on to give the OEB a few well-aimed kicks.” That gave me a little pause. There was, … Continue reading

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The “Lives” Series – Every Person is Interesting

Everyone has a backstory. Continue reading

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Energy #17 – Death Spiral

Ontario Power Generation is going to go bankrupt. No, I am not speaking metaphorically.  Just as its predecessor Ontario Hydro did in 1999, so too OPG will reach the point of insolvency when it is no longer a viable commercial … Continue reading

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Trump Redux: Us Against the Swamp

Here it comes, the triumph of good over evil.  Trump will fall.  There is unrestrained glee throughout the land (well, until they get a little more of Mike Pence, perhaps). So that’s it, right? Not so fast, you liberal tree-huggers. … Continue reading

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Lives #11 – A Potemkin Marriage

[This is the eleventh in a series of stories about interesting people I’ve known, called “Lives”.  I don’t know whether you would call it non-fiction, or fiction.  I’ve changed the names, and some of the details, so that the individuals … Continue reading

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Lives #10 – A Happy Life

A Happy Life Continue reading

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