Lorraine Sommerfeld

We welcome back multi-award-winning journalist Lorraine Sommerfeld to the podcast. For readers in the Hamilton and Halton area, Lorraine may be most loved for her long-running Motherlode column in the Hamilton Spectator, but she is best known across Canada as an auto journalist who has worked for all of Canada’s three big national newspapers over he past two decades, and now writes for the National Post. But Lorraine is no stooge for the auto industry, nor is she someone who thinks all our problems will be solved by electric vehicles. She recently won an award for an article on the new dangers being brought to our roads by electric vehicles. Another article took on one of the universally believed truisms of modern life – that the gas companies are gouging us more at the pump every day.

Which leads us to the most profound question of all. How does an auto journalist who says Canadian gas is still cheap and what Canada needs most of all is fewer cars, not better ones, survive at the National Post?

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