May 24, 2017May 24, 2017Read more
Dr. Chris Ragan, the chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission says this about carbon pricing vs regulation, “Whenever people say, “We can’t have a carbon price that high!” try asking them, “Why can’t we have income taxes that low?” and then we added to that thought.
- May 11, 2017
March 1, 2017March 1, 2017Read more
There are already rumblings of a populist revolt over the cost of cap and trade in Ontario. As well, others have opposed revenue neutrality. They want the government to invest the revenue in various ways to help the transformation to a low-carbon economy. They ask, “where else…
January 11, 2017January 11, 2017Read more
Governments have the difficult yet doable task of balancing the budget, the climate crisis and social concerns. The Liberal Government is not on track to balancing our budget (1, 2). As well, despite signing the Paris Accord and having a national carbon pricing policy, Canada’s climate targets are still…
November 20, 2016November 20, 2016Read more
What can Canada do in the face of an incoming American administration with seemingly no interest in international arrangements to price carbon pollution?
A big purpose of a nationally rising carbon price is to send a market signal to invest in Canada’s clean tech sector, which in turn will help…
- October 5, 2016