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  • BLOG: Canadian election is a win for carbon pricing

    These election results are a resounding endorsement of carbon pricing in Canada. Of the popular vote, 65.6% of Canadians voted for parties that support carbon pricing. Of 338 seats in the House of Commons, 67% of them (227 seats) were secured by pro-carbon pricing politicians. “Environment leaders say the federal election result should be a signal from Canadians that climate change should no longer be fodder for partisan bickering,” Canada’s National Post reported.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • Media Release: Majority of Canadians Vote For Carbon Pricing

    Of the popular vote, 65.6% of Canadians voted for parties that support carbon pricing. Of 338 seats in the House of Commons, 67% of them (227 seats) were secured by pro carbon pricing politicians. The seat breakdown was as follows: Liberals 157, Bloc Québécois, 32; New Democrats 24; Greens 3; Independent 1 and Conservatives 121. Of concern is that Canada appears to be a country that is divided. All of the parliamentary seats in our oil and gas country, Saskatchewan, and Alberta were won by the Conservative Party.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • Laser Talk: Tracking Canada’s Climate Action (2008 – 2019)

    When you objectively look at the facts you can see clearly that Canada has made significant progress in the past four years in combatting climate change. It is not perfect but please note from 2008-2016 we ranked at the very bottom on climate action – now we are middle of the pack.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • MEDIA RELEASE: Climate Action Counts in Election 2019 and the Youth and the World Are Watching

    In conclusion, on Election Day 2019, Monday, October 21, 2019, Canadians will have to choose between candidates whose parties offer strong ambition but lack realistic implementation strategies; realistic policies with less ambition; or weak policies that match a lack of ambition. Superimposed on that will be the complexities of casting of a first-past-the-post ballot in a country with multiple political parties.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • Laser Talk: Carbon Pricing and the Cost of Gas

    For a family driving a car with a moderate mileage of 10 L/100 km (23 mpg), the increased cost of gas from carbon pricing is $3 for a single 60 L fill up, or less than $100 per year in 2019, assuming a typical 20,000 km (12,400 miles) of driving per year.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada