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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Canada adopts carbon fee and dividend to rein in climate change

    Trudeau said, “It is free to pollute, so we have too much pollution.” He presented the solution simply too, saying, “Starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada. We are going to place a price on the pollution that causes climate change from coast to coast to coast. We’re also going to help Canadians adjust to this new reality.”

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  • LASER TALK: Pembina Simulator Finds Pricing Pollution Core Component of Cost-Effective Climate Plan

    The take-home message in working with the Pembina policy simulator is that, in agreement with the consensus of climate change economists, carbon pricing is an essential core component of a cost-effective climate plan.

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  • LASER TALK: Balancing the Budget, the Climate Crisis and Social Concerns

    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 woefully inadequate (3). Ideally we need a carbon price of at least $150.00 tonne by 2030 (4). However, forty eight percent of Canadians are within $200 each month of not being able to make their bills (5). Clearly, we need to need carbon pricing to be revenue neutral.

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Clarion Calls for Carbon Pricing from the IPCC and Nobel Committee

     The blockbuster IPCC report notes “A price on carbon is central to prompt mitigation”. A second clarion call also rung out: the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to William Norhaus, the father of climate economics. His research shows that the most efficient remedy for problems caused by greenhouse gas emissions is a global scheme of carbon taxes uniformly imposed on all countries.

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Parachutes for the Planet coming to Parliament Hill on October 15

    Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada (CCL) will be displaying over thirty Parachutes for the Planet from across Canada on Parliament Hill on Monday, October 15, 2018 from noon to 5 pm. During the same time as the display, over 50 citizen lobbyists from Halifax to Vancouver are meeting with MPs following CCL’s National Conference the weekend before. CCL volunteers have been lobbying for a liveable world since 2010 in Canada.

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