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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Timid Budget Recipe for Climate Catastrophe

    The window to address the climate crisis is rapidly closing. The 2017 Budget pointed Canada in the right direction but the 2018 Budget is timid and does little to bend Canada’s emissions curve. Recent polls should give this government courage to do more for climate action. Extending the rising carbon fee to 2030, eliminating fossil fuel subsidies and imposing border carbon adjustments will help ensure a strong, diverse and competitive economy inspiring other countries to take Canada’s lead

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • Laser Talk: Complementary Policies to Carbon Pricing

    Even when there appears to be a clear rationale for a complementary policy, however, it is only worth proceeding if the policy is well designed and cost-effective.  For example, the Ecofiscal analysis found electric vehicle (EV) subsidies in Quebec were costly and had little effect on demand, whereas regulated quotas for EV sales were much less costly and more effective.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • LASER TALK:  The conservative gap

    Could carbon fee and dividend help fill the conservative gap? Carbon fee and dividend is economically efficient which will appeal to the current voters and addresses climate change and thereby could fill the gap of those concerned about climate change, including younger voters.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • LASER TALKS: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    There is an urgent need to reconsider the fossil fuel industry’s economic value chain in light of climate change. Negative taxes are artificially incentivizing companies to sink costs into infrastructure with dubious prospects. The costs of orphaned wells, tailing ponds, climate disruptions, and other externalities will be borne by future taxpayers long after fossil fuels have ceased to generate wealth. Climate change is a game changer.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • CCL Canada Education Call – January 2018 – Dr. David Robinson

    We learned an important term: compensating variation. Simply, you do something bad to people then you do something good to them to put them back in the same place they were before with different prices. More specifically to taxes, you change the price with a tax and then you give them something back so that they are not worse off.  You compensate for the effect of the tax. In carbon fee and dividend, the dividend is the compensating variation.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada