Bc Carbon Tax

Feds Stand To Raise $280M From Alberta, B.C. Carbon Taxes

CP | Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics

Morneau spokesman calls it 'fun with numbers.'

Claim B.C. Will Pay Twice As Much For Carbon Has Some Baloney

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"It's not such a simple comparison.''

Carbon Taxes Falling Everywhere, Except In B.C.

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

After eight years of British Columbians paying and paying and paying, still no North American jurisdiction has followed B.C.'s lead and brought in a carbon tax. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now trying to force carbon pricing on the entire country, but several provinces are rightfully resisting.

B.C.'s Carbon Tax Needs A Hike: Businesses

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The tax is currently under a four-year freeze.

B.C. Politics Has A 'Dark Money' Problem

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Trade associations -- Many are known to donate generously to political parties, particularly when they want to curry favour. In the U.S. it's called "dark money," a way to spend big bucks on politics and remain relatively anonymous. It doesn't have the same bad rap in B.C. yet, but it's problematic.

Agreements Made In Paris Will Guide Our Climate Future

Rupert Potter | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Impact
Rupert Potter

The meeting is a key opportunity for international leaders to reach agreement on next steps: an agreement that should be ambitious, pushing us further along the path of emissions reductions; an agreement that is legally binding; and one which is supported by regular defined reviews to help tie us to our commitments.

B.C. Will Fail To Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets: Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"Christy Clark, rather than going triumphant to Paris as a climate leader, will be going as a climate failure."

Trudeau Talks Carbon Tax Realities

CBC | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Politics

While Justin Trudeau continues to extol the virtues of putting a price on carbon pollution, his Liberal Party's preferred mechanism for doing that m...

Wynne Won't Rule Out Carbon Tax

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne opened the door open Wednesday to a new tax to combat climate change, just months after saying a carbon tax was not p...

Carbon Tax Is Not a Solution for Ontario's Economy

Candice Malcolm | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Business
Candice Malcolm

Ontario has dug itself into a deep financial hole. The responsible thing to do is curb government spending to balance the books. But some analysts are suggesting that Ontario should raise taxes. McGill University's Dr. Christopher Ragan has even called for a carbon tax. This is a terrible idea. The last thing cash-strapped Ontario families can bear right now is a tax on everything.

B.C. Carbon Tax Doesn't Hurt Agricultural Sector: Study

James Glave | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
James Glave

Despite industry claims to the contrary, British Columbia's carbon tax has not hurt the province's agricultural sector, a new Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions study concludes. Further, the study suggests that the more than $25 million worth of competitive "relief" that the provincial government has granted the industry in recent years may not have been necessary.

Why the NDP is the Vehicle of the Stupid, Not Smart, Left

J.J. McCullough | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg More and more, it's appearing the provincial New Democrats simply possess no real base beyond the narrow confines of what we might call "NDP World" -- militant union bosses, anti-everything eco-extremists, dogmatic staffers of the inner-city charity-industrial complex and out-of-touch professors in fringe faculties.

B.C.'s Carbon Tax Takes Off

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's carbon tax will soon have two new American cousins, prompting Environment Minister Mary Polak to suggest B.C.'s groundbr...

Is B.C.'s Carbon Tax Going Up?

CBC | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Minister of Environment Mary Polak says her government will stick to its promise to freeze the carbon tax for the next five years, despite a new ...

Oh Frack, B.C.'s Carbon Footprint Likely Greater Than Reported

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

The province's legislated climate plan is to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions 33 per cent below 2007 levels by 2020 may be jeopardized by the booming natural gas industry. About half of B.C. gas is obtained by fracking and the province's gas exports to Alberta and the U.S. may make its CO2 targets an impossibility.

B.C. Carbon Tax Here To Stay

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - As pundits and pollsters attempt to predict the results of British Columbia's forthcoming election, there is at least one sure bet: the pr...

Do You Want Your Taxes Higher, Or Higher Still?

Charles Lammam | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

British Columbia is officially in election mode and the parties are rolling out their campaign promises. When it comes to the tax promises of the two mainstream parties, British Columbians are confronted with a choice, as it were, between higher taxes or even higher taxes. So go ahead and pick your poison.

NDP Slam B.C. Carbon Tax Freeze Promise

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A promise by British Columbia's Liberal Party to freeze the carbon tax for five years if re-elected in May is being assailed by the New Dem...

B.C. Tories Promise To Axe Carbon Tax

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The B.C. Conservative Party was first out of the gate in launching its election platform Thursday, a document long on philosophy and short...

B.C.'s Carbon Tax Is Here To Stay

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

WHISTLER, B.C. - British Columbia's Liberals still support their carbon tax.Delegates attending the party's convention in Whistler, B.C., Saturday vot...

Surprise, Surprise: Northern B.C. Supports Carbon Tax

Merran Smith | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Merran Smith

Plenty of Vancouver's latte-sipping, seawall-jogging condo dwellers support the carbon tax. But so does everyone else in British Columbia keen to secure a better future for his or her community. Not that you'd know that after listening to Jordan Bateman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation who suggests that rural British Columbians universally loathe the province's world-leading climate policy. Bateman also rehashes the myth that carbon pricing unfairly punishes interior and northern residents, because they tend to use more energy. He is mistaken on both counts.

Carbon Tax Fight Pits Rural B.C. vs. Vancouver

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

It's easy for Lower Mainlanders, blessed with multiple transit lines and mild weather, to suggest ratcheting up the carbon tax. But the tax is receiving a rough ride elsewhere. It seems the further you get away from Vancouver, the more hated the carbon tax becomes.

'Truth' From Gordon Campbell's Ex-Aide Comes Too Late

Jordan Bateman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

They say dead men tell no lies. That may never be truer than in the cutthroat blood-sport of B.C. politics. Consider Martyn Brown, the former chief of staff for Gordon Campbell and chief architect of the B.C. Liberals' decade in power. He's no longer in politics and suddenly feels very free to tell the truth about the B.C. government.

Is It Time For A National Carbon Tax?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Business

The debate over carbon taxes in Canada exploded this week, with a taxpayers’ group calling for an end to British Columbia’s first-of-its-kind tax ...

Gas The Carbon Tax, Says Taxpayers Group

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation says it’s time to dump B.C.’s carbon tax because it hasn’t reached its environmental goals and is hurting Brit...