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"It's not such a simple comparison.''
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.
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The tax is currently under a four-year freeze.
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.
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.
"Christy Clark, rather than going triumphant to Paris as a climate leader, will be going as a climate failure."
While Justin Trudeau continues to extol the virtues of putting a price on carbon pollution, his Liberal Party's preferred mechanism for doing that may not be all that different from what Stephen...
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 part of the Ontario government's plan."That is not...
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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.
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.
VICTORIA - British Columbia's carbon tax will soon have two new American cousins, prompting Environment Minister Mary Polak to suggest B.C.'s groundbreaking tax is helping fuel an expanding green-powe...
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 study which finds it is reducing emissions. The s...
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.
VANCOUVER - As pundits and pollsters attempt to predict the results of British Columbia's forthcoming election, there is at least one sure bet: the province's carbon tax will survive the May 14 vote.I...