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Carbon Tax Is Not a Solution for Ontario's Economy

Candice Malcolm | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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...

B.C. Taxpayers Pay Millions in Carbon Corporate Welfare--Again

Jordan Bateman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada
Jordan Bateman

The B.C. government's Pacific Carbon Trust has become frighteningly adept at taking taxpayers' money--$14 million last year--and transferring it to big businesses. It's time for the provincial government to scrap the Trust, and end corporate welfare disguised as environmentalism. The numbers prove that transferring tax dollars to companies through the illusion of carbon neutrality is a massive failure.

Happy Carbon Tax, Er, Canada Day!

CBC | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada

Gas prices are set to rise again in British Columbia as the final instalment of the province's carbon tax comes into effect on Canada Day. ...

B.C. Carbon Tax To Be Reviewed

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - British Columbia remains committed to its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets, even though the Liberal government's groundbreaking ...

Canada's Only Carbon Tax Up In The Air

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada Politics

VICTORIA - Environment Minister Terry Lake says the Liberal government is reviewing the future of its groundbreaking carbon tax, including ideas to ca...

B.C. Finds Success With Controversial Carbon Tax

The Globe and Mail | Posted 09.03.2011 | Canada Business

At Richmond Plywood Corp., on an arm of the Fraser River just south of Vancouver, a new energy system that burns the company’s own waste has slashed...