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The debate is turning away from whether or not to use market forces to combat climate change, to how this can be done most effectively.
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Catherine McKenna said it's a good step toward carbon pricing.
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Climate change is already costing Canadians money, and it will cost us more.
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It suggests the idea was more popular in theory than reality.
Last week, the Trudeau government announced a 'technical paper' on its proposed federal carbon tax which suggests it will mimic Alberta's carbon tax plan, quashing the optimism of those who believed the federal government when they said their carbon tax would be revenue neutral.
A price on carbon is part of Canada's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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These political analysts tell it like it is.
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Keeping your things in good working order is likely to extend their use, prevent major repairs, lower energy bills, and reap savings on car and home insurance. To illustrate how you can reduce the CO2 emissions in everyday life, we'll break it down into two main groups: driving your car and the household.
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Gas prices jumped 20.6 per cent in a month.
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While the main output of the ongoing battle for the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership has been a deluge of candidates, a few interesting policies have also surfaced.
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The reverse Robin Hood philosophy has been fully embraced by the Ontario government, an odd turn of events for the self-proclaimed "social justice premier." Nothing shows this philosophy better than the government's newest costly experiment, the cap-and-trade carbon tax.
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Kevin, as somebody who sat next to you for three years on Dragon's Den, I want to congratulate you for taking the plunge into public service and taking on the real dragons and sharks of the political world. But there are a few things I'm concerned about. I know that you used to be open to the idea of a carbon tax -- I've seen the video of you talking about it. Somebody must have told you that you couldn't become Conservative leader if you supported one. But here's the thing: You will never become Prime Minister if you don't have a plan to deal with climate change.
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Imagine this. You open your mailbox this month. Voila! Here is your first carbon dividend cheque from the province. Suddenly, combating climate change with a price on carbon pollution doesn't hurt your pocketbook like conservatives said it would. Ontario could have a climate plan like this. It's called carbon fee and dividend.
Climate change is "Made in China," but they get off scot-free. We need to admit one simple truth: handicapping Canadians with a tax will have zero effect on global climate change. However, that doesn't mean we can't exert influence and pursue real solutions.
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B.C. signed on to the plan after some resistance.
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"Any pricing mechanism implemented should contribute to a vibrant and competitive oil and gas sector."
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Canada's plan to deal with Climate Change is aimed toward the successful development, transportation and marketing of our valuable oil and gas resources in western Canada, while protecting our clean air and clean water for generations to come. Both sides of this equation are equally important. Canadians want both a prosperous economy and a clean environment, together.
Based on the Auditor General's analysis, Ontario businesses are expected to send $466 million to California and Quebec under cap and trade by 2020. And by 2030, businesses will have sent about $2.2 billion. That's all money leaving the Ontario economy to achieve almost nothing. Sadly, it's just the beginning.
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Oil prices and market access are bigger factors.
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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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With more frequent, more severe and more damaging cycles of droughts and wildfires, storms and floods, it's clear that a more extreme and volatile climate is costly for Saskatchewan. Virtually everyone agrees that we need to prevent the worst consequences, as much as possible, and adapt to what we can't avoid.
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I had the pleasure of moderating a debate - actually, more of a discussion - among six candidates for the Conservative Party leadership. Present were Kellie Leitch, Brad Trost, Erin O'Toole, Andrew Scheer, Michael Chong and Maxime Bernier. There is serious talent in the field.
The premier said that the new tax on home heating fuels and gasoline is necessary because Ontarians are "very bad actors in terms of our per capita emissions." That's right, the new tax on keeping your family warm in the winter and on your daily commute to work is because Ontarians are "bad actors."
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The federal plan calls for a $10-per-tonne tax starting in 2018 and increasing to $50 per tonne by 2022.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to pull back from his confrontational approach to negotiating a climate change agreement with the provinces. Instead of using the threat of unilaterally ratifying the Paris Agreement as a blunt instrument, the government should come up with a new plan involving proportionality.
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"It's not a good day for federal-provincial relations."
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"Our province's economic interests should not be held hostage by politicians in Ottawa."
Prime Minister Trudeau has just changed his mind again on climate change. After admitting at the recent G20 meetings in China that Canada is "not ready" to ratify the Paris Agreement, Trudeau has now decided to ratify it before any agreement on carbon pricing has been reached with the provinces.
Only the players have changed.
Sticking with Conservative government's targets.
Experts say he could challenge the decision.