Carbon Tax

Sask. Leadership Hopefuls Questioned on Infrastructure and Services

As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged the leadership candidates for their positions on important municipal infrastructure and services. In the letter sent ...

Water Management Key to Manitoba’s Sustainable Future

On Friday, Manitoba released its sustainability and climate plan, A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. The plan underscores the importance of water management, making it one of four cornerstones in its green-future planning. Announced by premier Brian Pallister and sustainable development mi ...

Carbon tax advocates flip-flop on revenue neutrality

Authors: Kenneth P. GreenElmira AliakbariAshley Stedman B.C.’s climate change programs violate sound economic reasoning. Read more about Carbon tax advocates flip-flop on revenue neutrality Tags:  revenue neutral carbon tax carbon pricing john horgan NDP rachel notley taxes Justin T ...

The Pacific Alliance and climate change

The Latin America and the Caribbean region is moving quickly to introduce market incentives as a component of their climate change mitigation policy, for example, 24 countries have identified fiscal measures as a tool to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). However, witho ...

Economists Olewiler and Kessleman get the economics wrong on B.C.’s carbon tax

Author: Ross McKitrick Like all taxes, a carbon tax imposes its own burdens and amplifies the economic costs of all other taxes in the economy. Read more about Economists Olewiler and Kessleman get the economics wrong on B.C.’s carbon tax Tags:  BC carbon tax john horgan NDP taxes ...

Economists Olewiler and Kesselman get the economics wrong on B.C.’s carbon tax

Author: Ross McKitrick Like all taxes, a carbon tax imposes its own burdens and amplifies the economic costs of all other taxes in the economy. Read more about Economists Olewiler and Kesselman get the economics wrong on B.C.’s carbon tax Tags:  BC carbon tax john horgan NDP taxes ...

Changing Tack: BC NDP Accelerates Increase in Carbon Tax and Moves Away from Revenue Neutrality

By Selina Lee-Andersen BC’s recently sworn-in New Democratic Party (NDP) government presented its first provincial budget on September 11, 2017. Among the policy measures announced were changes to the BC carbon tax.  In particular, the Budget 2017 Update (2017/18 – 2019/20) provides for the f ...

Changing Tack: BC NDP Accelerates Increase in Carbon Tax and Moves Away from Revenue Neutrality

By Selina Lee-Andersen BC’s recently sworn-in New Democratic Party (NDP) government presented its first provincial budget on September 11, 2017. Among the policy measures announced were changes to the BC carbon tax.  In particular, the Budget 2017 Update (2017/18 – 2019/20) provides for the f ...

Campaign Art: Become a citizen of the Trash Isles

People, Spaces, Deliberation bloggers present exceptional campaign art from all over the world. These examples are meant to inspire.Many of us have seen the iconic photograph of a seahorse latched onto a cotton swab. It’s just one example of how prevalent plastic debris is in the ocean. Every yea ...

Carbon pricing not enough for Canada to meet its climate goals

The Conference Board of Canada is adding to an ever expanding literature that argues Canada won’t be able to meet its climate change commitment of a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by simply implementing a national price on carbon pollution.  ...