Improve Carbon Tax, Don’t Reject It

The Fraser Institute’s Matthew Lau acknowledges in his February 9 Toronto Sun column (“Canadians should reject Trudeau-style carbon taxes”) that there is a strong case to be made for taxing carbon emissions.  We couldn’t agree more. From economists to oil company executives, there’s broad agreement that carbon pricing is the most cost-effective way to reduce

The story behind the SK court case

Today Saskatchewan’s court hearings on carbon pricing are set to begin. Here’s what you need to know. Saskatchewan’s Premier Scott Moe promised voters that he would do everything in his power to scrap Saskatchewan’s carbon pricing legislation. Today, he has brought his case to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, arguing that the federal backstop price

Why a carbon tax won’t cause a recession

Published on Maclean’s Opinion: Doug Ford insists the federal price on carbon is a Liberal tax grab that will inflict serious economic hardship. But none of that is true. Mark Cameron is Executive Director and Michael Bernstein is Senior Vice-President of Canadians for Clean Prosperity. Ontario Premier Doug Ford chose a luncheon at the Economic

Ontario’s Climate Plan: A Start But Not Enough

Canadians for Clean Prosperity welcomes the introduction of the Ontario government’s new environment and climate plan, however we feel that it falls far short of what is required to address this serious challenge. Minister Phillips set a target to reduce emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030, or 143 megatonnes. This is a significantly

New PC Leader Doug Ford on Carbon Pricing

Doug Ford was elected leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) party after a lengthy ballot count this past Saturday. While close in the polls, Ford’s win was still seen as an upset over perceived frontrunner (and winner of the popular vote) Christine Elliot, who had the most endorsements from caucus members and candidates. Ford

What if Ontario scrapped cap-and-trade for a carbon tax?

Mark Cameron is the executive director of Canadians for Clean Prosperity. Starting in 2018, every Canadian province will be required to implement carbon pricing—either with a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system—or face the federal government imposing a “backstop” carbon tax following federal benchmark rules. While every province except Saskatchewan has indicated that they will

Pallister’s climate plan a solid start

Premier Brian Pallister has released his government’s long-awaited “made in Manitoba” climate and green plan. While there is room for improvement, it is a solid start for Manitoba on climate policy, and one with important implications across the country. Pallister’s plan is the first time that a Conservative government has introduced a broad-based carbon price

The Real Lesson Ontario Can Take Away From B.C.’s Carbon Tax

The lesson that Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader Patrick Brown can take away from British Columbia’s carbon tax is simple, according to the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Christine Van Geyn. “Revenue neutrality,” she declares, “doesn’t happen.” In her recent piece in the Financial Post, Van Geyn argues that a Fraser Institute study shows that the idea of a revenue-neutral carbon tax

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