The B.C. government has used carbon tax revenues as a slush fund to give money to favoured groups such as the B.C. film industry.
If the carbon tax was in fact revenue neutral, Premier Notley's plan would include a clear list of what taxes are going to be cut.
This week, the Alberta government unveiled its new strategy on climate change, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
For many years, Alberta has maintained a strong investment climate vis-à-vis other provinces and other energy-producing jurisdictions.
Yesterday, the Alberta government unveiled its new climate change strategy, calling for a carbon tax, which represents a new tax burden on Alberta businesses and families.
Naomi Klein’s anti-capitalist vision for the future may allow for only a few lucky high-flyers.
Even if oil prices came roaring back, many environmentalists would not allow any additional growth in oilsand development.
With a call-for-comments, Ontario released its Climate Change Discussion Paper on Feb. 12. The plan is essentially a laundry list of public policies that have been sought by environmentalists and allies for decades.
Carbon taxes are back on centre stage in Canada, after a new “bipartisan” Ecofiscal Commission came out in favour of the idea.
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 pick your poison.
To see how they stack up, lets look at each plan for the most important types of taxes. Its not a pretty picture.