One reason for a federation is to pursue different approaches to policy.
The plan doesn’t account for job losses, lower wages and reduced investment when calculating the impacts of the carbon tax on Canadian households.
The Trudeau government plan relies on rebates to households instead of reductions in tax rates.
Federal plan adds more regulations to the mix—then sticks a carbon tax on top.
Study assumes the new carbon tax will shift the tax burden from households to businesses without putting businesses at a competitive disadvantage.
The top personal income tax rate now exceeds 50 per cent in seven provinces.
Manitoba’s premier says the $50 federal carbon price would endanger his province’s economy.
Canada’s forecasted production of 2.8 million barrels a day this year is down 6.7 per cent from last year’s projection.
The average Canadian family will pay 43.6 per cent of its income in taxes.
The theoretical or “ideal” carbon-pricing system has never been implemented.