If a carbon tax is implemented, it will likely be on top of the extensive regulation Canadians already face.
oil and gas
Enbridge won the support of the majority of aboriginal groups along the path of the pipeline.
The value of Canada’s total oil output is just under five per cent of GDP.
The Notley government is spinning like mad to distance itself from some painful numbers.
As oil royalties have fallen, Albertans have endured multiple tax hikes and a S&P downgrade.
The new tax scheme will cost a family of four about $338 extra in 2017.
Since taking office, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has been very aggressive on the climate file. Attempting to remedy what she portrayed as a history of environmental negligence by her predecessors , the premier swiftly increased and expanded Alberta’s carbon tax, placed a hard cap on carbon dioxide emissions, set stiff targets for reducing methane emissions, declared an accelerated phase-out of coal power generation, and promised to replace much of that power with costlier wind or solar power generation.
There are 175 collective bargaining agreements with public-sector employees coming up for negotiation in the near future.
A recent op-ed cited the “myth of underfunding” of First Nations communities in Canada. Whatever your opinion on the issue, the facts are clear. Consider the four streams of revenue that flow to First Nations across the country.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)