Carbon tax fills vacuum, not coffers

Trudeau's planned introduction of a national floor price for carbon in 2018 marks the belated end of a federal vacuum that has seen successive prime ministers—from Jean Chrétien onward—make climate-change commitments on the international scene and then do little to ensure Canada meets them.

In an ideal world, the carbon tax Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Oct. 3 is one that he would be happy enough to never have to collect anywhere in the country. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By CHANTAL HÉBERT

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 8:00 AM

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