Taxing the aviation sector to shrink it is not the way to reduce emissions.
The question, writes Kelly Block, is whether the federal government will step in and institute some type of carbon tax on all domestic flights because provinces have made the decision to exclude aviation from their emissions-pricing plans. Flickr photograph courtesy of BriYYZ
If the purpose of the Liberal carbon tax is to cause contraction and pain to energy-intensive industries, aviation will be the Liberal plan’s first casualty.
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