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Wait, taxing carbon leads to economic growth? Some people actually believe this nonsense?

By Peter Shawn Taylor      

Consumers in the four provinces highlighted by Pembina Institute directors in their January op-ed haven't yet felt the full force of carbon pricing that will come with Ottawa's plan for a national carbon tax.

Scott Moe, the new premier of Saskatchewan, is against Ottawa’s carbon pricing system, notes Peter Shawn Taylor, and Saskatchewan is forecast to lead the country in economic growth. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The facts are in. And the evidence proves provinces with female premiers have the fastest-growing economies. No wait, that’s not it. Bigger provinces grow faster. Or maybe it’s that provinces whose names end in vowels do better that those ending in consonants.

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