Without adequately addressing subsidies, the federal government undermines benefits from its own commendable carbon pricing policies.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna speak to reporters in Ottawa in April. While Environment Canada has begun consulting on non-tax fossil fuel subsidies, the Department of Finance has not yet followed suit, writes Vanessa Corkal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
A few weeks ago, researchers in Hawaii found our atmosphere’s concentration of carbon dioxide is the highest it’s been in three million years. Back then, humans didn’t exist. Earth was significantly hotter. Sea levels were 15 metres higher.
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