Despite 74 per cent of respondents expressing support for deeper emissions reductions, only 36 per cent of respondents were in favour of the levy.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna defended the Liberals' carbon price on Aug. 26 as the federal Conservatives renewed their attacks over its impact on the cost of living after she appeared to back away from comments made in the spring that the tax would not increase beyond $50 per tonne after 2022. New data from the Digital Democracy Project study suggests most Canadians are not in favour of the price on carbon. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Many Canadians rank the environment high on their list of preoccupations, but there’s little appetite for a carbon price to rein in emissions, according to a new study released Thursday.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'