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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One thing is clear, marketing experts say Andrew Scheer will have to be more animated when he debates against Justin Trudeau, especially with his former leadership rival, Maxime Bernier, now in the mix.
Conservative Sen. Denise Batters says it was necessary to discuss matters in private to protect the confidentiality of victims, while Independents say it would have been possible to strike a balance and be transparent.
A culmination of three years of work, the book takes stock of challenges facing Canadian democracy, including the decline of Cabinet government, centralization of the PMO, and 'fault lines' in the public service.
Liberal MP Larry Bagnell says he thinks the timing wasn't due to the federal government's framework on the Arctic and Canada's North being rushed, but rather waiting on territorial partners co-developing the package.