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Quadruple carbon tax to meet 2030 targets or pay more to hide costs, Ecofiscal Commission report says

By Aidan Chamandy      

Increasing the carbon tax to $210 per tonne by 2030 would allow Canada to meet greenhouse gas emission targets, the report said.

Thousands took to Parliament Hill on Sept. 27, 2019 to demand more action to combat climate change. Canada's Ecofiscal Commission said more stringent carbon pricing is the most cost-effective way to do so. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, an independent group of economists focused on aligning government policy with Canada’s emissions reduction goals, released its final report on Nov. 27, and is calling for dramatically increasing the carbon tax by 2030 to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris Agreement.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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