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Policy Briefing: Energy: Carbon Pricing Policy Briefing
With the growing evidence we have available to us, there needs to be a refocusing of effort to better take stock of actual policy performance. This becomes increasingly important as more and more carbon and clean energy policy is implemented by all levels of government across the federation. Collecting and assessing data is boring, but it will pay dividends. The Hill Times file photograph

A job killing facts free-for-all

Opinion|Dave Sawyer
Job killing carbon tax you say? Prove it with the data I say.
It's not clear yet if the carbon pricing rebate will convince more Canadians to support the Liberals' cornerstone policy.
As with most fed-prov policy development in Canada, carbon pricing has turned into a messy compromise.
Opinion|Philip Cross
The result is a hodgepodge of carbon taxes, extensive regulations, and subsidies, and high levels of income tax which have not lowered carbon emissions or improved tax efficiency even as they hampered the competitiveness of Canadian industry against U.S. firms.
If we don’t start taking financial responsibility for pollution now, the price will continue to rise and we will be left holding the bag.
Don’t take my word for it: the government admits it themselves in their own documents.
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna speaks to The Hill Times about selling her government's carbon pricing policy and what she's learned about the politics of climate action.
Meeting Canada’s climate targets in a way that is best for our economic prosperity requires broad policy that creates consistent incentives across all emissions in the economy, from individual households and small businesses to heavy industry. Output-based pricing must be a key part of that mix if Canada is to strike the right balance between pricing emissions and protecting competitiveness.
Within Parliament and media circles, we ignore the urgency of the climate crisis.
I welcome new Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau to her new role and encourage her to share any information that can help farmers prepare for the implementation of carbon pricing.
Can we track whether a carbon tax is, in fact, working and achieving its desired results? The answer is absolutely, though we could be doing a better job of it.

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