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Policy Briefing: Green Economy
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in October announced plans to institute a national minimum price on carbon beginning in 2018. Experts say the success of any pricing scheme in reducing emissions without harming growth rests on how the funds collected from the fee are spent. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Use of carbon tax revenues hold key to ensuring new price doesn’t hinder growth: Economist

'The entire economic discussion is around how you recycle' the proceeds of the carbon price, says economist Craig Alexander.
Opinion|Timothy Lane
Setting the right price for carbon is at the core of Canada’s strategy to tackle climate change.
It’s one thing to be a good global citizen and do our best to reduce our emissions, but it’s another thing to do it at the expense of totally destroying our economy and putting Canadians in the poorhouse.
Feature|Denis Calnan
'We’ve had a transformational change in thinking about innovation and clean technology,' says Leah Lawrence, CEO of Sustainable Development Technology Canada.
'We’ve now reached the point where we know we can no longer afford to do nothing in the face of climate change,' says Liberal Senator Paul Massicotte.
Canada has a proud history of being a world leader in developing new technologies and techniques. We have shown time and time again that we have the experience and the knowledge to overcome challenges that many thought not possible.
Feature|Denis Calnan
'Canada’s oil supply will soon greatly exceed its current pipeline capacity,' says one group representing the energy sector.
A carbon tax will make life unaffordable, particularly for the poorest citizens who spend relatively more on basic necessities and can’t necessarily afford the alternatives. And we can’t forget about the many businesses on the brink, which will have to either cut jobs or simply go bankrupt.

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