By Tony Sanger, Ottawa Citizen, October 6, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna demonstrated admirable backbone this week by telling provinces they’ll introduce a minimum $10 per tonne price on carbon in 2018, which will rise to $50 per tonne by 2022, if provinces and territories don’t do so themselves.
This announcement led to wailing by some politicians, but polling suggests that they’re offside with a majority of Canadians and the vast majority of economists. A recent Nanos poll reported that 62 per cent of Canadians support having a Canada-wide minimum price on carbon. Surveys have found high majorities of economists (more than 80 per cent) also support carbon pricing.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/sanger-how-to-offset-the-hardship-from-carbon-pricing