Sanger: How to offset the hardship from carbon pricing
Ottawa Citizen

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.

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