By Bruce Couchman, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, February 21, 2018
Carbon tax needs a backer
One advantage of Patrick Brown’s entry into the leadership race is that there will presumably be one candidate who supports the People’s Guarantee in detail.
There are a number of good ideas in the platform, in particular a carbon tax. Many conservative economists have favoured a market-based approach to controlling greenhouse gas emissions. A carbon tax certainly satisfies that requirement. It is useful that at least one candidate supports that approach.