Andrew Coyne: The dirty little secret anti-carbon tax folks would prefer you did not know

By Andrew Coyne, Ottawa Citizen, October 5, 2018

The climate farce continues. To recap: Canada is nowhere near to achieving the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions it agreed to three years ago in Paris, having blown through a series of more ambitious earlier commitments — Kyoto, Copenhagen etc — without so much as taking its foot off the gas pedal.

Not only are we nowhere near to meeting our own declared targets — a 30 per cent reduction below 2005 levels by 2030 — we are nowhere near to being on track to do so. That would be true even if the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, including its signature $50 per tonne price (by 2022) on carbon dioxide emissions, were implemented in full. But now that, too, is in doubt.

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