By the Editor, Toronto Star, October 17, 2018
It’s taken some time but Doug Ford’s government finally has a number on climate change that they really want to talk about: $264.
That’s what Ontario’s financial accountability officer says a typical household would have paid in additional costs next year had the provincial cap-and-trade program to fight climate change by putting a price on carbon remained in place.
(...)But, as usual, there is far more here than can be summed up by the simplistic money-in-your-pocket slogans that Ford’s PCs like best. In fact, their misguided decision to axe the provincial program means Ontario families are now set to pay more under the federal backstop, and get less environmental benefit from it.