Doug Ford says carbon taxes will make your cost of living soar. Here are six reasons not to believe him - 2019-05-10
It appears that the next federal election is going to be mostly about carbon taxes. As it should be. Carbon pricing is the most effective, convenient and least expensive means of reducing the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) that cause global warming.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, right, poses with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto on Friday,May 3, 2019. Along with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Jason Kenney is a backer of Ford's $30-million fight against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's carbon-pricing measures that took effect in April 2019. ( Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS )
It also stimulates economic growth. In 2017, B.C., Quebec and Alberta, each with carbon-pricing systems in place for several years, were the fastest-growing economies in the country. Canada is a pioneer in carbon pricing. In 2006 and 2007, Alberta and British Columbia, respectively, launched North America's first carbon-pricing systems. The B.C. model is regarded as perhaps the best in the world. More on that later. But in the coming federal election campaign, carbon pricing will be demonized in some quarters.