What led Canada's Conservatives to turn against carbon taxes? - 2019-04-28

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F94.png What led Canada's Conservatives to turn against carbon taxes? April 28, 2019, Mitch Potter, Toronto Star

Look back upon the 20th-century wars and the victory-bond drives that cajoled every spare dollar from Canadian pockets. Right-wing, left-wing, Conservative, Liberal — none of it mattered. National unity transcended.

It wasn't the preferred action of Canada's environmental left, but it was the one that Canada's right could embrace: a market-driven, small-c conservative approach to decarbonization that had already been working effectively for a decade in British Columbia, where the sky had not fallen. Conservative stalwarts like Alberta's Preston Manning were onside.

Fast-forward to 2019 and a growing swath of Canadians — a majority, in fact — see the threat of climate change in such non-partisan terms. And barely a year ago, it looked as if serious action was imminent, and here to stay, rooted in the widely accepted compromise of a revenue-neutral carbon tax.

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