Trudeau knocks a hole in the carbon price

I know they are hurting in terms of popularity, but offering one group an exemption to Canada’s carbon price predictably led to calls for equivalent ‘favours’ (if freedom to wreck the planet is a favour) from everyone.

It’s worth remembering how bad Canada’s total historical climate change record has been:

Liberal government set to miss 2030 emissions targets, says environment commissioner audit

Trudeau’s halt on carbon tax could undo years of his tentpole climate policy


13 thoughts on “Trudeau knocks a hole in the carbon price”

  1. The report painted a grim picture of emission reductions in Canada over the past 20 years, saying that the only significant drops in emissions came during the 2008 financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, which had little to do with emissions reduction policy.

    “Canada is the only G7 country that has not achieved any emissions reductions since 1990,” Jerry DeMarco, commissioner of the environment and sustainable development, told reporters Tuesday.

  2. Justin Trudeau’s environment minister tries to quash speculation he’ll resign over carbon pricing

    The question of Steven Guilbeault’s resignation was raised after he said in recent media interviews that there will be no more exemptions to the federal carbon price as long as he remains in his job.

  3. In the latest development threatening to upend Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signature climate policy, almost half of Canadians want the carbon tax abolished, according to a new poll from Angus Reid.

    The polling outfit found 42 per cent of Canadians want the carbon price eliminated altogether. While not technically a majority, the support for the carbon tax has all but disappeared: 25 per cent of Canadians think the price should stay at current levels rather than increasing each year, and 17 per cent think the carbon price should be lowered for the next three years. Only 15 per cent of those polled believe the carbon price should continue as is.

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