Carbon Tax discussion goes main stream

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Carbon tax awareness among the general population really is increasing. Last Wednesday’s Ontario Today question was “Are you willing to pay a Carbon Tax?” Invited guests were Glenn Murray, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Andrew Weaver, a well known climate scientist and MPP in British Columbia, and Nick Rivers, Canada Research Chair in … Read more…

Support for a Carbon Tax

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The  2008 election rejected the Liberal party that campaigned on the promise to levy a carbon tax that would reduce Canada’s carbon footprint.   Since then Carbon Tax has been below the political radar, but  a short while ago 4RG sensed that the subject was ready for polite society.   Our blog pointed out developments in the … Read more…

Why no” fossil of the year” recognition for Canada at Lima

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COP 20 Lima was the end of a long winning record.  Canada had been awarded the “Fossil of the Year” at five consecutive COP meetings.   At the Warsaw COP Canada received “Lifetime Unachievement Fossil Award.” At Lima Canada was shut out!! Why did this happen?   It wasn’t for lack of trying by our Government.  Just … Read more…

Lima COP 20: Conclusion

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A much earlier 4RG blog raised the question that Canadians should be asking themselves:  is my country honest?  When our Goverment representatives speak at the Conference of the Parties are they being candid?  Or do they evade issues, knowing that what they should say is inconsistent with the image they wish to present? Our Minister … Read more…

Canada’s Climate Policy: a Disappearing Act! 

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Our first Lima blog suggested that there could be progress at the COP20 Conference.  Our optimism was encouraged by the statement that Canada would contribute $265 million (US) to the Green Climate Fund.   This positive sign has been off-set by recent negative changes in our climate policy. Previously the Canadian policy, repeated at every COP … Read more…