An election year opinion poll.

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In a recent poll by Nanos Research, a majority of Canadians ranked Canada’s performance in reducing GHG emissions as “poor” or “very poor”.  And a large majority want the Federal Government to take the lead in crafting tax policies that will cut emissions. But when it came to the question what form these taxes might … Read more…

Climate Change Forum: Questions and Answers

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Question: If carbon tax is so “sellable” why did it fail to continue $5 per annum increases after its introduction (BC)?  Would Cap and Trade been more effective?  Scottjamesbaker@gmail.com Answer from David Robinson:  You have a good question and I don’t have an authoritative answer. I was disappointed, and I suspect it was simply political … Read more…

JustEarth’s Submission to the Ontario Government on putting a price on Carbon

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Like 4RG, the focus of JustEarth is Climate Change.  Although primarily based in Toronto, JustEarth has supporters in British Columbia, a jurisdiction that has successfully introduced a carbon tax on the consumption of fossil fuels by consumers.  JustEarth recommended the Ontario Government introduce a carbon tax modeled on the BC legislation. In its submission, JustEarth … Read more…

The Grandparents Generation is changing!

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A friend sent my wife and me a poem on the occasion of our first grandchild – many years ago.  One verse read: “Grandmothers don’t have to do anything except be there: They’re old so they shouldn’t play hard or run. If they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves … Read more…

Climate Change Forum: Questions and Answers

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Question:  In a cap-and-trade system how would the caps on each emitter be allocated?  Would it be by industrial benchmarking or a blanket per centage reduction? The Response: Panelist Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association, responds: Emissions in either the sector or the economy is capped. Emission allocations (permits for each entity allowing emissions) are … Read more…

Climate Change Forum – Questions and Answers

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Question: The BC Carbon Tax is only on the combustion of fossil fuels:  livestock is a major emitter of GHG – so why isn’t the livestock business taxed? A Partial answer:  Environmentalists are aware of this issue but for the most part have not yet identified cattle ranching as a necessary target. The livestock industry … Read more…