Carbon Tax

Trudeau stresses importance of family, seniors issues during P.E.I. visit

MILTON, P.E.I. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped in on a seniors social at the Milton Community Hall on Monday with his youngest son Hadrien in …

Canada

Canada Backtracks on a Carbon Tax

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government announced last month it will reduce a carbon tax on industry that is set to go into effect next year. The reason for the backtrack has to do with climate change, but not the kind associated with global warming.<p>Mr. Trudeau is reacting to …

Canada

Most Canadians oppose provinces taking Ottawa to court over carbon tax, poll suggests

The federal government has a solid base of support, though with clear pockets of opposition, as it moves to impose a carbon pricing plan in provinces that refuse to adopt their own system, a new poll indicates.<p>At the same time, Canadians appear to have misgivings about a move by governments in …

Canada

Does a new GOP proposal to create a carbon tax have a chance?

For the first time in a decade, a Republican member of Congress has introduced legislation to address carbon dioxide emissions.<p>On July 23, Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo of Florida introduced the Market Choice Act, a carbon tax proposal to help fight climate change with a “tax swap.” The …

Climate

Why Alaska might seriously consider a carbon tax

Alaska isn’t exactly the first state you’d expect to embrace a price on carbon. Yet the state legislature will likely be weighing one after the …

Fossil Fuels

Alaska's climate action team suggests the state set up a carbon-pricing system

Alaska, scientists have been saying for years, is on the front line of climate change. Now the climate leadership team appointed by Gov. Bill Walker …

Climate

Bob Layton: Edmonton’s bike lanes face possible tacky attack

Tacks were reportedly found in bike lanes on 102nd Avenue. Did they get there by accident or on purpose?<p><b>READ MORE: Cyclists call tacks found on</b> …

Bike Lanes

Canadian competitiveness needs a boost

<i>Germain Belzile is a senior associate researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute.</i><p>We learned recently that Ottawa decided to backtrack on the limits imposed on certain large greenhouse-gas (GHG) emitting companies, allowing them to emit more before having to pay the carbon tax. This is surely a …

Business

You Said It: Enough with the whining, Andrea

<b>ENOUGH WITH THE WHINING, ANDREA</b>Ontario Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath sounds very similar to another lost cause, Hillary Clinton, with her constant …

Canada

Carbon Tax Bill Finds Few Friends

A study of a proposed carbon tax in Congress estimates that the plan could lead to increased costs for everything from gasoline to power rates if …

Fossil Fuels

Letter: A carbon tax would result in significant health benefits

Billy Hesterman’s op-ed “Utah can’t afford a new energy tax” claims that a carbon tax bill offers “no measurable environmental benefit.” I beg to …

Salt Lake City

NEG? No thanks

Back in July 2014, <i>The Spectator Australia</i> was ridiculed by the luvvies for running a self-congratulatory cover crowing about the repeal of Julia Gillard’s much-hated carbon tax by the Abbott government – a week before it was actually repealed. (There had been a last minute hiccup just as we went to …

Carbon Emissions

GOLDSTEIN: McKenna’s carbon tax fantasies utterly absurd

In it’s growing desperation to convince Canadians that its carbon pricing policies will work, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is becoming …

Canadian News

National Radio Show - Carbon Tax Debate - on Charles Adler tonight with Mike Smyth

Carbon Tax

Letters August 8: Call me a sucker? How long did we put up with the PCs?

<b>LOAD OF BUNK</b>To Robert Mcmechan’s letter: as we all know he is Mr. NDP and is a sucker getting fooled. Since we live in one of the coldest climates of …

Edmonton

Letter: Utah’s leaders fiddle around while our planet burns

Nero fiddled while Rome burned, or so goes the legend.<p>Our elected officials remind me of Nero. They may not fiddle, but they are oblivious to global …

Fossil Fuels

OPINION: Carbon tax remains misunderstood

<b>BY OLE HAMMARLUND</b><p><b>GUEST OPINION</b><p>The concept of a carbon tax is simple: Just raise the price of carbon-containing fuel significantly and people will try …

Justin Trudeau

Graham Thomson: Alberta government shrugs off more vexing news about Trans Mountain pipeline

I suppose all the Alberta government can do at this point is shrug.Which is pretty much what it did this week when news came of more potential bad …

Canada

GUEST COLUMN: The Liberals have now admitted the carbon tax is a job-killer

<b>By Pierre Poilievre</b> Environment Minister Catherine McKenna admitted an inconvenient truth last week: the Liberal carbon tax would drive jobs out of …

Canadian News

Jack Mintz: Carbon taxes fail to satisfy the smell test for voters. What went wrong?

Why are carbon taxes so unpopular? According to the latest World Bank report on carbon pricing, 23 countries have carbon taxes (another dozen …

Voting

Scrapping carbon tax brought prices down: Abbott

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has argued that the only time power prices decreased in the last decade was when his government abolished the …

Australian News

There's a right way and a wrong way to implement a carbon tax

Praise be and Hallelujah. Michael Mann, a leading climate scientist, is now halfway to understanding climate change. It’s a pity it’s taken him this …

U.S. Politics

Ontario targets carbon pricing — Alberta should follow suit

Ontarians should mark July 25 on their calendar as Carbon Tax Freedom Day, and Albertans should watch and learn.<p>On July 25, the Ontario’s Ford …

Canada

Letters: August 7, 2018

<b>Spin, spin</b><p><b>Re: “Drop your weapons,” Aug. 1.</b><p>Justice Minister Heather Stephenson: “This is nearly 700 firearms and nearly 22,000 rounds of ammunition …

Guns

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 7

<b>TICKED OFF</b><br>Re: Calgary’s many lotteries. Henceforth, I will no longer purchase lottery tickets for hospitals etc., and here is the reason for my …

Guns

A Carbon Tax Could Recoup Trump’s MPG Standards Cut

Originally published by Carbon Tax Center.Before you take umbrage at the headline, let me be clear: President Trump’s decision last week to freeze …

Fossil Fuels

Doug Ford is Justin Trudeau’s perfect climate change foil | The Star

Justin Trudeau should get down on his knees and thank the fates for electing Doug Ford.<p>Before Ford became Ontario premier, Trudeau was in danger of …

Canada

A Blanket Carbon Tax Could Heighten Food Insecurity

Climate change is predicted to have an enormous impact on crop production and global food security in decades to come. Now a new Nature Climate …

Insecurity

Carbon tax repealed after Senate vote

The package of bills was passed 39-32 after debate was delayed yesterday.<p>Palmer United Party senators sided with the government to pass the repeal …

Australian Politics

Ontario's next emissions targets won't be set in law

TORONTO — The Ford government’s plan to end cap-and-trade also repeals Ontario’s climate change plan and won’t require the next one to have targets …

Canadian Politics