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Economists Urge Ontario to get Cap-and-Trade Details Right for Business and Climate

New recommendations from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission outline four principles of policy design that will determine the success of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system. Experts from the “front line” of cap-and-trade in California, Massachusetts, and Quebec to discuss recommendations and implications for business at Toronto event. Toronto, June 3, 2015—Cap-and-trade can work effectively in Ontario to meaningfully and […]

Economic policy experts available for comment on Ontario’s cap-and-trade announcement

Toronto, April 13, 2015 —Economists from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission are available to provide insight into the economic and environmental context of Ontario’s newly announced cap-and-trade commitment, and the factors that may determine its effectiveness as a carbon-pricing policy. Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission is an independent group of leading economists from across the country focused on advancing […]

Provincial Governments Urged to Adopt Carbon Pricing Policies

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission says provincial carbon pricing will keep Canada competitive in a changing global economy. Toronto, April 7, 2015 –All provinces should adopt or strengthen carbon-pricing policies to position Canada for success in a global economy that increasingly values low-carbon activities, according to a new report released today. The Way Forward: A Practical Approach […]

High-powered commission aims to align economic and environmental aspirations to help support Canada’s continuing prosperity

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission will strive for fiscal policy reforms needed to support a thriving economy underpinned by clean air, land and water. First report highlights success of ecofiscal policies already implemented in Canada and globally. Toronto, November 4, 2014 – A group of Canada’s leading economists, backed by an advisory board that includes high-profile leaders […]

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