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Economists challenge provinces to make carbon pricing revenue work for all Canadians

Toronto, April 6, 2016—In a report released today, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission calls on Canada’s provinces to make wise choices in how they recycle the revenue from carbon pricing. Provinces are faced with many options and trade-offs; the report shows that, done right, revenue recycling can make the economy and environment work better for all Canadians. […]

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission Says Road Back from Paris the Most Important Test for Canadian Climate Policy

MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND STATEMENT November 23, Ottawa—Today, Monday November 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with First Ministers to discuss Canada’s climate change strategy one week before the Paris Climate Summit. This meeting comes one day after the unveiling of Alberta’s climate strategy, which includes an economy-wide carbon price of $30/tonne by 2018. WHAT: Interviews […]

Carbon pricing competitiveness concerns can be addressed through thoughtful policy design, says Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission

OTTAWA. November 18, 2015 — Less than 5 per cent of Canada’s economy is likely to experience significant competitive pressures from differences in jurisdictional carbon prices, according to a new paper released today by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission in advance of the Paris climate talks. “For 95 per cent of the Canadian economy, business competitiveness would […]

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 […]

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