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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 […]

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 […]

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