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Is Canada’s carbon-pricing policy striking the right balance?

Climate and Energy

by Chris Ragan, Peter Robinson and Steve Williams Debates about Canadian climate policy attract people from different perspectives and life experiences – including the three authors of this column. What views could we possibly share regarding sensible climate policy? Heading up an environmental organization, Peter Robinson understandably emphasizes the urgent need to act decisively to […]

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How carbon pricing will drive Canadians to save

Climate and Energy

by  Annette Verschuren and Chris Ragan The new carbon-pricing systems are now in effect in Ontario and Alberta, and some people are complaining that the policies sting a little. This is not surprising. Carbon pricing works precisely by raising the price of carbon-intensive goods and services, incentivizing all of us – households and businesses alike […]

Preston Manning - Ecofiscal Commission - Annual Report

In their own words: Preston Manning, Ecofiscal Advisor

Livable Cities Pollution Technology and Innovation Water

The following testimonial is from our 2015 Annual Report. I’m often asked how I reconcile conservative economic values with environmental interests. For me, there’s no inherent philosophical conflict. After all, “conservation” and “conservative” come from the same root. We need to find a way to move past the economy-versus-environment way of thinking. Fiscal conservatives believe […]

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2015: Letter from the Chair

Climate and Energy Livable Cities Pollution

As an economist, I believe that good policy is central to prosperity. That was the idea behind Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. We would be economists first and foremost, providing sound policy advice on how strong economies and healthy environments are interdependent. It turned out that other people shared this belief. When funding from some of Canada’s […]

Steve Wiliams, President and CEO of Suncor Energy, speaking at the Ecofiscal Commission event in Calgary May 22

Video blog: Alberta Carbon Pricing featuring Steve Williams, Chris Ragan, and Jim Dinning

Climate and Energy

On Friday, May 22, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and Suncor co-hosted a panel discussion in Calgary, Alberta: In This Together—Carbon Pricing and Alberta’s Family Business. What follows are videos of the event, including the keynote address by Steve Williams, President and CEO of Suncor Energy, the presentation by Chris Ragan, Chair of the Ecofiscal Commission, and […]

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