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Photo of 417 highway in Ottawa for Paved Paradise: Could congestion pricing work in Ottawa?

Paved Paradise: Could congestion pricing work in Ottawa?

Livable Cities Pollution

Two weeks ago, the Healthy Transportation Coalition (HTC) held a forum at the University of Ottawa. The subject: congestion pricing in our nation’s capital. The HTC hosted six expert speakers for a lively debate (including our research team’s fearless leader, Dale Beugin). The same day, four Ottawa city councillors released a new report on congestion […]

Advancing the climate debate in Canada - Chris Ragan CIGI talk -blog and video about provincial carbon pricing

Advancing the climate debate in Canada

Climate and Energy

The following is a cross-posted blog from cigionline.org by Erin Baxter, Public Affairs Coordinator and Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist. We can have our cake and eat it too, said Chris Ragan, Canadian economist and chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Speaking at CIGI as part of the Signature Lecture Series, Ragan discussed a radically practical approach […]

provincial carbon pricing - Canada

The inside scoop on our new report

Climate and Energy

The question is not if Canada needs to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but rather when and how. The answer is now—through provincial carbon pricing. You can almost hear it. The loud crack of a middle ground erupting, cutting through the din of Canada’s polarized economy-versus-environment debate on climate change. What’s brought it to the surface? A broadening agreement among Canadians that “doing nothing” […]

Annette Verschuren on carbon pricing, jobs and making Canada a progressive energy leader

Climate and Energy

The Ecofiscal Commission recently welcomed Annette Verschuren to its Advisory Board. We sat down for an interview with her. Your latest venture is NRSTor — a company that focuses on renewable-energy storage. Is it fair to say that you believe green energy has a role to play in Canada’s future? Yes. I think clean technology […]

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