Andrew Scheer argues carbon pricing is the wrong way to limit GHG emissions. He has pledged to eliminate the federal carbon pricing system, promising that scrapping it will bring down the cost of living and unleash more business investment.
Most economists disagree. And all of the other major parties
include carbon pricing of some form in their respective plans to meet Canada’s
Paris commitments. So Scheer’s approach is a clear outlier, both intellectually
Scheer claims his plan to eliminate carbon pricing, eliminate energy efficiency standards, and provide subsidies to “green” corporate investments would still allow Canada to meet its Paris targets. Most climate policy experts scoff at this claim. On Friday September 27 – the same day almost a millionRead More »