SP in The News
By Markham Hislop
If the CEO of Canada’s largest energy company thinks a Canadian carbon tax is a good thing, is it time to seriously consider one?
By Bruce Cheadle
OTTAWA - Canadian policy-makers can expect to come under intense pressure now that the United States and China have reached a ground-breaking agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Almost exactly a year ago, the governments of Quebec and California announced an unprecedented North American partnership to link their carbon markets, as part of the Western Climate Initiative.
Imagine if there was something the world was producing a lot of, and it was essential for the future of the planet to figure out how to produce less of it.
Put a price on pollution and stop taxing income, employment and profits.
That’s the idea behind a new high-profile commission that hopes to restructure the tools Canada uses to guide its economy.
By Shawn McCarthy
A team of Canada’s most prominent economists and former political leaders have banded together to urge governments to reform their fiscal policies to improve environmental protection and economic performance.
By Eric Andrew-Gee
A new group hopes that bringing together strange political bedfellows can convince Canadians to invest in a cleaner environment. Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, launched Tuesday at the Design Exchange, hopes its eye-catching ranks will draw attention to ideas that have sometimes been seen as politically toxic.
By James Munson
Canadian governments should marry their fiscal systems with environmental protection in a historic shift that would be on par with public health care and free trade in its ramifications, said a new commission launched today in Toronto.
OTTAWA — A new private commission launching today has a message for federal, provincial and municipal governments: Helping the environment is good for the economy.
By: Brendan Boyd
When it comes to climate change, Canadian premiers may be bucking a trend of regional disputes and posturing, particularly when it comes to a national energy strategy.
By: Christopher Hume
Toronto is a city of many parts, but not one that amounts to more than the sum of those parts.
By Jeremy Oppenheim and Alex Wood
Tesla, the automobile company started by uber-entrepreneur Elon Musk, is valued by stock markets at $30 billion.
By The Editors
Most economists agree that a carbon tax is the best way to slow climate change. Make energy derived from fossil fuels more expensive, they say, and let the market do the rest.
By Lynn Desjardins
The world can take steps to fight climate change and still have healthy, growing economies, says the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.text
By: Paul Lanote
A major challenge facing society is discovering new ways to grow economies without growing environmental impacts, commonly referred to as “decoupling” economic growth from environmental degradation.