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 November 17, 2014 BC carbon tax hailed as textbook case of good public policy

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?

 November 12, 2014 U.S.-China Climate Deal To Turn Up Pressure On Canada

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.

 November 10, 2014 Opinion: 'Ecofiscal' policies adjust market forces for the sake of the environment

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.

 November 7, 2014 How to fight global warming without destroying the economy? Use a little Econ 101

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.

 November 4, 2014 EcoFiscal group seeks a way to tax pollution, not jobs

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.

 November 4, 2014 High-profile group urges fiscal reform to help environment, 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.

 November 4, 2014 Political stars, business leaders unite incall for greener economic policies

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.

 November 4, 2014 New Ecofiscal Commission trumpets next great Canadian policy shift

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.

 November 4, 2014 Putting a price on pollution is the way to go: Ecofiscal Commission

OTTAWA — A new private commission launching today has a message for federal, provincial and municipal governments: Helping the environment is good for the economy.

 October 16, 2014 Manitoba can lead climate debate

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.

 October 15, 2014 Toronto should take a leaf from three other greening cities: Hume

By: Christopher Hume

Toronto is a city of many parts, but not one that amounts to more than the sum of those parts.

 October 1, 2014 Canada’s prosperity requires greater leadership and credible climate policies

By Jeremy Oppenheim and Alex Wood

Tesla, the automobile company started by uber-entrepreneur Elon Musk, is valued by stock markets at $30 billion.

 September 29, 2014 Climate March, Climate Summit, Climate Tax?

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.

 September 22, 2014 Fighting climate change is affordable: notables

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

 September 18, 2014 Greening Economic Growth: How Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?

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.


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