Carbon pricing about cash, not climate

How can you tell if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s premiers are sincere about fighting climate change through carbon pricing, as opposed to just taking more of our money for their governments?

The answer is if they favour genuinely revenue neutral carbon pricing — either through carbon taxes or cap-and-trade — they’re sincere.

If not, then they’re just using carbon pricing as the pretext for a cash grab.

  • Reader

    You have to remember a lot of money is needed for all the unemployed and “underemployed” Liberal Party hacks.

    • Who could forget.

    • tom_billesley

      They can raise some money by charging the towns that don’t want an allocation of rapefugees.

      • Liberal Progressive

        But this country was founded with Islam….. no that was Obama who said that about the USA.

        Well, if we don’t make most of our immigrants be poor illiterate Muslims they and the press will call us racists! See there is the reason for more immigrants and more taxes to pay for them all…. I think.

  • Canadian Born

    Where is the choice that Canadians are supposed to have. If Canada was freedom of choice then I choose not to participate in this unfounded carbon pricing BS and not participate in supporting refugees, but then again we Canadians do not have freedom of choice right?

  • Ford Prefect

    Where is this Canada you keep talking about? The palce that used to be Canada is now known ad the big Ponzi scheme waiting to blow up. The carbon tax is a weapon to attack the citizen and they know it.

  • Exile1981

    The new bill 20 in Alberta is more about police powers and a private ndp police force than about new money.

  • Jaedo Drax

    When this first came out, I wrote to the Sun and pointed out that a carbon credit in the European market was going for about 5 euros or about $7CDN, magically, the Ontario credit is going to be somehow worth $15 to $17cdn in the first year. ( shows the EU market info, todays price is EU$5.96).

    California’s market is at US$12.45, and is barely making any trades ( no trades since May 30). With their last auction imploding as no one seem to want to bid on new credits.

  • Clausewitz

    The weather changes continually. However I still live in a Northern Temperate Zone climate just like I have all my life.