In a Donald Trump world, Canada’s carbon tax regimen makes little sense

Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is as much about principle as practicality. Although Canadian emissions represent just 1.6% of the global total, we remain among the world’s top 10 emitters and have a particularly high rate on a per capita basis. There is also a moral argument that people who consume the world’s resources should pay their fair share, and do their best to mitigate any damage they produce.