On October 3, 2016 the federal government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to impose a price on carbon on provinces who do not do so by 2018, taking many provinces by surprise. The mandated price will start at $10 per tonne in 2018, and rise by $10 every year until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022. This show will outline the government’s plan, the overall economics of carbon pricing and current carbon pricing plans in Canada, the political reasoning behind this plan, as well as possible economic, environmental, and political outcomes.
Trevor Tombe is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and Research Fellow at the University Of Calgary School Of Public Policy. He comments regularly on carbon pricing policy in national news outlets such as Macleans and the National Post.
Keith Stewart leads Greenpeace Canada’s climate and energy campaign, and is also a part-time faculty member at the University of Toronto where he teaches a course on Energy Policy and the Environment. He has worked as an energy policy analyst and advocate for the last 15 years, including on successful campaigns to phase out coal-fired power plants and enact a Green Energy Act in Ontario.
Jonah Kotzer, Host
Steven Lamothe, Producer
Julia Chan & Katerina Kalenteridis, Technical Producers
Rajesh Sankat, Executive Producer
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