Matt Horne, Pembina Institute, Feb 19 2013
I spent today in the B.C. budget lockup, and yes, it was as inspiring and exciting as I’m sure you can imagine a budget lockup would be. One of the things I was interested in was the outcome of the province’s carbon tax review, which was announced in last year’s budget.
David Roberts, Grist.org, November 19 2012
House GOP leaders recently confirmed again what I wrote last week: There isn’t going to be a carbon tax in the next two years or, probably, for as long as the GOP controls the House. I’ve been asked by a few climate types, “Why not spend your time pushing for it rather than poo-pooing its chances?” It’s a reasonable question. The answer, I suppose, is that I do not regard it with the same reverence as many economists and climate hawks.
Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press, Times-Colonist, October 28, 2012
Party members at Whistler convention reject a call to eliminate lucrative levy
British Columbia's Liberals still support their carbon tax.
Chris Wood, LA Times, February 29, 2012
Five years ago, the province of British Columbia launched a quest to slash its carbon emissions. Here's what it has learned.
Ian Bailey, Globe and Mail, Feb. 21, 2012
VICTORIA— B.C. Liberals are questioning a key tenet of North America’s only carbon tax, enacted into law by former premier Gordon Campbell.
By Brian Roberts, Adam Kreek And Chris McDowell, Vancouver Sun September 27, 2011
Environmentally friendly products taxed as if they were derived from the fossil fuels they aim to replace
Paul Willcocks, Times Colonist, May 11, 2011
School districts across B.C. are chopping budgets because they don't have enough money.
At the same time, they're being forced to fork over millions for globalwarming carbon offsets - and some of the money is handed over as subsidies to profitable corporations.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun September 16, 2010
A 48-cent hike in the price of gasoline is needed to fight climate change, Pembina Institute says
SCOTT SIMPSON, Vancouver Sun, July 30, 2010
But a government official says cap-and-trade program, carbon tax will be mutually exclusive
British Columbia industries will face two sets of environmental regulations for their greenhouse gas emissions.
Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail, Jan. 23, 2010
The economics of sequestration are expensive on a per-tonne basis
Quebec is expected to receive somewhat more than $8.5-billion in equalization payments next year, up from about $8.3-billion this year. The payments will represent about 11 per cent of the government's total revenues.