Technology, not tax, should be focus of carbon reduction strategy, Canadian Taxpayers Federation says – CTV News Saskatoon

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) claimed on Thursday that carbon pricing doesn’t reduce carbon emissions.
The group held a media event in Saskatoon to bring attention to the plan before rebates go out to Saskatchewan families on Friday.
"The Trudeau carbon tax is not an environmental plan, it’s a tax plan," CTF Prairie Director Robin Speer said in an email to CTV News.
Speer said British Columbia has had the highest carbon pricing in Canada for years and yet emissions have increased there. Emissions also increased in Canada in the first year of federal carbon pricing, Speer said.
"The government should create an environment so we can see businesses invest in technology to drive down emissions."
Speer said the Canadian agriculture sector has seen "huge successes" in reducing emissions with no-till farming, while enhanced oil recovery in the energy industry has led to more carbon being sequestered and a significant reduction in emissions.
"So we should also find ways to export that technology to help others around the world reduce their emissions, which in many cases are much higher than in Canada."
The CTF also shone a spotlight on a March 24 report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer which found that when including the loss in inflation-adjusted employment and investment income due to carbon pricing, carbon costs will exceed rebates in 2030-31. Under this model, carbon pricing would then cost the average Saskatchewan family $1,464.
That report did not account for the economic and environmental costs of climate change. It also found that when looking only at the carbon levy and related GST paid minus the rebate received, the average Saskatchewan family would be $495 in the black.
A 2013 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development found that carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change.
Last year, the World Economic Forum held up British Columbia as having a "textbook example" of a carbon tax, saying it has been successful in significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions without compromising economic growth and development.
The common-law spouse of the man responsible for the Nova Scotia mass shooting told an inquiry Friday that she lied to police about his illegal weapons and failed to report earlier violent behaviour because she was deeply afraid of him.

The man responsible for Toronto's deadly 2018 van attack is seeking to appeal his conviction on 10 counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder.

The cost of dairy is set to rise again across Canada, but one food policy expert says there may be relief on the horizon if other food prices stabilize before the end of the year.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is replacing the province’s health minister and the CEO of the Horizon Health Network following the death of a patient waiting in a Fredericton emergency department this week.

While some Canadians are left axing plans for home improvements and decreasing grocery budgets, others, including those hoping to enter the housing market amid now-falling prices, see the recent interest rate hike as a 'positive' opportunity.

Ivana Trump, former U.S. President Donald Trump's first wife who passed away on Thursday, died as a result of an accident, the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) said Friday.

A Vancouver surgeon and businessman has lost his appeal of a landmark court case that threatened the foundations of the Canadian health-care system.

As the ramifications of inflation continue to ripple throughout the Canadian economy, rampant staffing shortages are leading to increases in employment wages, which one economist says may make things worse.

Before Ripudaman Singh Malik was gunned down in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, a white Honda CRV pulled up to the shooting scene. Homicide investigators say the occupants waited hours for him to arrive.

A simple traffic stop on Kamsack’s 3rd Avenue led to two arrests Thursday afternoon, along with allegations of racism.

A second case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Saskatchewan, a news release from the province said.

A 38-year-old man killed in a fatal shooting in Langham, Sask. will be laid to rest on Friday.

A Manitoba man who spent the past four months volunteering in war-torn Ukraine was reunited with his daughter at a Blue Bombers game in Winnipeg.

Restaurant owners in Winnipeg are finding it difficult to compete with higher-paying jobs, with some saying experienced servers are hard to find.

For many, once-cherished porcelain sets are now collecting dust. It's a shift being felt around the world, from a home in Winnipeg to one of the oldest porcelain manufacturers in the world.

A 40-year-old Lethbridge woman faces more than 15 charges, including attempted murder, in connection with Thursday's hostage taking at the Lethbridge Legal Guidance office.

After trading field goals early in the second quarter, Winnipeg went up 13-10 when Collaros connected with Agudosi in the corner of the end zone at 13:08.

A chuckwagon racing horse was euthanized Thursday night after suffering a serious injury during the Calgary Stampede.

Two people are in custody and police are looking for a third after a kidnapping at a Métis settlement north of Edmonton earlier this week.

The tornado warning issued for Yellowhead County has ended. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Brazeau County near Cynthia and Lodgepole.

A brother and sister from Edmonton are trying to piece together what happened to their mother last month in Ecuador.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is moving and his Toronto house has hit the market for $3.2 million.

A man who was operating an electric scooter is in life-threatening condition after being struck by a vehicle in downtown Toronto on Friday evening, police say.

Most Torontonians know what it is like to be stuck in traffic on Lake Shore Boulevard.

The average wait time to see a doctor in Ottawa's emergency departments increased in May, with three Ottawa hospitals ranking in the top 10 in Ontario for the longest wait times.

Residents of Ottawa and eastern Ontario checking their bank accounts Friday were surprised to see a payment from the Canada Revenue Agency.

An Ottawa woman travelling to Stockholm with her family has been stranded in London, U.K. for several days, caught up in the massive struggles plaguing the airline industry.

A caregiver from Port Coquitlam, B.C., who was charged in connection with the 2018 death of a B.C. woman with Down syndrome has been found guilty of one of the two charges against her.

There were no indications Ripudaman Singh Malik was concerned for his personal safety leading up to his death on Thursday, according to his grieving family.

A wildfire just west of Lytton, B.C., has burned at least half a dozen homes but is spreading in the opposite direction of the village, officials said Friday.

Oleksandr Kyyanytsya, a 32-year-old Ukrainian-Canadian with cerebral palsy, will cross 200 kilometres by foot on Saturday to raise funds for Ukrainian children needing amputation surgery.

The Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine tunnel is partially closed Friday evening due to a vehicle on fire.

During the federal Health Minister's visit to Quebec to sign a flu vaccine deal, a similar topic — that of COVID-19 vaccines — inevitably came up.

The Capital Regional District is calling on the federal and provincial governments to settle land claims with Indigenous groups in an effort to revive Vancouver Island's rail corridor.

One man was injured Thursday evening after a fire broke out aboard a boat in Nanaimo, B.C.

The City of Victoria is moving ahead with plans to redevelop Government Street into a pedestrian-focused district dotted with patios and bookended by new public plazas.

The common-law spouse of the man responsible for the Nova Scotia mass shooting told an inquiry Friday that she lied to police about his illegal weapons and failed to report earlier violent behaviour because she was deeply afraid of him.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is replacing the province’s health minister and the CEO of the Horizon Health Network following the death of a patient waiting in a Fredericton emergency department this week.

Like a cherished family member with an addiction they are unable to recognize, the United States of America needs an intervention from those who care. The USA is tragically addicted to guns and the right to own them, use them and abuse them.

A 46-year-old man from the Greater Sudbury area drowned in Lake Mindemoya on July 13, Ontario Provincial Police said Friday.

Mars Inc has been sued by a consumer who claims that Skittles candies are unfit to eat because they contain a known toxin that the company had pledged six years ago to phase out.

A Sudbury man caught on video using racist language has been charged with "hate-motivated charges," Greater Sudbury Police said Friday.

According to police, Khoen Vankoughnett was in touch with a family member Thursday night but police have yet to locate him.

A transport truck driver has been charged after crashing into the CN Railway Bridge in Strathroy, Ont.

Sarnia police are searching for a 33-year-old man who they say hasn’t been seen since July 6.

CTV News Programs
Local News
© 2022 All rights reserved. Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

source

Share:

More Posts

Market Research

Pulse Surveys

Turn feedback into action

Our survey platform makes it easy to measure and understand feedback so you can drive growth and innovation

Pulse Handshak

Pulse Handshak

Collaborative online survey tool for the market research industry. Remote assisted surveying just like face-to-face interviews. Here interviewers can talk to the respondent over the web-console without the need for any other communication channel and share the same Q're with responses and click actions.

Pulse FE

Pulse FE

Pulse Field Expert or Pulse FE is the main platform for both offline and online survey at softofficepro.com. It is robust and used by hundreds of clients over tens of years with millions of responses. Do it once Q're and deploy on both offline devices (android) and online forms makes it a great cost effective platform for any kind of responses

Pulse Ultimate

Pulse Ultimate

Pulse Ultimate is targeted for tracking studies and retail audits. An offline survey system offering extreme field control including processes like data quality check, back-check, rework, comparison with previous wave data etc. helps to get the best results on a day-to-day basis

Pulse LS

Pulse LS

Use a managed Limesurvey and our expertise for creating complex forms and token based user management. Use optional mailing system to send survey invitation to each participant and track progress of the response status. Industry standard SPSS / R output supported