Description: This past week Canada’s premiers met with the Prime Minister to discuss climate change. But the group was unable to come to a firm conclusion on any one way forward; rather there appears to have been a general agreement to make carbon more expensive. In New Brunswick, Premier Brian Gallant says this may be accomplished through the gasoline tax.
Date: March 4, 2016
1) Do you think that increasing the gas tax is the best way to approach this carbon reduction problem?
2) What do you think of the approach suggested by the Green Party leader to funnel the tax back to the population “by providing incentives to switch to heat pumps, insulate basements, and have businesses get new, high-efficiency equipment?”
3) How would the government’s financial statements account for a dedicated fund such as that proposed by Mr. Coon?