why a carbon tax
and rebate?

A price on carbon pollution motivates people to change their behaviour. When something is more expensive, people find alternatives that will help them save money.


A rebate means the cost of the carbon tax is offset for those people who can’t use those alternatives. It rewards people who do make changes, reinforcing the fact that they’re doing the right thing.

Reasons to support
a carbon tax

  1. carbon pollution shouldn’t be free

  2. it works (see next section)

  3. it’s the lowest cost way to reduce our emissions

  4. it gives people the freedom to choose whether to change their behaviour

  5. it spurs economic growth

where carbon pricing
is working

Canada’s not alone

40+ countries are putting a price on carbon

British Columbia’s done it

It’s the fastest growing economy in Canada and has had a carbon tax for over 10 years

in the last 10 years

The UK has reduced emissions to levels not seen since the 19th century

world’s first carbon tax

Sweden introduced the one of the world’s first carbon taxes in 1991, reducing emissions while growing its economy

who supports
carbon pricing


Manning has argued that “simple, revenue-neutral carbon pricing is the most conservative approach available to fighting emissions”


The Pope has said “carbon pricing is ‘essential’ to stem global warming”

canadian chamber
of commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has supported putting a price on carbon since 2011, as part of a coherent strategy to deal with climate change

carbon rebate calculator

carbon rebate

The federal government returns 100% of carbon tax revenue to households, businesses, and nonprofits. Find out how much you can expect:

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