why a carbon tax
A price on carbon pollution motivates people to change their behaviour. When something is more expensive, they will figure out ways to find an alternative where they can that will save them money.
A rebate means the cost of the carbon tax is offset for those people who can’t use those alternatives. And it rewards the ones who do make the changes, reinforcing the fact that they’re doing the right thing and encouraging others to do the same.
Reasons to support
a carbon tax
carbon pollution shouldn’t be free
it’s proven, it works (see next section)
it’s the lowest cost way to reduce our emissions
it gives people the freedom to choose whether to change their behaviour
it spurs economic growth
where carbon pricing
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
Manning has argued that “simple, revenue-neutral carbon pricing is the most conservative approach available to fighting emissions”
carbon rebate calculator
The Federal Government is returning 90% of carbon tax revenue to households. Find out how much you can expect :