R01 - Featured Talk - Climate Change Mitigation: Carbon Pricing in the Canadian Federation - Joint UBC/ CPSA/ ESAC Session
Date: Jun 4 | Time: 08:30am to 10:00am | Location: The NEST 2601
Sponsor / Commanditaire : UBC, CPSA, ESAC, and the Smart Prosperity Institute
Chair/Président/Présidente : Kathryn Harrison (UBC) Kathryn Harrison
(Purdue University)David Houle
(independent scholar)Andrea Olive
(University of Toronto)Abstract: Climate change mitigation has proven difficult and contentious in the Canadian federation. Although in early 2018 the Trudeau government appeared to have gained a commitment by all but one province to put a price on carbon pollution, by year’s end the landscape had shifted dramatically, as opposition and even court challenges emerged from several provinces. The federal government will now impose a carbon tax over provincial government objections in Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and Manitoba in April 2019, while the prospect of Alberta’s non-compliance with federal conditions looms in 2020. In this Congress ‘Featured Talk’, hear from the experts on why different provinces have adopted distinctive approaches to carbon pricing, and how and why provincial governments have responded to the threat of a federal carbon tax.