CANADIANS, INCLUDING BUSINESS GROUPS, support Trudeau’s proposed carbon-pricing plan announced Tuesday. So why are some politicians opposed? The short answer is politics, although games are being played by both sides.
Recent polling from Environics Research shows that nine out of ten Canadians are concerned about climate change. And a majority support carbon pricing, except in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Tony Coulson from Environics Research says:
“For many Canadians, it appears their concern about the consequences of climate change is strong enough that they’re willing to bear some cost to help stop it (Globe and Mail October 16, 2108).”
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.