Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Eric Mundle Nothing but a tax grab, that's why Australia repealed their carbon tax! All it did was drive up the price of everything, especially anything energy related. This will do nothing for the environment!--Julie Ali I agree with you. This is all about greenwashing by the NDP and Liberals. When you are returning the money to most Albertans why would anyone change their behavior? The NDP did this tax so as to get pipelines approved by the federal government. It's all political expediency decision making on the part of the NDP and the Liberals. Nothing will change in terms of climate change mitigation and as usual citizens will pay more for everything. Junk government at it's best.-

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Evaluating and comparing the impact of different carbon taxes is complicated for several reasons.
It's Day 3 of Alberta's new carbon tax regime. Are you driving less? Putting on a sweater and turning down the thermostat? Considering solar panels, perhaps?
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Eric Mundle Nothing but a tax grab, that's why Australia repealed their carbon tax! All it did was drive up the price of everything, especially anything energy related. This will do nothing for the environment!
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Mike Van Dee Lol like Australia uses as much energy as us...
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Jill Anderson That move is being called the most ignoble in Australia's history. The carbon tax was repealed, not because it was ineffective - many results and reports showed the opposite - but because Tony Abbott campaigned on it and his right wing supporters expected it. So don't go around spreading crap that it was repealed for any other reason other than politics.
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Brandon T. O'Brien Hey, if prices went up overnight, that's nothing to do with the government, because the impact of the tax hasn't even hit yet. That's just dirty economics and businesses looking to gouge their customers while blaming someone else.
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Jose Lujan And keep in mind that it's just not 4 cents at the pump but also covering the increased pertains costs that businesses will undoubtedly pass on to consumers, which of course is taxed and more money for the government.
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Shawn Ferrie I wish people would stop calling it a tax grab by the Liberals because the next thing people will be suggesting that the Liberals are lacking integrity!
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Brjann Henwood Jill Anderson where are these reports you speak of. Because economics 101 says carbon is a price inelastic commodity, and taxing a price inelastic commodity does not greatly effect its consumption. People will still use carbon because they need to ...See More
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Jay Pink Because everyone knows it's a fundamental human right to pollute for free. People and corporations should never have to pay for a portion of the damage they cause.
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John MacKenzie Jill Anderson You're right on the money today's extreme left government is handing power to the right!
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Brjann Henwood Jay Pink except it is not corporations it is people who cannot afford it. And it will have no impact.
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Ed Speers John MacKenzie That makes no sense.
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Alfred Toh This is a reason why it's "complicated". ....a tax grab . I call this an Economic Penalty especially to the little guys!
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Patrick Bell Brandon T. O'Brien yup, gas prices, eh?
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Joshua Wilks Jay Pink, when we pay for the portion of damaged caused, where does that money go? To fixing the damage, is it permanent or temporary? Does it go towards research and development of sustainable energy? Or is it just more disposable tax to waste on another country that will have zero lasting effects?
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Jp Malette Shawn Ferrie why?
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Penny Harper Jill Anderson You are correct. I just finished reading about the repeal and it was totally political and pandering to big businesses - aka the biggest polluters. So it went from taxing them for their pollution to paying them via the tax payer to come up with solutions to their own pollution. Now Australia has to some how ratify the Paris Agreement knowing they can't meet the 2030 targets.
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Jose Lujan True, but eventually these costs will be passed down to us. Here in the GTA, I've seen some stations NOT raise their prices $.04. But with that acknowledged, the issues concerning this are very valid.
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Dustin Hamilton Taxing carbon is never going to reduce the amount of people using cars. It just means the little guy has to pay even more to make ends meet. BC is fuckig ridiculous.
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Darryl Reid Notley is a fn joke. Out with her !!
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Brandon T. O'Brien Brjann Henwood 

I'm pretty sure carbon pricing falls into a "bubble" category, actually.
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You can’t understand what Trump’s doing to America without understanding the “Carbon Bubble”
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Brjann Henwood Brandon T. O'Brien Regardless of this bubble, does the tax work ... no. It has not worked in Australia, and many leading economists, and anyone who has taken economics in university knows that trying to reduce consumption of an inelastic good by taxi...See More
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Mike Ruddell Good articles. Maybe Alberta should have used the carbon tax to make a connection to site C and then let BC Hydro compete with coal plants and drive them out without paying them off.
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Tony J II Canadians are not as smart as Australians taxes in Canada are for life or get renamed...
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Lorne Harvey Jay Pink i would put a 1000 dolllar internet tax on you
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Julie Ali I agree with you. This is all about greenwashing by the NDP and Liberals. When you are returning the money to most Albertans why would anyone change their behavior? The NDP did this tax so as to get pipelines approved by the federal government. It's all political expediency decision making on the part of the NDP and the Liberals. Nothing will change in terms of climate change mitigation and as usual citizens will pay more for everything. Junk government at it's best.
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