Perfecting Canadian Climate Policy
By Dennis McConaghy
Presently, the Trudeau government’s climate policy identifies with the long-term aspiration of achieving zero net emission in Canada by 2050. More specifically, Canada unconditionally commits to meeting its Paris emission reduction target for 2030.To meet both objectives Canada will de facto impose a national carbon tax over the remainder of the decade rising to $170/tonne by 2030. However, this carbon tax regime is not necessarily the only policy instrument that will be imposed if meeting the Paris target is expected to be achieved.