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The price of gas and the taste of crow

The price of gas and the taste of crow

Over the past few days, I’ve been involved in a lot of discussion on Twitter and in other fora about the distribution of transportation fuel expenditures across Canadian households.¬† The purpose of this post is two-fold: first, to eat a little crow for an error of my own, and then to provide some additional data […]

What can we learn from the church carbon tax fiasco?

What can we learn from the church carbon tax fiasco?

Yesterday morning, United Conservative Party candidate for Brooks-Medicine Hat and well-known conservative activist Michaela Glasgo tweeted a claim, since debunked, that her church,¬†Hillcrest Evangelical Missionary Church in Medicine Hat, would be facing a $50,000 bill from Alberta’s carbon tax next year.¬† The claim, and the subsequent challenges to it, were picked up by the Edmonton […]

House Standing Committee on Environment

House Standing Committee on Environment

The following is a transcript of my remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development from Monday, January 28. 2019. Please check against delivery. Thank you for inviting me to appear before your Standing Committee to make the case in favour of carbon pricing. I am an Associate Professor at […]