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British Columbia’s carbon tax is working – both economically and environmentally

Ben Polley, award-winning green builder in Guelph, ON, says that not all taxes are bad taxes - and BC's carbon tax is a case in point


January 11, 2017
By canadiancontractor

Last week, we published a post by Questo, who called Ontario’s new “cap and trade” carbon tax “insanity.”

Award-winning green builder Ben Polley, Evolve Builders, Guelph wrote this in reply…

“I agree with Questo’s comments to the extent that cap and trade is highly exposed to politicization/political interference with good policy decisions. By contrast, however, I would argue that not all taxes are bad taxes – it should all be about societal benefit against cost. To that end, BC has implemented a simpler carbon tax. Since doing so, I believe that their economy has outperformed all other major (by population) provinces, while their carbon intensity has declined at or near the top of all provinces per capita. Win win.”


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2 Comments » for British Columbia’s carbon tax is working – both economically and environmentally
  1. Oliber says:

    https://www.therebel.media/un_climate_results_are_only_possible_through_corruption

    Dear Ben Polley,

    Please open the link, will show you the graphics, maybe Questo is right, what those readings are telling you? One of the top Canadian environment scientist was barred from public media, just the fact he his exposing the fraud about cap and trade, tax. Would you not wonder why?

  2. Questo says:

    https://www.therebel.media/opinion_there_is_no_scientific_justification_for_a_carbon_tax

    The facts are the facts, politicians dove in to fast for cash grab, on this issue. They though their lies will survived.

    Al Gore soon will be fuming on booth sides, of his body holes.
    The unbelievable fraud, how far these crooks will drag this scam?

    CAP AND TRADE OR CARBON TAX IS NOT ONLY INSANITY, ITS A FRAUDULENT VENTURE. WILL WYNNE NEXT APROVAIL RATING BE 5%
    OR WILL SHE RESIGN WITH A BAG OF SCANDALS ON HER BACK PACK.
    AFTER THIS FRAUD CARBON TAX BE EXPOSE CANADA WIDE?
    ALL POLITICIANS WORLD WIDE WANT THIS FRAUD (carbon tax) SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH PUBLIC EXTORTION, BASED ON LIES, FAKE REPORTS.

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