Is B.C. doing enough to combat climate change? The government says yes, citing the carbon tax. But critics say that while B.C. was ahead of its time in 2007, it's now falling behind. What do you think?
In May, Premier Christy Clark appointed leaders from B.C. businesses, communities, First Nations, academia and the environmental sector to give advice for the government’s climate leadership plan. Just before the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris November 30, the climate leadership team released its recommendations which include reinstituting annual increases in the carbon tax starting in 2018 when the carbon tax freeze ends. The government says it “would only consider an increase in the carbon tax under a regime where emission-intensive, trade-exposed industries are fully protected from any carbon tax increase.”