Environmental Opportunity: Reducing Emissions
We need to reduce emissions. The scientific evidence is clear. Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time.
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In May 2015, the Harper government announced a target of reducing emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Canada needs to take action. To win the 2019 election, Conservatives need a credible plan to reduce emissions.
There is a right way to reduce emissions and a wrong way.
The wrong way is the Trudeau government’s plan, which is not revenue neutral to the taxpayer.
The wrong way is Alberta’s carbon tax, where the government is using carbon revenues to spend on government programs. The wrong way is Ontario’s cap and trade system, where the government is using carbon revenues to spend on government programs.
The right way is a revenue neutral carbon tax, just like British Columbia. BC’s “small c” conservative government introduced a revenue neutral carbon tax in 2008. It used the money to cut income taxes. The result? BC has reduced emissions. It has the lowest income taxes in Canada. And it has the fastest growing economy.
I have a plan to reduce emissions. A Conservative plan based on the power of free markets. A plan based on the BC model.
A Conservative Party led by Michael Chong will:
- Introduce a revenue neutral Federal Carbon Tax
- Eliminate "green" regulations, programs, funds and indirect subsidies
Introducing a revenue neutral Federal Carbon Tax will ensure that:
- Canada meets its commitment to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030
- Taxes are cut using Federal Carbon Tax revenues
Eliminating carbon regulations, programs, funds and indirect subsidies will:
- Reduce the cost of carbon regulation and reduce the cost of government
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For more in-depth analysis of my plan, read the backgrounder!
The reviews are in – and economists are praising Michael Chong’s bold strategy to cut income taxes and reduce Canada’s emissions.