He declares himself Republican.

He says "capitalism is a wonderful system".

He goes on to present the most realistic, socially-just, climate plan I've come across.



@mpjgregoire The wiki page en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_f claims Canadians receive carbon dividends. That right?

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@douginamug That Wikipedia article says it's (mostly) only for British Columbia. Also, the more specific article [¹] says it's offset by a reduction in other taxes rather than a pure dividend.

[¹] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_



As @edavies says, the oldest carbon tax plan in Canada is in BC, and there they've had reductions in tax rates, not direct cheques to individuals. In Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick, citizens have received credits on their annual income tax forms for the last two years.

There's nothing for people in Québec like me, so I have no direct experience of the system.

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@douginamug Sort of. In Canada all provinces and territories are required to put a price on carbon emissions. Mostly they have cap and trade systems. If there is no provincial plan, then the federal carbon tax applies, with the revenue going either to individual citizens, or transferred to provincial governments, as chosen by those governments. Furthermore, the national system is rather new.


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