No good reason for carbon tax
There is no justification for applying a tax on emitters of carbon dioxide because it would increase the cost of manufactured goods, yet would not result in any significant decrease in global temperature. The amount of this gas from Canada is so small compared with that of major producers such as China and the United States that it becomes insignificant. This becomes glaringly obvious when, using data from the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) for the year 2015, China emitted in 19 days the same amount of carbon dioxide that Canada emitted in 12 months.Nevertheless, should a case be made for the reduction of this gas, it would surely be more effective to offer an incentive such as a tax reduction to those companies that will reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. David Lanceman, Kanata
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