Carbon pricing plan faces opposition, uncertainty, poll reveals
The majority of Canadians either don’t approve or are not aware of the federal government’s carbon pricing plan, suggests a new survey by Forum Research.
The results were based on a Jan. 7 telephone poll of 1226 randomly selected Canadians over the age of 18. Forty-three per cent of those surveyed said they disapprove and an additional 35 per cent said they were not aware of the details of the pricing plan. The numbers did not change The carbon price plan has two prongs and one of them is a pricing system for heavy emitters in industries like cement and fertilizer production.
much when the pricing plan was called a “carbon tax.”
The survey does not measure the reasons for the opposition and lack of awareness.
The federal government’s carbon price plan has two prongs:
One of the them is a pricing system for heavy emitters in industries like cement and fertilizer production. Companies
in these industries get a set amount of emissions taxfree. Firms that emit less than their industry allotment will receive credits. Firms that emit more than their industry allotment can either buy credits from their competitors or pay the federal tax.
Read about the second prong of the plan and more at thestar.com/canada