Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce clarifies position on Carbon Tax
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s recent report, A Competitive Transition and the follow-up media coverage surrounding it indicated the business community across Canada was in support of a carbon tax.
The members of the Chamber of Commerce Network in Saskatchewan are not supportive of the federally proposed carbon tax and have made their position on the matter clear for years.
“The Canadian Chamber of Commerce position on a carbon tax was decided many years ago and a lot has changed since then. While we support an orderly transition to a low-carbon economy, a carbon tax is not the right mechanism to move us effectively toward that goal,” said Saskatchewan Chamber CEO Steve Mclellan.
“The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce has been active on the issue of carbon taxes and our policy on the matter has been clear and concise and very much in support of the Government of Saskatchewan’s efforts. The imposition of a carbon tax is not the right tool to serve our environmental or economic needs,” added Greater Saskatoon Chamber CEO Darla Lindbjerg.