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e-2542 (Taxation)

Initiated by Cedric Eveleigh from Chelsea, Quebec

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Canada has a national carbon pricing policy, legislating all provinces and territories to set a minimum and rising carbon fee—an important step to help Canada in its transition to clean energy;
  • In those provinces and territories where the federal backstop applies, we receive “Climate Action Incentives” through Line 45110 in our tax returns, and 80% of us come out ahead;
  • Canada’s federal backstop carbon pricing policy is similar to the carbon fee-and-dividend solution, as recommended by 27 Nobel Prize-winning economists, climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby;
  • Canada’s carbon price will increase to $50 per tonne in 2022, but that will not be enough to meet Canada’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030;
  • Modelling by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission shows that Canada must increase the price of carbon to $210 per tonne by 2030 to meet Canada’s current greenhouse gas emission target; and
  • Unless the rebates that voters receive are readily apparent as a cheque or bank deposit (rather than an income tax adjustment), an increase in carbon price to $210 per tonne or more will not be acceptable to many voters.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to steadily increase the carbon price to $210 per tonne or more by 2030, and to distribute the carbon pricing revenue to Canadians as cheques or bank deposits.
Open for signature
April 20, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 18, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Marc Serré (Nickel Belt)
October 6, 2020 (Petition No. 432-00074)
Photo - Marc Serré
Nickel Belt
Liberal Caucus
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