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POLICY BRIEF: Poll shows significant concerns with federal carbon tax plan

In late 2020, the Government of Canada announced the carbon tax would rise from $30 per ton to $170 per ton by 2030.

The government has argued this tax change will dissuade Canadians from using carbon-based fuels, helping to reduce our nation’s carbon dioxide emissions. Critics maintain the tax increase is far too costly and won’t deliver the intended results.

SecondStreet.org hired market research firm Leger to learn more about how Canadians feel about the proposed tax change.

We summarized the public opinion research in a policy brief – click here to read it.

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