The Canada We Want in 2020 Speaker Series: How to sell carbon pricing to Canadians

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The magnitude of the carbon crisis is such that every possible tool needs to be available to policy makers as they craft their response.

The issue of carbon pricing is intensely polarized in Canada.

This panel projected forward and addressed the challenges and opportunities in moving beyond such polarization to develop a more constructive dialogue around carbon, climate and our energy future.

We discussed how carbon pricing can be brought back into the stable of acceptable policy options at a federal level.

We presented lessons from jurisdictions where carbon pricing is already in place, and expert views on the challenge of marketing complex policies.

Watch video interviews with each of our panelists:

  • The Hon. Jean Charest, former Premier of Quebec, partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Kathryn Harrison, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
  • Elizabeth May, M.P., Leader of the Green Party of Canada
  • Eric Newell, Chair of Alberta’s Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation, former Chancellor of the University of Alberta
  • Bob Inglis, former U.S. Republican Congressman and Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative of George Mason University

Featured Participants

  • Elizabeth May MP
  • Eric Newell
  • Hon. Jean Charest PC
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  • Kathryn Harrison

VenueChateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 CA