PBO says he has been told not to disclose government’s carbon price analysis – National

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux suggested the federal government is gagging him from sharing its own findings on the economic impact of the carbon price. During a Monday Finance Committee meeting, Giroux said the government has its own economic analysis, which he has seen but has not been released. “The government has economic analysis on … Read more

After PBO carbon price costing error, ‘results will be different’: minister – National

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says he expects the next carbon price analysis from parliamentary budget officer (PBO) Yves Giroux will yield a different result after the PBO corrected their past analysis. The original data has been frequently cited by the Conservatives in saying the pollution levy drives up the cost of living. “Clearly, if you … Read more

Liberal MP calls out PBO for error in carbon price analysis – National

By Nojoud Al Mallees The Canadian Press Posted May 28, 2024 3:28 pm 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The parliamentary secretary for Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland is criticizing the parliamentary budget officer for not issuing a more-public correction to its carbon price analysis after finding an error in it. … Read more

Planned anti-carbon price protests prompt security warning to MPs – National

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Planned protests against the carbon price outside Liberal and NDP MP offices on May 3 have prompted a security warning from the House of Commons. In an email to all 338 MPs and their staff on Thursday, the House of Commons’ sergeant-at-arms encouraged MPs to take extra … Read more

Trudeau says ‘good luck’ to Saskatchewan premier in carbon price spat

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe on Wednesday that the Canada Revenue Agency is “very, very good” at getting the money it’s owed. “Having an argument with CRA about not wanting to pay your taxes is not a position I want anyone to be in,” he said at a press conference in … Read more

NDP leader not saying if ‘fair’ carbon price includes levy on gasoline – National

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh did not answer on Monday when asked by reporters whether his party’s climate policy would include a carbon price on gasoline after saying he wants a more “fair” deal for working people. “Our position on fighting the climate crisis has not changed. We believe absolutely in a price on pollution, … Read more

Trudeau says he doesn’t ‘understand’ NDP position on carbon pricing – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he doesn’t “understand” the NDP position on the federal carbon price, specifically on the fuel charge, after NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said fighting climate change can’t be done while dividing people. “I feel for the NDP and for Jagmeet. This is a hard moment. There are political headwinds. There’s a … Read more

Trudeau should meet with premiers on carbon price, MPs say as motion passes – National

The House of Commons is calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have an “emergency meeting” with the premiers to talk about alternatives to the federal carbon price, adopting a non-binding Conservative motion to push for this meeting, with support of the NDP and Bloc Quebecois. Prior to question period Wednesday, NDP environment critic Laurel … Read more

Poilievre wants Trudeau to have carbon price meeting on TV with premiers – National

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have a “publicly televised” meeting with the premiers to talk about the carbon price increase. “I think he’s too scared,” Poilievre said Monday morning when asked if he thinks Trudeau would meet with the premiers on TV. Natural Resource Minister Jonathan Wilkinson told … Read more

Budget 2024: Here’s what Canadians want from Ottawa – National

Canadians are mostly looking for help paying their bills in the 2024 federal budget, not investments in the military or clean energy transitions, according to polling released Friday. The Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News surveyed 1,000 Canadians between March 15 and 18 about what their top three priorities were for the upcoming federal … Read more