Lunch with noted economist Tom Courchene

July 13, 2008

Noted economist Tom Courchene speaks to a sold out Canada 2020 luncheon crowd, setting out why the idea of a carbon tax is gaining ground as the preferred policy instrument for addressing climate change. At the lunch, he outlined how one might be workable and some likely impacts on Canadian firms internationally.

Courchene also called for the creation of a robust infrastructure for the coming economic federalism required to address climate change.

Read Prof. Courchene’s new paper: Climate Change, Competitiveness, and Environmental Federalism: The Case For A Carbon Tax. Also available are his National Post Op-ed, his Globe Op-ed or his article in Policy Options. Watch it on CPAC online.

This event is brought to you with the support of Scotiabank, Oracle, TELUS, CIBC, Power Corporation of Canada, HP Canada, Astra Zeneca, Nexen, Pickworth Investments LP, and individual members of the Canada 2020 Founders’ Circle.

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