Thank you, Madam Chair.
Mr. Lucas, it's public knowledge that the carbon price is set to be $50 by 2022, but in aNational Post article on March 30, 2017, it was revealed through an access to information request by our party, the Conservative Party, the official opposition, that, to meet climate target objectives, the price of carbon would in fact have to go up to $300. That's another $250—a significant increase—by 2050. That's not a lot of time. That's only another 28 years.
I'm looking to you, Mr. Lucas, to confirm that these discussions are in fact taking place. It's painful for Canadians in terms of carbon pricing. There's the lack of transparency by this government in an effort to inform Canadians as to the price of carbon, to allow them to prepare and change and consider what this means for their lifestyles and families. This continues to be hidden. Mr. Lucas, can you please confirm that these discussions are taking place in regard to a $300 price on carbon by 2050?