Evidence of meeting #139 for Environment and Sustainable Development in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was pricing.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Chair  Mr. John Aldag (Cloverdale—Langley City, Lib.)
Andrew Leach  Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta, As an Individual
Nicholas Rivers  Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, As an Individual
Dale Beugin  Executive Director, Canada's Ecofiscal Commission
Mark Cameron  Executive Director, Clean Prosperity
David Sawyer  Senior Fellow, Smart Prosperity Institute
Mark Warawa  Langley—Aldergrove, CPC
Wayne Stetski  Kootenay—Columbia, NDP
Bev Shipley  Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, CPC
Julie Dzerowicz  Davenport, Lib.

5:25 p.m.

Executive Director, Clean Prosperity

Mark Cameron

Politically, those four provinces that don't like the federal carbon tax have the option to design a carbon pricing plan of their own, either cap and trade or carbon tax, and to use the revenues on whatever they want. If they don't like the federal plan, they have every opportunity to design their own plan.

5:25 p.m.

Senior Fellow, Smart Prosperity Institute

David Sawyer

I would say to the premiers, just implement the plans you've been designing. They're ready to go; they've all looked at it and they can just literally roll them out.

5:25 p.m.

Kootenay—Columbia, NDP

Wayne Stetski

Thank you.

5:25 p.m.

Mr. John Aldag (Cloverdale—Langley City, Lib.)

The Chair

That takes us to the end of our session today.

I'd like to thank each of our witnesses for being here. It's been a very good discussion.

The notice that we have indicates that our next meeting is on Thursday. It's actually going to be on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The notice is online, which is good. I don't want anybody to miss this. Perhaps we'll see a slightly different flavour in the discussion on Wednesday, but I think it's an important one.

Again, thank you for being here. Thanks to all the members for the excellent and respectful conversation that we've had today. Enjoy the rest of your wintery day in Ottawa.

The meeting is adjourned.