The market just wants certainty and a price on carbon provides that.
Canadian business leaders urge federal government, provinces to act on climate change
OTTAWA – Canadian corporate executives whose companies together employ more than a million people are urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers to press ahead with collective climate action, including putting a price on carbon emissions.
An open letter to the first ministers was released Thursday morning ahead of a planned meeting early next month in Ottawa, where the federal Liberals hope to finalize a pan-Canadian plan with all the provinces and territories.
“Canada has a history of taking far-sighted policy actions to capitalize on the opportunities created by global economic change,” says the letter.
“The time is right for the same kind of bold leadership.”
The 60-plus signatories include business leaders representing oil and gas, mining, forestry products, cement making, aluminium smelting, information technology, banking, grocery retail and building materials. Together, their businesses have revenues exceeding $300 billion annually.
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