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Culture At A Crossroads

Episode 8

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Climate change was one of the most contentious issues in the 2019 federal election. Canadians are clearly concerned about the carbon footprint that we’re leaving.


However, our response has by no means been united. The federal government has a carbon tax effective across the country, but several Premiers have scoffed at this, including Doug Ford and Jason Kenney. 

Chris Ragan is a McGill professor, an economist by trade, and after spending a brief term working for Finance Canada, his eyes were opened to how inefficiently and ineffectively our country's was combating pollution. 

Following this stint, Ragan rallied together a group of economists to research and consider what Canada's best option was moving forward. He chaired Canada's Ecofiscal Commission from 2014-2019, and their findings did, in fact, point to carbon pricing. 

Ahead, Ragan will break down the often confusing environmental policy. He'll explain how it best serves both the economy and the environment. Along the way, Chris will share his own convictions for stewarding the land, and make an argument to Christians for the evidence of climate change. 

Welcome to the eighth (tenth unofficial) episode of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes here or search for Culture At A Crossroads on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free. 

This is an article written for The Simcoe Review based on the podcast.

Apr. 20, 2006 - Mulroney named "Greenest Prime Minister" in Canadian history

June 29, 2019 - the weaknesses of the Conservative's climate change plan for the 2019 election

June 28, 2019 - Ontario loses court appeal to remove Canada's carbon pricing 

Feb. 24, 2020 - Alberta wins court over Canada's carbon pricing

This is Canada's current carbon pricing plan

All of the reports that Canada's Ecofiscal Commission completed are available at their website.

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