Swap the carbon tax for real infrastructure change in rural Canada

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Opinion

When it comes to addressing climate change, there is no shortage of money changing hands. Here in Canada, the federal government tacked on a $20/tonne carbon price for Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick after these provinces failed to meet Ottawa’s targets on carbon pricing. Without a “price on pollution” the federal backstop has become the new norm. In New York City, a new toll will apply to every car crossing 60th Avenue in a bid to get big money for transit upgrades while also reducing the congestion and emissions that Manhattan is famous for. In Australia, the government announced AUS$3.5…

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