Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission critiques new study for “overestimating effects of carbon pricing”

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5 November 2019: This week the Conference Board of Canada released an analysis of the impacts of carbon pricing on Canadian industry called Tipping the Scales: Assessing carbon competitiveness and leakage potential for Canada’s EITEIs. The report explains and unpacks some key nuances around competitiveness and leakage. But shortcomings in its framing and methodology ultimately detract from its accuracy and usefulness, claims the Canadian Ecofiscal Commission. In particular, the Commission states that the report: casts too broad a net on the sectors they consider to be emissions-intensive and trade-exposed, wrongly assumes that no costs are passed through to consumers and takes a static view of the Canadian economy. To read the full report and the commentary of the Commission, follow the link.