Kathryn Harrison is a professor of political science at the University of British Columbia. She has published widely on Canadian and US environmental and climate policy.


Lessons from British Columbia’s carbon tax

British Columbia’s carbon tax, adopted in 2008, was celebrated internationally as a textbook model of carbon taxation. The province’s even-handed coverage of fossil fuel consumption by both households and industrial sources was a departure from …

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Carbon pricing across Canada

Although economists favour carbon pricing as the most efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the policy has taken an unpredictable path in Canada. With four constitutional challenges and even more provincial opposition, the near-consensus …

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