Although economists favour carbon pricing as the most effective and efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the policy has taken an unpredictable path in Canada. It has been embraced by British Columbia and Quebec, partially implemented in New Brunswick, and unceremoniously dumped by Alberta and Ontario.  This series of articles will take a close look at the approach toward carbon pricing in several provinces, and consider where things stand now that the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, struck in late 2016, has fallen apart.

This series was inspired by a Featured Talk, a special event organized by University of British Columbia professor Kathryn Harrison, part of the 2019 Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Photo: A mechanic works on a car at a dealership and service centre in Toronto, on April 1, 2019. The Canadian Press, by Christopher Katsarov.