Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Scientific Director, Energy and Environmental Policy Research Division, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
Educating Canadians about the reality of the taxes they will need to pay on the emissions they create in the form of a carbon price is not to be left to the politicians. Using reasonable assumptions, Jennifer has calculated the impact on households in every province, helping us understand it’s not as bad as many feared. In fact, at the introductory price of $20 per tonne, the cost to the average Canadian household is $250-450 annually, and likely lower. Providing these figures to policy makers, to Canadians in over 100 media interviews and testifying before the Senate, Jennifer has enabled policy makers to work with reasonable facts in pursuit of meaningful action.