Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is betting his reelection on a carbon tax

By David Roberts, Vox

The revenue would be returned to citizens as rebates, which might change the politics.

Climate policy has taken a remarkable turn up in Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is effectively betting his reelection on the political salability of a nationwide carbon tax. (I can’t believe I just wrote those words.)

Back in 2015, when he was first running for prime minister, Trudeau pledged that under his leadership, the federal government would implement a nationwide carbon price — and would impose such a price on any province that did not develop its own.

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