Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault speaks with media outside the United Nations, in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press.

The carbon tax was never worth the cost

Canada should pause increases in the carbon tax permanently and have a serious discussion about eliminating the hodgepodge of rules and regulations that are harming the efficiency and competitiveness of the economy.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in an interview at the Office of the Prime Minister and Privy Council in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

The Weekly Wrap: The Liberals abandon the centre

This week‘s edition of The Hub’s Weekly Wrap reflects on some of the past week’s biggest stories, including the inadequate response to rising crime in Canada, the Liberal’s dramatic leftward shift on the political spectrum, and two new reports that highlight why prudence must take precedence in policymaking.

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. Justin Tang/The Canadian Press.

Prepare to get poorer

Most Canadians are supportive of decreasing pollution and GHG emissions. But not at the price of a lower standard of living. The inaccurate and unrealistic assumptions used to develop an emissions cap will deter investment.