In the news, it seems that one of the hot topics right now is whether or not Canada should consider a nationwide carbon tax.
In BC, the provincial government is past consideration and has moved to implementation. That said, the provincial carbon tax is still a hot topic.
Wanting to join the discussion, I went to Vancouver and asked people for their thoughts on the tax – specifically, whether it would have the intended effect of encouraging fuel efficient driving. (If you’re reading this, you probably know that we’re trying to do the same thing with this blog.)
I brought along a camera and you can view some of the discussions here or on YouTube. Thanks to everyone who participated, and to Kevin from our Calgary office who did the filming. As a quick disclaimer, I apologize to all the BC folks from outside of Vancouver – it would also have been interesting to visit your community and hear what you have to say. So if you have any thoughts on this issue, please share them.
Looking ahead, we’ve got another short video coming in the next week or so. It will focus on the “what”, “when” and “how much” of the tax so that you’re a little more informed by the time the BC carbon tax is implemented on July 1, 2008.