Dear Minister:On behalf of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), I am pleased to transmit to you this report summarizing the key viewsand opinions of more than 160 stakeholders across Canada. These findings comefrom six regional outreach sessions held in the spring and summer of this year asfollow up to the NRTEE report
Achieving 2050: A Carbon Pricing Policy for Canada
.Based on the main findings and recommendations of
, we engagedin a dialogue with stakeholders across Canada to consider how progress could bemade in moving toward a unified system in Canada. This report draws out key issuesraised at the sessions and highlights regional areas of concern that participantswanted brought to your, and the federal government’s, attention.Overall, we found broad support for a unified carbon pricing policy approach asset out by the NRTEE, building on current federal government efforts. The needto engage with the United States was highlighted in order to ensure compatibility of policy direction, mechanisms, and costs. Broad support existed for taking actionnow. We hope you find this report useful as you consider next steps for Canada in meet-ing our climate policy goals. The NRTEE would be pleased to meet with you to dis-cuss our findings and assist you as you carry out your important work.Sincerely,Bob PageNRTEE Chair
BOB PAGE, PH.D.
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