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CFIB has issued a policy brief in response to the federal government’s announcement in October 2016 on the implementation of a country-wide carbon pricing plan to be managed by the provinces.
The brief is based on survey results collected from nearly 6,000 small business owners on environmental issues.
Like many Canadians, small business owners care about the environment and want to do their part to protect it. Nearly all of the 6,000 small business owners who responded to the survey said that they are actively working to make their businesses greener.
Some of these activities include:
Member perspectives on carbon pricing vary from province to province, making it difficult for a national approach to work. Governments should not impose a one-size-fits all solution, but allow provinces to tailor solutions to reduce emissions to fit their unique needs and context.
Given the current precarious economic climate, CFIB is urging the government to consider the impact that carbon pricing will have on small businesses and their ability to remain competitive, create jobs and innovate. Despite variances between provinces, small business owners oppose the introduction of carbon pricing measures on a national level. As such, CFIB urges the federal government to reconsider the introduction of a carbon price.