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NDP-Green carbon tax hikes likely won’t be revenue neutral

Given the recent agreement between NDP and Green Party, which may soon see the two parties form a coalition government in British Columbia, changes are likely coming to B.C.’s carbon tax. The tax may increase by $5 per tonne each year from its current rate of $30 per tonne with no indication that the increases will stop at a certain rate. The coverage of the tax may also expand.  Crucially, there’s no commitment in the agreement struck by the NDP and Greens to make the carbon tax increases revenue neutral. Revenue neutrality was made a legal requirement when the tax

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