McGill professor heads committee studying ways to tax pollution

Polluter pays. Why is that so hard? Oh yeah - then we might not pollute as much and we would turn to greener alternative products and entrenched interests would suffer. Right. Silly me.

Meanwhile, of course, countries with more sense than us will will move ahead in the development of green alternatives and will grow economically because of it. Keep that in mind this election year.

“This is a group of economists who are saying good environmental policy is not only good for the environment, but it’s good for the economy if you do it right, backed up by this advisory board that shows this isn’t a conservative vs. liberal issue, it’s not a business vs. labour issue, it’s just simple middle-of-the-road policy,” Ragan said.